News: Marek Zidlicky (upper body) could return for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jackets, The Record reports. Analysis: Marek Zidlicky will fly with the team to Columbus, and he stands a good chance of playing Tuesday if he's able to make it through warmups without issue.
News: Anders Nilsson will start between the pipes Monday against the Ducks. Analysis: Anders Nilsson gets the nod for a fourth time in five games, despite losing each of the first three contests. The Islanders are struggling on defense, and their goaltenders aren't doing much to alleviate the issues.
News: Corey Crawford (lower body) did not travel to Dallas for Tuesday's game against the Stars, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Analysis: While his injury isn't thought to be serious, Corey Crawford will reportedly miss a minimum of one game. The Blackhawks evaluated their top goaltender Monday but failed to provide any information beyond ruling Crawford out for Tuesday. Kent Simpson was called up from the AHL on Monday, while Antii Raanta figures to get the nod against Dallas.
News: Nick Bonino picked up an assist during the third period of a 5-2 defeat of the Islanders on Monday. Analysis: Nick Bonino's been a consistent contributor for the Ducks this year, and has been particularly good recently -- he's got an impressive 11 points in his last 10 games.
News: Matt Beleskey grabbed an assist late in the second period of a 5-2 win over the Islanders on Monday. Analysis: Monday's assist snaps a six-game-long pointless streak for Matt Beleskey, who remains a low-upside fantasy play.
News: Bryan Allen was credited with an assist during the second period of a 5-2 defeat of the Islanders on Monday. Analysis: The helper was his first point in four games since returning from a short absence due to an upper-body injury.
News: Mark Fistric suffered an upper-body injury in Monday's game against the Islanders and will not return. Analysis: Mark Fistric played a little over six minutes before suffering the injury, picking up two penalty minutes along the way. Look for the Ducks to release more information after the game, but for now we'll consider him day-to-day for Wednesday's contest against Minnesota.
News: Andrew Cogliano scored a goal during the second period of a 5-2 win over the Islanders on Monday. Analysis: Although Andrew Cogliano's got six points in his last seven games, he's suffered from a lack of consistency -- there's a three-game pointless streak right smack in the middle of that stretch.