News: Cody McCormick will be a healthy scratch Monday against Boston, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Analysis: Justin Fontaine will play as a result after sitting out five games. While Cody McCormick doesn't have a point in five games since he was traded to the Wild, this is more likely giving him a day of rest rather than a demotion.
News: Nicklas Jensen scored for the second straight game in Sunday's win over Florida. Analysis: Nicklas Jensen has impressed since being called up from Utica, tallying two goals, one assist, and a plus-3 rating in his first five career NHL games. With injuries to Daniel Sedin (hamstring) and Ryan Kesler (knee), the 21-year-old has been playing on the top line. It won't be too long before the youngster becomes a well-known name in fantasy hockey.
News: Justin Fontaine will play Monday against Boston, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Analysis: Cody McCormick will be a healthy scratch. Justin Fontaine hasn't played the last five games since the Wild traded for Matt Moulson and Cody McCormick.
News: Jonathan Huberdeau (upper body) will not play Tuesday vs. the Sharks, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports. Analysis: The injury is the latest dose of bad news in what has been a dismal sophomore campaign for Jonathan Huberdeau. He's only classified as day-to-day with the upper-body ailment for now, but with only 14 games remaining on Florida's schedule, Huberdeau could have tough chance at even surpassing the 31 points he compiled in his strike-shortened rookie season.
News: Garrett Wilson was recalled from AHL San Antonio on Monday, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports. Analysis: Garrett Wilson will be making his NHL debut Tuesday against the Sharks, replacing the injured Jonathan Huberdeau. He'll likely find himself outside of a top-six role with the Panthers, limiting his fantasy upside for the time being.
News: Brandon Saad (upper body) will not play Tuesday vs. the Flyers, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Analysis: The Blackhawks haven't offered much of a timetable for Brandon Saad beyond Tuesday's game, but coach Joel Quenneville previously indicated the injury wasn't overly serious. Expect the team to update Saad's status on a game-by-game basis unless he fails to make much progress in his recovery from the injury.
News: Stoner, Keith Ballard and Nate Prosser will each play two of the upcoming three games on the Wild's road trip, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Analysis: The Wild are going to rest each of the three defensemen to keep them fresh down the stretch.
News: Nick Holden potted his seventh goal of the season in Sunday's win over the Senators. Analysis: That gives the defenseman three points in four games. He's been a fairly useful fantasy asset on a per-game basis with 18 points in 40 games, but he's an occasional risk to be scratched by coach Patrick Roy.
News: Clayton Stoner, Keith Ballard and Nate Prosser will each play two of the upcoming three games on the Wild's road trip, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Analysis: The three defensemen are being rotated to keep them fresh for the stretch run.
News: John Mitchell has celebrated his newly-signed three-year extension with the Avalanche by providing three points over his last two games. Analysis: Injuries to P.A. Parenteau and Paul Stastny have allowed John Mitchell to move upward on the depth chart, and he's certainly repeated the benefits of playing alongside Nathan MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog. As long as he retains a top-six role and seems sizable minutes, Mitchell might be worth a look in deeper leagues.