News: Brandon Prust was activated off injured reserve and played 12:26 in Wednesday night's 4-1 loss to Boston. Analysis: Brandon Prust had two hits and seven minutes in penalties, which is a good night for him. He skated mostly on the fourth line.
News: Rene Bourque was a healthy scratch Wednesday night against Boston. Analysis: With Brandon Prust activated from injured reserve and ready to go, someone had to sit and it might as well be the guy who's minus-5 with just 12 points in 53 games.
News: Thomas Vanek assisted on David Desharnais' third-period goal in Wednesday night's loss to Boston. It was Vanek's first point since joining Montreal. Analysis: Thomas Vanek played his best game as a member of the bleu, blanc et rouge, firing five shots on net and being the only Hab to finish on the positive side of plus/minus. Coach Michel Therrien moved him up to the first line with Desharnais and Max Pacioretty, something we may see more of in the coming games.
News: Rich Peverley will miss the remainder of the season after collapsing in a game on Monday, according to NHL.com. Analysis: In a press conference Wednesday Rich Peverley thanked the doctors who treated him for saving his life. He will have a "procedure on his heart" in Cleveland soon. Everyone is just glad he's up and about. Monday's game was a scary moment for everyone on the bench and those watching the game.
News: Blake Comeau will be suspended two games for his hit on the Red WIngs' Brendan Smith, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Analysis: Blake Comeau was only assessed a minor boarding penalty after making the hit, but after a phone hearing on Wednesday, was handed a two-game suspension. He'll miss contests on Thursday and Saturday against the Canadiens and Wild, respectively.
News: Paul Byron assisted on two goals in Wednesday's win over the Ducks. Analysis: The center also posted a plus-3 rating as the Flames dismantled the Ducks 7-2. Paul Byron now has three goals and 12 assists in 35 games on the season.
News: Curtis Glencross returned from an ankle injury to skate 12:58 TOI in Wednesday's 7-2 win over the Ducks. Analysis: The winger wasn't involved much on offense, but he should heat back up as he gets back into the swing of things. Curtis Glencross recorded six goals and six assists in 22 games before getting hurt December 21.
News: Mark Giordano posted a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 7-2 win over the Ducks. Analysis: The blueliner continued his recent hot streak, and now has nine points in his last seven games. With 11 goals and 26 assists in 48 games on the season, Mark Giordano has been one of the most productive fantasy defensemen since returning from an early-season injury.
News: Jannik Hansen racked up an assist in Wednesday's shootout win over Winnipeg. Analysis: Jannik Hansen has struggled to provide offense as of late, tallying only five points in his past 23 games. He does have a point in back-to-back games now, but with linemate Ryan Kesler (knee) out for the remaining three games of the Canucks' road trip, don't expect Hansen's pace to continue. He is currently getting top-six minutes due to injuries, but don't set your expectations too high, as Hansen has never been known for putting up big numbers.
News: Jason Garrison picked up an assist in Wednesday's shootout win over the Jets. Analysis: Jason Garrison has now recorded a point in back-to-back games, giving him seven goals and 25 assists in 68 games on the season. He is on pace to smash his career-high of 33 points, set in the 2011-2012 season with Florida.