News: Tobias Enstrom assisted on both of the Jets' two goals in Friday's loss to Tampa Bay. Analysis: Tobias Enstrom now has six points (all assists) in seven games this season, to go with a minus-1 rating. Playing the point on the top power-play unit and averaging 23:49 of ice time per game, Enstrom will continue to produce offense. After a somewhat disappointing 30-point season in 2013-14, expect Enstrom to return to the 40-50 point range in 2014-15.
News: Evgeni Nabokov will be in the crease Saturday against the Wild, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Analysis: There was some thought that coach Jon Cooper might turn to top netminder Ben Bishop for both ends of the Bolts' weekend back-to-back after the goalie was rested earlier in the week, but Evgeni Nabokov dependability might have swayed the coach. Nabokov has stopped 44 of the 47 shots he's faced (.936 save percentage) in his previous two starts, guiding Tampa to a win over the Flames and a close loss to the Devils. However, with the red-hot Darcy Kuemper in the opposite net for the Wild and playing better than any goalie in the league, Nabokov may be hard-pressed to come away with a victory Saturday.
News: Sam Reinhart will play his seventh NHL game Saturday against San Jose, reports Paul Hamilton from WGR Sports Radio 550. Analysis: After sitting out as a healthy scratch against the Kings on Thursday, Sam Reinhart will draw into the lineup against the Sharks, who have lost three games in a row. Reinhart has yet to register a point this season and all signs point to him returning back to the WHL after his nine-game audition. He'll likely see limited minutes yet again on the team's fourth line.
News: Marian Gaborik (undisclosed) skated on his own Saturday morning, Helene Elliott of the LA Times reports. Analysis: Marian Gaborik has been sidelined since October 12 with the mysterious injury, but it looks like he's progressing in the rehab process. He's likely not close to returning, and will have to return for a couple practices before he gets back in the lineup.
News: Michal Neuvirth will start Saturday against the Sharks, reports Paul Hamilton from WGR Sports Radio 550. Analysis: Michal Neuvirth will made his third start of the season as the Sabres hope to avoid a sweep by all three California teams. Neuvirth is 0-2 this season with a 4.00 goals-against average and .896 save percentage. The Sharks are coming off three straight losses and are 1-1-0 at home.
News: Trevor Lewis (upper body) was a limited participant in Saturday's practice, Helene Elliott of the LA Times reports. Analysis: It's a good sign that Trevor Lewis has graduated from just skating on his own to participating in hockey drills, but he'll still need to get some full contact practice in before he returns to game action.
News: Pekka Rinne was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate and figures to draw the start Saturday versus the Penguins. Analysis: The Predators aren't playing a back-to-back set over the weekend, so it comes as no surprise that Pekka Rinne will man the net as usual Saturday. Rinne has been sensational in the early going, ranking in the league's top 10 among all goalies in wins (5), GAA (1.62) and save percentage (.939).
News: Patric Hornqvist will make his first appearance against the Predators -- the organization he played 363 games for -- Saturday in Nashville. Analysis: Patric Hornqvist has fallen back to earth a little bit, going pointless with a combined six shots in his last two games. While he's cooled off in Week 3, there's no reason why the top-six forward can't surpass the 60-point plateau surrounded by Pittsburgh's elite centers and a top-ranked power play. He has eight points (4G, 4A) in six games, including five points on the man advantage.
News: Darcy Kuemper will be in the crease Saturday against the Lightning. Analysis: There was no doubt that the Wild would go with Darcy Kuemper again Saturday, after he posted three shutouts in his first four starts of the season. The 5-2-1 Lightning will provide a stiff test for Kuemper, but given how spectacularly he's played in the early stages, fantasy owners should still roll him Saturday without hesitation.
News: Brandon Sutter centered Pittsburgh's third line during Saturday's game-day skate. Analysis: Since scoring goals in the team's first two games, Brandon Sutter has gone pointless with a minus-5 rating. He's averaged less than a half-point per game throughout his career and is on pace for similar production in 2014-15.