News: Clayton Stoner scored the game winner in the third period of Sunday night's clash in Dallas. Analysis: Not normally known for his goal-scoring prowess, the defenseman was able to score his first goal in nearly a full calendar year. Seeing as how his career total is now at five goals and 33 assists, don't expect the 30-year old to suddenly become fantasy viable.
News: Corey Perry tallied a goal and an assist in Sunday's win over the Stars. Analysis: The points give Corey Perry 45 points on the season. Despite missing 15 of his team's 64 games this season, Perry is only second to linemate Ryan Getzlaf in team scoring.
News: Ryan Getzlaf tied Paul Kariya for second on the Ducks' all-time scoring list with a goal and an assist Sunday in Dallas. Analysis: This gives Ryan Getzlaf 669 points in 693 career games for the Ducks. He now has 61 points in 61 games this season, good enough for eighth place in NHL scoring.
News: John Gibson stopped 39-of-40 shots faced Sunday night in Dallas. Analysis: This was John Gibson's fifth win in his last six starts, as it appears that both him and his team have worked their way out of a slump. However, it appears that Gibson will be relegated to backup duties very soon with regular starter Frederik Andersen fully recovered from a head/neck injury. Keep a close eye on Gibson's status for upcoming games.
News: Kyle Okposo (eye) was scheduled to skate before the Islanders' practice Monday morning, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports. Analysis: It hasn't been revealed if that plan was executed, but it's nonetheless a positive sign that Kyle Okposo is at least warranting consideration to get back on the ice. He'll likely require a few days of skating on his own before receiving clearance to practice, potentially putting him on pace to return to action by mid-to-late March.
News: Henrik Zetterberg (upper body) practiced Monday, Chuck Pleiness of the Macomb Daily reports. Analysis: The report suggests that Henrik Zetterberg's practice participation Monday is a good sign that the forward could return to action Wednesday against the Rangers. Zetterberg last suited up for the Wings on Feb. 21.
News: James Sheppard is expected to play in Monday's game against the Predators, Jim Cerny of the Rangers' official site reports. Analysis: James Sheppard was traded to the Rangers on Sunday, giving him a chance to get acclimated to his new team in advance of Monday's contest. He spent most of 2014 on the third line for the Sharks, tallying 16 points in 57 games thus far, and will likely serve in a similar role with the Rangers for the remainder of the season.
News: Andrew Hammond will be in the crease for Tuesday's game against the Wild, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports. Analysis: Andrew Hammond was named the NHL's first star of the week Monday after scoring road shutouts of the Ducks and Kings and stopping 28 of 30 shots in Saturday's victory over the Sharks. The goalie's unexpectedly hot play will allow him to earn another start Tuesday, but his standing on the Senators' depth chart beyond that remains in flux. Craig Anderson (hand) was activated from IR and is slated to serve as the backup goalie Tuesday, with his return to starting duty likely to come Wednesday against the Jets. Look for coach Dave Cameron to keep both goalies involved while Hammond remains hot, but once the magical run comes to an end, so could his playing time.
News: Keith Yandle is expected to play Monday against the Predators, Jim Cerny of the Rangers' official site reports. Analysis: Keith Yandle was part of a trade that occurred Sunday, moving with Chris Summers to the Rangers along with a fourth-round pick in exchange for John Moore, Antohny Dulcair, a first-round pick in 2016 and a second-round pick in 2015. The advantage of the Rangers being proactive and completing the trade Sunday is Yandle has received enough time to settle down with his new teammates in advance of Monday's game, making him a stronger candidate to play than those traded on the day of the game.
News: The Maple Leafs traded Olli Jokinen to the Blues on Monday in exchange for a conditional 2016 sixth-round draft pick, TSN.ca reports. Analysis: Olli Jokinen, who has notched just seven points in 54 combined games with the Maple Leafs and Predators this season, bolsters the Blues' depth up front, with something of an uptick in production plausible for the 36-year-old, though a wait-and-see approach from a fantasy perspective remains in order until his role in St. Louis is clarified.