News: Erik Gudbranson's lower-body injury is related to his knee, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Analysis: Erik Gudbranson is awaiting an assessment from the team's medical staff before a proper timetable emerges. Regardless, it seems unlikely that he plays Tuesday vs. the Coyotes, and perhaps a few games beyond that.
News: Paul Stastny (back) will not play Monday vs. the Jets. Analysis: The Avs are officially listing Paul Stastny as day-to-day after he left Saturday's game with a back issue and wasn't present at Monday's morning skate. The team will try to get by with defenseman Ryan Wilson skating as the 12th forward, but should Stastny's injury linger deeper into this week, an forward call-up from the minors would grow more likely.
News: Frederik Andersen was the first goalie off the ice and will get the start Monday vs. the Maple Leafs, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: With Jonas Hiller taking two difficult overtime losses his last two starts, coach Bruce Boudreau will turn the keys over to Frederik Andersen as the Ducks look to get back in the win column. Andersen is set to serve as the Ducks' backup goalie the rest of the season after Viktor Fasth was shipped to the Oilers over the trade deadline.
News: Carey Price (lower body) skated again Monday morning, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Analysis: Carey Price has been slow to recover from the lower-body injury he acquired over the Olympics, but it seems he's gradually starting to increase his activity. level. While he hasn't been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Bruins, Saturday's matchup with the Senators might be a more realistic target.
News: John-Michael Liles (upper body) will not play Tuesday vs. the Rangers, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports. Analysis: Coach Kirk Muller decided to officially rule John-Michael Liles out of action after he failed to practice Monday. There's no word on when he may return to the lineup, but Mike Komisarek will draw in to take his place in the meantime.
News: Eric Staal was out sick for Monday's practice, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports. Analysis: Coach Kirk Muller said the team would see how Eric Staal is feeling during Tuesday's morning skate before determining his status for their game vs. the Rangers. Staal has seen his production slide of late even before the illness hit, as he's provided only two points in his last five games.
News: Analysis: Nikita Nikitin took part in morning skate without limitations and should be safe for fantasy owners to use Monday. He was sidelined just one game on account of the head injury.
News: Kevin Westgarth (head) is considered very close to returning, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports. Analysis: After skating in a regular jersey at Monday's morning session, Kevin Westgarth could return to action as early as Wednesday's game vs. the Ducks if all continues to go well in his recovery over the next couple of days. Westgarth will miss his fifth game in a row Monday with the head injury.
News: Curtis Glencross (ankle) is closing in on a return to the lineup, possibly as soon as Wednesday vs. the Ducks, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports. Analysis: Curtis Glencross was on the ice at Monday's morning skate, donning a regular jersey as opposed to his usual yellow non-contact outfit. The Flames' medical staff will evaluate his condition following Tuesday's practice and Wednesday's morning skate before deciding whether or not he's fit to play against Anaheim. Glencross hasn't appeared in a game since Dec. 21.
News: David Schlemko (lower body) returned to Phoenix on Monday and is expected to miss the final three games of the team's road trip, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports. Analysis: Coach Dave Tippett said that David Schlemko is dealing with a bone bruise and will take the next few days off to rest before being reassessed when the team returns to Arizona. Former first-round pick Brandon Gormley is expected to take Schlemko's spot in the lineup during the remaining games out east.