News: Jakob Silfverberg collected a goal, two assists and a plus-3 rating in Tuesday's win over the Coyotes. Analysis: The points give him 30 on the year (10 goals, 20 assists), already well above his previous best of 23 from last season. The Ducks forward core is a fairly crowded bunch at the moment, so the 24-year-old will probably continue to have a hard time consistently hitting the scoresheet. However, he has fired 144 shots on goal this season, making him an intriguing option in leagues that count that stat.
News: Michael Hutchinson is slated to start Wednesday's game against the Senators, TSN 1290's Brian Munz reports. Analysis: Michael Hutchinson, who will be making his fifth straight start for the Jets, has allowed five goals over his last three starts, two of which resulted in Winnipeg victories.
News: Jerry D'Amigo played 10:36 in his first game of the season against Tampa Bay on Tuesday. Analysis: It was also Jerry D'Amigo's first game as a Sabre. He skated on the team's fourth line and finished the game with a minus-1 rating. The Sabres called up three players after the deadline in the hopes of giving its minor leaguers a chance to audition for next year. D'Amigo was rewarded for a strong second-half performance in AHL Rochester, but his fantasy value is minimal.
News: Dan Ellis will get the start in net on Saturday, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports. Analysis: Dan Ellis is having a pretty good year with the AHL San Antonio Rampage, posting a 22-11-3 record with a .906 save percentage and a 2.70 goals against average. He played in six games last season for the Panthers, going 0-5-0 with a .836 save percentage and a 4.81 goals against average. While he has not been a terrible goalie throughout his career, posting a .905 save percentage throughout 204 NHL games, he is an unreliable fantasy option.
News: Phil Varone skated on the Sabres' top line Tuesday against Tampa Bay. Analysis: Phil Varone played 19:01, a season-high, although he didn't register a point in the 3-0 shutout loss. Varone was AHL Rochester's leading scorer when he was called up and after toiling in the minors for the past two years, his hard work has paid off. He registered two shots on net and will continue to serve as the team's No. 1 centerman with Zemgus Girgensons (fractured ankle) sidelined. The Sabres don't score much but if they do, Varone should be in line for some points. He has two goals in 10 NHL games this season.
News: Aaron Ekblad scored his 11th goal of the seasonhis fifth on the power-playin Tuesday's loss to the Maple Leafs. Analysis: Aaron Ekblad has now scored power-play goals in two straight games after going through a 10-game goal-less streak. Ekblad is tied for ninth among rookies in goals and fifth in point and is tops among rookie defensemen in points. His heavy ice time, presence on the power-play and point scoring ability makes him a good fantasy play week-in and week-out.
News: Trevor Daley, who absorbed a knee-on-knee hit Tuesday against the Islanders, could be out for "weeks," according to coach Lindy Ruff, the Dallas Morning News reports. Analysis: We'll look for a more precise timetable for Trevor Daley in the coming days, but at the very least, it seems safe to assume that the blueliner -- who has 33 points in 61 games to date -- won't play Thursday against the Panthers.
News: Eric Fehr finished Tuesday night's 5-3 win over Columbus with a goal and three shots. Analysis: This gives Eric Fehr points in back to back games to give him two goals and three assists in his last six games. Though still a fixture on the team's third line, Fehr has enough offensive upside to warrant consideration in deeper leagues as he looks to have his best campaign since 2009-2010 when he had 21 goals and 39 points in 69 contests.
News: Tom Wilson netted a goal and 17 penalty minutes in Washington's 5-3 win over Columbus on Tuesday. Analysis: Aside from his second goal in the last five games, Tom Wilson was again at the center of attention when it comes to physical play, as he fought Blue Jackets heavyweight Jared Boll following a heavy hit that knocked teammate Michael Latta from the game. While Wilson may get more looks at the revolving door of right wing alongside Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, the situation is too fluid an unpredictable to start Wilson on every night, unless you are in a league that counts hits and penalty minutes. The situation continues to bear monitoring.
News: Cam Talbot is slated to start Wednesday's game against the Red Wings, the Rangers' official site reports. Analysis: Cam Talbot, who is in line to start in net for the Rangers for the 14th time in 15 games since Henrik Lundqvist was sidelined, is coming off a strong effort Monday in which he stopped 25 of 26 shots in a 4-1 triumph over the Predators.