News: Al Montoya will be in the crease Monday vs. the Avalanche, Jim Toth of 680 CJOB reports. Analysis: Al Montoya came on strong to spell Ondrej Pavelec on Saturday vs. the Senators, knocking away all 12 shots to keep the bleeding from getting worse. The quality performance was enough to convince coach Paul Maurice to give Montoya the start Monday, but even with another solid outing, he probably won't displace Pavelec as the No. 1 starter.
News: The Hurricanes recalled Michal Jordan from AHL Charlotte on Monday. Analysis: Michal Jordan was recalled on an emergency basis, and will serve as the team's seventh defenseman while John-Michael Liles is sidelined with an upper body injury. Jordan has recorded three goals and 12 assists in 53 games with Charlotte this season.
News: Anton Lander was sent back down to the AHL on Monday, according to the Oilers web site. Analysis: The Oilers chose to keep top prospect Oscar Klefbom on the roster over Anton Lander who will resume his captaincy on the Barons. Lander was a second round pick by Edmonton in 2010 so he still has a future but more than likely as a bottom pair d-man.
News: Jordan Nolan has been suspended for one game by the NHL's Department of Player Safety, NHL.com reports. Analysis: Jordan Nolan will sit out Monday's game against the Flames for his punch to the head of the Oilers' Jesse Joensuu on Sunday. Nolan currently has five goals, four assists, and 52 PIM in 54 games to date.
News: Martin Havlat is still feeling the effects of offseason pelvic surgery, CSN Bay Area reports. Analysis: Head coach Todd McLellan noted that Martin Havlat should not be considered a healthy scratch when he doesn't play because he is still feeling stiff. There's really no way to know when he'll be 100-percent again, so it sounds like he'll continue to miss games on a consistent basis moving forward.
News: Brad Stuart (upper body) is not close to returning, CSN Bay Area reports. Analysis: Brad Stuart still isn't participating in contact drills at practice, although head coach Todd McLellan did say that he is continuing to work on his conditioning. The blueliner hasn't suited up since February 7, but recorded three goals and six assists before getting hurt.
News: Mika Zibanejad is expected to center the fourth line Monday against the Predators, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. Analysis: Mika Zibanejad was getting some opportunities to play wing alongside Jason Spezza earlier in the season, but was moved back to center with the addition of Ales Hemsky at the trade deadline. Zibanejad has 11 goals and 14 assists in 54 games this season, but fantasy owners should look for better options unless he makes it back into the top six.
News: Zack Smith has collected 10 goals and seven assists in 64 games to date. Analysis: He's an everyday player for the Sens, but he holds more value as a penalty killer than a scorer. He chips in enough to be an option in the deepest leagues, but most owners should steer clear.
News: Chris Neil has eight goals, four assists, and 136 PIM in 58 games this season. Analysis: He's not very productive offensively, but his 136 PIM rank third in the NHL to date, so owners who need help in that category should consider going after him.
News: Colton Orr (undisclosed) will be in the lineup Monday against the Ducks, Jonas Siegel of TSN 1050 reports. Analysis: Colton Orr still has yet to record his first point of the season, but has collected 96 PIM in 45 games. He can be considered fully healthy moving forward.