News: Kris Letang (illness) has been cleared for full practice participation. Analysis: Kris Letang is slated to practice Monday, which is a major step toward his potential return to action after suffering a stroke in January, though at this stage there is no timetable on that front outlined by the Penguins.
News: Brayden Schenn scored a goal, collected two PIM, and added four hits for good measure in Sunday's 4-3 win over Pittsburgh. Analysis: Brayden Schenn has stepped up his offensive game recently. In the 10 games before the Olympic break, he managed just two points and two PIM. Since that break, he's already notched five points and four PIM in just eight games. He could offer some value in deeper leagues, especially if the Flyers can continue the momentum from this weekend's wins against Pittsburgh.
News: Roberto Luongo will start in goal Sunday against the Canucks, Erin Brown of FOX Sports Florida reports. Analysis: Roberto Luongo will mind the net in search of his 22nd win of the season, and third since joining Florida.
News: Braydon Coburn went pointless in Sunday's 4-3 win over Pittsburgh. Analysis: While his plus-minus rating has been gradually climbing over the last 10 games, he's got just four points and two PIM in that stretch. Even though the Flyers' defense has been playing better as of late, without consistent points or PIM, it's hard to see why Braydon Coburn warrants a start in most leagues.
News: Wayne Simmonds scored twice and added an assist in Sunday's 4-3 win over Pittsburgh. Analysis: Wayne Simmonds garnered consistent praise from the TV commentators for being "underrated." He played a solid game, and if he's on your team, you're probably don't count yourself as one of those Simmonds-haters. Still, more consistency from the tall forward would be appreciated.
News: Anton Khudobin is expected to start in goal Sunday against the Oilers, Chip Alexander of Raleigh News and Observer reports. Analysis: Cam Ward will get a breather after being lit up for five goals on 41 shots Saturday, opening the door for Anton Khudobin to start the back end of a back-to-back set. Khudobin will look to improve on his already impressive home numbers (1.97 GAA, .933 save percentage).
News: Antti Niemi will start in goal Sunday against the Rangers, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports. Analysis: Currently sitting at 33 wins for the season, Antti Niemi can tie Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury for the league lead with a victory Sunday. Niemi has been sitting a bit more lately, but it seems the Sharks are just taking measures to ensure his health for the postseason.
News: Henrik Lundqvist will start in goal Sunday against the Sharks, Newsday's Steve Zipay reports. Analysis: Henrik Lundqvist will mind the net for the eighth time in the team's last nine games, and for the 29th time at home this season. The Sharks got to Lundqvist for four goals on just 26 shots in their lone meeting this season, but the 32-year-old has posted a 2.23 GAA and a .923 save percentage at the Garden to this point.
News: T.J. Oshie's fiance is expected to give birth to their child Monday, and while Oshie said he'll play against the Jets if all goes well, there's a chance he misses the game, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports. Analysis: T.J. Oshie seems optimistic that he can attend to the birth of his child and play Monday, but he could be forced to miss a game if there are any complications. The 27-year-old has already matched his career-high of 54 points from 2011-12, in 13 fewer games.
News: Ryan O'Reilly has been enjoying the most productive season of his career, having posted career highs in goals (25), game-winning goals (6) and power-play goals (8). He also leads the league with 71 takeaways. Analysis: The Mile High City has been good to the 23-year-old, who has emerged as one of the premiere two-way forwards in the game. He'll set his sights on another milestone Sunday in Ottawa, as he needs just one more point to surpass his personal best of 55 set two seasons ago. Give yourself a pat on the back if you drafted him last Fall.