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: Jhonas Enroth (leg) will stay behind in Buffalo as the Sabres set out on their five-game road trip beginning Tuesday in Calgary. Analysis: Coach Ted Nolan said Jhonas Enroth would be under evaluation in Buffalo for the next few days while the team assesses his injury. The Sabres' road trip spans nearly two weeks, so if Enroth's injury is deemed minor, there remains a possibility that the netminder joins the team at some point. Until that time, the Sabres will look to get by with Michal Neuvirth and Nathan Lieuwen as their two goalies.
News: Torrey Mitchell (foot) hopes to return to the lineup Tuesday vs. the Flames. Analysis: Torrey Mitchell has been in the press box for the past six games with the foot injury, but seems to have made progress in his recovery over the last week. He'll travel with the Sabres to Calgary for Tuesday's game and could be used in the lineup if he participates without limitation at morning skate.
News: Magnus Paajarvi (upper body) is considered close to returning to the lineup, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports. Analysis: Magnus Paajarvi was not on the ice for Monday's morning skate, but he's apparently resumed skating on his own and looks to have avoided a long-term absence. He could be back in the lineup as early as Wednesday against the Blackhawks.
News: Jordan Leopold (ankle) is expected to make his return to the lineup Wednesday vs. the Blackhawks, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports. Analysis: Jordan Leopold had received full clearance from doctors to return to action Monday vs. the Jets, but came down with the flu and will have his return pushed back a game. He's expected to join either Ian Cole or Roman Polak on the third defensive pairing Wednesday, assuming his illness doesn't prove too debilitating.
News: Matt Stajan (personal) rejoined the Flames on Monday, Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun reports. Analysis: Matt Stajan took a leave of absence from the team for the past week after the death of his newborn son. With the support of his teammates, Stajan will attempt to move on from the devastating personal loss. He figures to be in the lineup Tuesday vs. the Sabres.
News: Coach Mike Yeo acknowledged Ilya Bryzgalov would likely start Tuesday vs. the Islanders, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Analysis: Unless Monday's starting goalie, Darcy Kuemper, is pulled early from his start against the Bruins, Ilya Bryzgalov will prepare as if he'll start Tuesday. He's had just one start since joining the Wild before the trade deadline, taking a shootout loss to the Blues on Mar. 9.
News: The stars have reassigned Travis Morin to their AHL affiliate. Analysis: Travis Morin played one game on his call up, registering an assist and two shots through 15:36 of playing time.
News: James Neal (concussion) believes he could return to the lineup as soon as Tuesday. Analysis: "As long as I'm good all day today and if I feel good in the morning, there's no reason why I can't play Tuesday vs. Dallas," James Neal said. The Penguins sit comfortably in first place of the Metropolitan Division, but are coming off of lackluster efforts against the Flyers over the weekend. Pittsburgh plays four games this week, so even if Neal sits Tuesday then there's a shot he comes back for the other three contests.
News: Jamie Benn had an assist, four shots, and a whopping 14 penalty minutes in 7-2 loss to the Jets on Sunday. Analysis: Jamie Benn assisted on Tyler Seguin's goal early in the game, stretching his point streak to seven games, over which he has four goals and six assists. His penalty minutes came late in the game when the team was beyond frustrated. Nonetheless, he managed to have neutral plus/minus, which was something of a feat in this game.