News: Jonas Gustavsson (concussion) should get medical clearance in the near future, Ansar Khan of MLive reports. Analysis: The Red Wings have a quandary to deal with if Jonas Gustavsson returns, as Petr Mrazek has played fairly well this season. If Gustavsson can get healthy with a few games to go on the season, he'll have a better shot at being on the playoff roster.
News: Riley Sheahan (upper body) will be back in the lineup Tuesday against the Senators, the Red Wings' official Twitter feed reports. Analysis: This is a welcome return for the Wings, as Riley Sheahan is having a decent year with 34 points in 73 games. Based on Tuesday's line rushes, he's slated to work on a trio with Tomas Jurco and Teemu Pulkkinen on Tuesday.
News: Erik Cole (upper body) won't play Tuesday against the Senators, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports. Analysis: On the plus side, Erik Cole -- who has notched six points in 11 games for Detroit since being acquired from Dallas -- didn't rule out a potential return to action Thursday against the Bruins.
News: Mrazak is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Senators, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports. Analysis: Petr Mrazek, who was pulled from Sunday's game against the Islanders after giving up four goals on 11 shots, will look to bounce back Tuesday against a Sens squad that has cooled off of late, dropping three straight decisions.
News: Riley Nash is dealing with a concussion, NHL.com's Michael Smith reports. Analysis: Riley Nash, who was hit around the ear with a puck during warmups on Sunday, will miss Tuesday's game against the Caps, at a minimum, and with the Hurricanes out of playoff contention, look for the team to proceed cautiously with the 25-year-old forward.
News: Cam Ward appears on track to start Tuesday's game against the Caps, NHL.com's Michael Smith reports. Analysis: Cam Ward, who has won both of his starts since returning from a bout with the flu, is thus slated to return to the Carolina net after giving way to Anton Khudobin in Sunday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Bruins.
News: According to coach Claude Julien, Brett Connolly (finger) is "getting closer" to a return to action. Analysis: Brett Connolly has been able to skate with the B's, so once he gets the green light from the team's doctors, the forward's return will largely hinge on his comfort level while shooting, as well as battling for pucks.
News: Tuukka Rask is in line to start Tuesday's game against the Panthers, DJ Bean of WEEI.com reports. Analysis: With the Bruins clinging to the final playoff seed in the Eastern Conference, it wouldn't surprise us to see Tuukka Rask draw the start in each of the team's final six regular season games.
News: Braden Holtby is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports. Analysis: Given that coach Barry Trotz previously suggested that as long as the Capitals haven't clinched a playoff seed, Braden Holtby was likely to start every game for the team, it's no surprise to see the goalie on track to make his 67th start of the season on Tuesday. Holtby bounced back from a rough outing against the Preds on Saturday, to stop 23 of 25 shots in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Rangers.
News: Alexander Wennberg (infected hand) is on track to play Tuesday against New Jersey. Analysis: Alexander Wennberg, who has been medically cleared to play, worked on a line with Scott Hartnell and Marko Dano at Tuesday's morning skate, indicating that he's in line to suit up for the team's evening tilt. Prior to being sidelined, Wennberg had notched five points over his past four games.