News: Chris Stewart has been traded to the Wild in exchange for what is expected to be a 2017 second-rounder, WGR550.com reports. Analysis: Even though this deal was snuck in just ahead of the deadline, Chris Stewart was as good of a bet as any player in hockey to get dealt Monday. He'll head to a playoff contender, which should immediately boost his plus-minus prospects. And Minnesota might start to be considered Buffalo West, with four former Sabres on the roster once Stewart gets settled. Stewart has a disappointing 25 points in 61 games this season, but he's been playing better lately with the potential to do more with better talent around him. Keep an eye on his line assignment, though it's worth noting that inconsistency has always been a part of his game.
News: Ben Lovejoy was traded to the Penguins on Monday in exchange for Simon Despres, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Analysis: The Penguins will surrender the younger, higher-upside Despres for the more battle-tested Ben Lovejoy, a veteran of six NHL season. He started his career in Pittsburgh in 2008-09 before spending the past three seasons with the Ducks, where he's served primarily in a top-four role. He'll likely occupy a spot on the Pens' second or third defensive pair the rest of the way, where he should be a solid source of hits and blocked shots.
News: Cam Atkinson signed a three-year, $10.5 million extension with the Blue Jackets on Monday, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports. Analysis: Cam Atkinson was a central name in trade rumors as Monday's deadline approached, but the Blue Jackets elected to keep the winger in the fold after no team stepped up with an overwhelming offer. The 25-year-old has been a rather inconsistent producer during his tenure with the organization, though he has shown the ability to get hot during certain stretches of action. Atkinson is currently hanging on to a top-six role alongside Ryan Johansen and Nick Foligno, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see him get on another scoring run at some point before the season comes to a close.
News: The Sabres traded Torrey Mitchell to Montreal on Monday in exchange for a prospect and a draft pick, TSN.ca reports. Analysis: Torrey Mitchell, who has notched 13 points in 51 games for the Sabres to date, will boost the Habs' depth up front, but he's not likely to make a significant fantasy impact with his new club. The 30-year-old pivot is eligible to eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
News: Clayton Stoner scored the game winner in the third period of Sunday night's clash in Dallas. Analysis: Not normally known for his goal-scoring prowess, the defenseman was able to score his first goal in nearly a full calendar year. Seeing as how his career total is now at five goals and 33 assists, don't expect the 30-year old to suddenly become fantasy viable.
News: Corey Perry tallied a goal and an assist in Sunday's win over the Stars. Analysis: The points give Corey Perry 45 points on the season. Despite missing 15 of his team's 64 games this season, Perry is only second to linemate Ryan Getzlaf in team scoring.
News: Ryan Getzlaf tied Paul Kariya for second on the Ducks' all-time scoring list with a goal and an assist Sunday in Dallas. Analysis: This gives Ryan Getzlaf 669 points in 693 career games for the Ducks. He now has 61 points in 61 games this season, good enough for eighth place in NHL scoring.
News: John Gibson stopped 39-of-40 shots faced Sunday night in Dallas. Analysis: This was John Gibson's fifth win in his last six starts, as it appears that both him and his team have worked their way out of a slump. However, it appears that Gibson will be relegated to backup duties very soon with regular starter Frederik Andersen fully recovered from a head/neck injury. Keep a close eye on Gibson's status for upcoming games.
News: Kyle Okposo (eye) was scheduled to skate before the Islanders' practice Monday morning, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports. Analysis: It hasn't been revealed if that plan was executed, but it's nonetheless a positive sign that Kyle Okposo is at least warranting consideration to get back on the ice. He'll likely require a few days of skating on his own before receiving clearance to practice, potentially putting him on pace to return to action by mid-to-late March.
News: Henrik Zetterberg (upper body) practiced Monday, Chuck Pleiness of the Macomb Daily reports. Analysis: The report suggests that Henrik Zetterberg's practice participation Monday is a good sign that the forward could return to action Wednesday against the Rangers. Zetterberg last suited up for the Wings on Feb. 21.