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: 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.
News: Anton Lander was sent back to Oklahoma City after Sunday's game versus the Stars, according to the Oilers web site. Analysis: Anton Landers only played one game in his most recent recall and was a minus two to go along with six shots. Apparently that wasn't good enough to stick around.
News: Tuukka Rask made 25 saves on 28 shots in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Sabres. Analysis: The Bruins offense has been struggling recently, so despite solid play in net Tuukka Rask entered Sunday's game with four straight losses. While his numbers are down from last season, with a 2.52 GAA and .913 save percentage to go with a 13-10-3 record, the 27-year-old is still one of the better options out there and should benefit when the offense in front of him starts to produce.
News: Andrej Meszaros scored on his only shot in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Bruins. Analysis: It's Andrej Meszaros' first goal of the season, and the blueliner now has five points through 22 games. His playing time has been limited this season between injuries and being a healthy scratched, so the 29-year-old doesn't have a ton of fantasy value.
News: Tim Schaller scored in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Bruins for his first career point. Analysis: Playing in just his third career game, and first since being recalled, Tim Schaller temporarily broke the tie with his third period goal. His last NHL stint lasted just one day, and despite the goal, it could be another short stay for the 24-year-old.