News: Patrick Maroon scored his ninth of the season Thursday night against the Bruins. Analysis: A nifty little move allowed Patrick Maroon to get open and fire a shot past Bruins' goalie Tuukka Rask. He's only managed 33 points on the season, but he remains part of a whole host of Ducks who are hanging around the outer region of fantasy relevance.
News: Corey Perry scored in the last minute of the third to send Thursday's game against the Bruins to overtime. Analysis: He struggled throughout the early part of March with just four points in the first nine games, but has bounced back nicely with four goals and an assist in his last five. Corey Perry is heating up at just the right time for the Ducks.
News: Michal Neuvirth will start Saturday's game against the Ducks. Analysis: Michal Neuvirth will get his first start since March 17 and fifth start in an Islanders uniform. He has a 1-2-1 record thus far, with a 2.91 GAA and .882 save percentage in the very limited sample size.
News: Devan Dubnyk will get a 33rd consecutive start Friday against the Flames, Anthony LaPanta of FOX Sports North reports. Analysis: Devan Dubnyk will look for a fourth straight victory, after stopping 72-of-74 shots over the past two games. A win would put Minnesota six points ahead of Calgary in the wild-card chase, with only seven more games remaining for each team. Of course, Dubnyk's owners might prefer that the Wild not lock up a playoff spot until the final day of the season.
News: Adam Larsson registered an assist in Thursday's loss to the Capitals. Analysis: Adam Larsson gained momentum as a waiver-wire pickup in late February after picking up five assists in a five-game stretch, but he's predictably fallen off that pace. Through 11 March games, Larsson has provided a goal and three helpers -- serviceable production from the blue line, but nothing that warrants immediate action on the part of fantasy owners in most leagues.
News: Craig Cunningham recorded an assist in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Sabres. Analysis: It's the second helper in as many games for Craig Cunningham, but that shouldn't lead anyone to believe he's set to become a regular on the score sheet in the subsequent contests to come. Between stops with the Bruins and Coyotes this season, Cunningham has tallied two goals and three assists over 44 games.
News: Brandon Manning was recalled from AHL Lehigh Valley on Thursday, CSN Philadelphia reports. Analysis: Andrew McDonald (hand) is done for the season, and Luke Schenn (lower body) is also banged up. If Schenn can't play in Saturday's game against the Sharks, Brandon Manning will likely make his fifth NHL appearance of the season. The 24-year-old blueliner has impressively piled up 43 points (11 goals) and 150 penalty minutes through 58 AHL games this season.
News: Kyle Chipchura assisted on Jordan Szwarz's first-period goal in Thursday's overtime win over the Sabres. Analysis: As the third-line center for the league's second-worst scoring attack, Kyle Chipchura presents very little in the form of fantasy value. The 29-year-old has 13 points and a minus-22 rating over 63 games this season.
News: Tim Schaller was recalled from AHL Rochester on Friday, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports. Analysis: Tyler Ennis suffered an upper-body injury during Thursday's loss to Arizona, so Tim Schaller may be needed for Saturday's matchup with the Avalanche. Schaller only has two points in 14 career NHL appearances (all this season), but he's managed 40 points through 58 games with AHL Rochester this season.
News: Sam Carrick is absent from Friday's practice for personal reasons, TSN's Mark Masters reports. Analysis: With Nazem Kadri set to return from a four-game suspension, the Leafs will be better equipped to deal with an absence, if Sam Carrick is unable to play in Saturday's game against Ottawa. The 23-year-old center scored his first career goal during Thursday's loss to the Panthers.