News: Brent Burns had a goal, a plus-3 rating, and five shots in a win over Toronto on Tuesday. Analysis: Brent Burns has put that slump firmly behind him, scoring four goals in the last four games. In that stretch he's also a plus-6 and averaging 3.75 shots per game.
News: Kevin Westgarth (head) will return to the lineup Wednesday against the Ducks, the Calgary Herald reports. Analysis: Kevin Westgarth suffered the injury on March 1 during a fight with the Oilers' Luke Gazdic, but will draw back into the lineup Wednesday. The winger has one goal, one assist, and 41 PIM in 32 games to date.
News: Curtis Glencross (ankle) will return to the lineup Wednesday against the Ducks, the Calgary Herald reports. Analysis: The winger has only suited up for 21 games this season, and hasn't been in the lineup since December 21 against the Penguins. He recorded six goals and six assists before being sidelined with a high ankle sprain.
News: Chris Thorburn (upper body) is healthy enough to return to the lineup. Analysis: Chris Thorburn has amassed a line of 2/9/11 through 53 games this season, and has also chipped in 65 PIM. He's not the most productive player out there, but he can certainly help team's in leagues where penalty minutes are weighted heavily.
News: The Stars reassigned Chris Mueller to AHL Texas on Wednesday. Analysis: Chris Mueller played one game with the Stars after being recalled Tuesday, but failed to crack the score sheet in the team's overtime win over the Blues. He'll return to Texas where he's currently fourth on the team in points with 24 goals and 29 assists in 57 games to date.
News: Daniel Paille (concussion) skated Wednesday for the first time since being injured. Analysis: Although the winger has already been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Canadiens and likely won't play Thursday either he is expected to return Saturday against the Hurricanes. Daniel Paille recorded nine goals and seven assists in 57 games before getting hurt.
News: Marian Hossa, who suffered an upper body injury on March 1 against the Penguins, was expected to skate on Wednesday and could return for Sunday's contest against the Red Wings, ESPN Chicago reports. Analysis: Marian Hossa was expected to miss between two-to-three weeks and that appears to be the case. If he does not skate against Detroit, it will most likely be Tuesday in Philadephia. For the last few years Hossa has been very durable and has skated most of the games. Hossa has 24 goals, 26 assists and a plus-25 rating in 57 games for the 2013-14 season.
News: Michael Grabner suffered a concussion Tuesday against the Canucks. Analysis: There is currently no timetable for his return, so it's probably safest to consider him week-to-week for now. The winger has 12 goals and 13 assists in 63 games this season, but will likely be moved to IR as the Islanders are expected to call up a replacement from AHL Bridgeport.
News: Corey Crawford will be on the bench on Wednesday as the Blackhawks go with Antti Raanta in goal against Colorado, Chicago Sun-Times reports. Analysis: While Corey Crawford was looking to get another crack in goal against the Avalanche after last week's 4-2 loss to Colorado, Blackhawks' head coach Joel Quenneville is just trying to get Raanta a start. Crawford is still the number one goal for Chicago and is expected to be back in goal for the next game, Friday at home against Nashville.
News: Blake Comeau will have a phone hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety on Wednesday, MLive.com reports. Analysis: Blake Comeau was assessed a minor penalty for boarding the Red Wings' Brendan Smith in the first period of Tuesday's game. Comeau will have a chat with the NHL's disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan, though it would be surprising if gets suspended for more than one or two games.