News: Brian Elliott will start in goal Sunday against the Wild, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Analysis: Ryan Miller will get a breather in the second half a back-to-back set, after he extended his record with St. Louis to 4-0 with a win over the Avalanche on Saturday. Brian Elliott was hit just above the mouth by a puck during the third period of Saturday's game and was forced to leave the bench, but he clearly didn't suffer any sort of serious injury.
News: Mathieu Perreault (upper body) won't play Monday against the Maple Leafs, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: The report adds that Mathieu Perreault -- who is currently on the Ducks' IR list -- appears to be dealing with a sprained thumb or wrist. In 52 games with the team to date, Perreault has recorded 12 goals and 30 points.
News: Luca Sbisa (knee) won't play Monday against the Maple Leafs, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: Luca Sbisa is dealing with a left knee injury that he sustained Friday against the Penguins. With two assists in 17 games to date to go along with a minus-7 rating, Sbisa's fantasy impact thus far has been limited to the 35 PIM he has recorded in that span.
News: Shea Weber has just two assists in his last eight games and has a combined minus-3 rating. Analysis: It should come as no surprise that in those same eight games, the Predators have won just once and now have a near impossible 0.6 percent chance of making the playoffs. The Canadian Olympian is still second among NHL defensemen in goals with 15, and eighth overall with 40 points, but the offensively challenged Predators need more from their star captain. He'll need to go on a tear for the remaining 18 games to surpass his career high of 53 points set in 2008-2009. On the bright side, if anyone can do it, it's Shea.
News: Tim Thomas appears to be in line to see added action in the coming days, with Kari Lehtonen day-to-day with a head injury, TSN.ca reports. Analysis: Coach Lindy Ruff suggested Sunday that Lehtonen -- who had his bell rung in a collision during Saturday's game -- is "not doing that well" at this stage and it looks like Tim Thomas is in line to see some added action in the coming days, starting with Monday's game against the Blue Jackets.
News: Jay Harrison scored his second goal in three games - a power-play marker - in Saturday's 5-4 loss to New Jersey. Analysis: Jay Harrison ended up as the hero that finally snapped Carolina's 0-25 seven game power-play slump after slipping a wrister past Marty Brodeur in the second. He also scored on March 4, his first goal in nearly three months, so this type of production is highly unlikely to continue. It's worth monitoring the Canes depth chart however, as they're currently eight points out of a playoff spot and coach Kirk Muller will probably do some experimenting with his line configurations as the season winds down. If Harrison gets a regular shot on the man advantage, he could justify a pickup in deeper leagues.
News: Roberto Luongo will start in goal Sunday against the Bruins, Erin Brown of FOX Sports Florida reports. Analysis: In what was a widely considered the biggest surprise of the trade deadline, the Canucks shipped Roberto Luongo back to the Panthers on Tuesday, with whom he played from 2000-2006. He'll serve as the Panthers' primary goalkeeper moving with Tim Thomas now in Dallas. Sunday will mark Luongo's first time facing the Bruins since 2011.
News: Chad Johnson will start Sunday's game against the Panthers. Analysis: Chad Johnson will square off against Florida's Roberto Luongo on Sunday, while giving Tuukka Rask -- Saturday's starter in nets for the B's -- a breather.
News: Andrej Meszaros is slated to make his Bruins' debut Sunday against the Panthers, NESN.com reports. Analysis: With Andrej Meszaros joining the B's lineup for the first time since being acquired in a trade with the Flyers, Dougie Hamilton is in line to be a healthy scratch for the team on Sunday.
News: Dougie Hamilton will be a healthy scratch against the Panthers on Sunday, NESN.com reports. Analysis: Dougie Hamilton, who has been held without a point in his last three games, will give way Sunday to newcomer Andrej Meszaros, who the Bruins acquired as this past Wednesday's NHL trade deadline approached. We suspect that Hamilton won't be out of the lineup long, but with the Bruins having played Saturday, Meszaros can provide the team's blue line with some rested wheels on Sunday.