News: Patrik Berglund scored his fourth goal of the year Saturday in a loss San Jose. He was plus-1 with two shots and two hits on the night. Analysis: Patrik Berglund's offensive output has been disappointing this year with just 11 points in 32 games, although he has never been a big scorer. Regardless trade rumours surround the veteran Swede and how he responds could provide a boost to his owners.
News: Steve Ott scored his first goal of the season Saturday in a loss to San Jose on his only shot of the game. He added seven hits in 13:46 of ice time in the game. Analysis: Steve Ott is a veteran role player and penalty killer at this stage in his career, so offensive contributions aren't what the Blues are expecting from him. Fantasy owners should look at him the same way.
News: Keith Yandle picked up an assist Saturday in a loss to the Kings. He took one shot, registered two PIM, and blocked two shots on the night. Analysis: Keith Yandle's 21 points rank him 11th among defensemen as he once again shows he is among the top offensive defensemen in the NHL. He has picked up five points in his last eight games.
News: Coach Willie Desjardins indicated Jannik Hansen (undisclosed) should be able to play Monday against the Coyotes. Analysis: Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench in the second period of Sunday's game. He and spent the night in the hospital and didn't skate Sunday morning, both for precautionary reasons. However, it appears as though the reasoning behind the collapse was minor, and he should be fine moving forward.
News: Mike Brown has a broken right fibula and will miss six-to-eight weeks from the time of the fracture on Dec. 9, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports. Analysis: Mike Brown was placed on injured reserve the day after the injury, indicating it was severe. Now that the injury has been revealed as a broken fibula, the timetable has been set at six-to-eight weeks, scheduling his return for late January or early February
News: Chris Kelly scored on his only shot in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Sabres. Analysis: Chris Kelly now has a point in four straight as he chipped in his first goal since October. He's got 12 points on the season, but just eight in 28 games before his current streak. The 34-year-old logs valuable minutes for the Bruins, but should only be considered in deeper fantasy leagues at this point.
News: Dougie Hamilton had a productive night, scoring two goals on six shots and dishing out an assist in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Sabres. Analysis: Dougie Hamilton's had a solid season so far, as he now has seven goals and 13 assists through 34 games. The 21-year-old should easily pass his career-high of 25 points set last season as he's seventh in goals among defenseman.
News: Loui Eriksson added an assist and scored the game winning goal in overtime in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Sabres. Analysis: Loui Eriksson now has two multi-point efforts in his last three games, and six points in his last seven. The 29-year-old now has 19 points on seven goals in 34 games. While he won't come close to the 70-point seasons he has put up before, the winger could surpass last season's total of 37.
News: Analysis: John Tavares needed a few stitches to close the wound but is not in any danger of missing Tuesday's game versus Montreal.
News: Zdeno Chara dished out a pair of assists in 27:24 worth of ice time in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Sabres. Analysis: Zdeno Chara now has four points in six contests since returning from a knee injury that held him out for over a month. The 37-year-old has seven points now in 15 games, and will lead the way in minutes most nights on the blue line.