News: Ondrej Pavelec is in line to start Tuesday's game against the Penguins, TSN 1290's Brian Munz reports. Analysis: Ondrej Pavelec is on track to square off against Thomas Greiss on Tuesday, with Michael Hutchinson the likely starter Thursday against the Flyers, per Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun.
News: Kari Lehtonen was first off the ice at Tuesday's morning skate, indicating that he'll start against the Canadiens, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports. Analysis: Kari Lehtonen struggled in his final few games before the All-Star break, and he finished the first half with a .904 save percentage and 2.98 GAA. He still owns a respectable 19-10-7 record, with his statistics largely reflective of the distribution of his team's talent.
News: Ben Bishop will start Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Analysis: No surprises here, as the Lightning will turn to their workhorse for Tuesday's game in Carolina. Ben Bishop won his final three starts before the All-Star break, with a save percentage of .938 or better in each game.
News: Mark Stuart (lower body) will be placed on IR by the Jets, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Analysis: With Mark Stuart's lower-body injury evidently lingering, the blueliner heads to IR to make room for the team's activation of Mathieu Perreault.
News: Mathieu Perreault (upper body) will play Tuesday against the Penguins. Analysis: Thanks to the NHL All-Star break, Mathieu Perreault will end up only missing two games after taking a cross-check to his upper-body area back on Jan. 16.
News: David Perron (illness) is a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Jets. Analysis: Per the report, as of Tuesday morning, David Perron was still feeling "a bit under the weather," which clouds the forward's status for Pittsburgh's evening tilt.
News: Patric Hornqvist (lower body) is a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Jets. Analysis: While Patric Hornqvist is clearly progressing, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review suggests that the forward remains iffy for Tuesday's contest.
News: Kris Letang (head) is a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Jets. Analysis: We'll continue to track Kris Letang's status as Tuesday's game approaches, but for his part, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review suggests that it "sounds quite likely" that Letang will play Tuesday.
News: With Tomas Jurco still out, Daniel Cleary should be back in the lineup Tuesday, Ansar Khan of MLive reports. Analysis: Daniel Cleary has two points in 11 contests this season, as he has not been in the lineup unless injuries have occurred. Jurco should be back later in the week, so Cleary's time in the lineup may be short-lived.
News: Marc-Andre Fleury is in line to start Wednesday's game against Washington, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Analysis: With the Penguins playing two nights in a row following the NHL All-Star break, backup Thomas Greiss is slated to get the start in net for Pittsburgh on Tuesday against the Jets.