News: Martin Hanzal (lower body) will not play Tuesday vs. the Panthers, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports. Analysis: Martin Hanzal will be sidelined for the fifth straight game as he tends to a lower-body injury.
News: Ryan Miller will indeed be in the crease Tuesday vs. the Stars, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Analysis: With wins in all four of his starts as a member of the Blues, Ryan Miller will try to make it five in a row against a Stars squad that could still be a bit shaken up after they watched teammate Rich Peverley suffer a cardiac emergency a night earlier.
News: James Reimer will get the start Tuesday vs. the Sharks. Analysis: James Reimer has been a spectator for the Leafs the last three games, but he'll get the starting nod Tuesday in relief of Jonathan Bernier, who was dominant in stopping 43 of 44 shots in Monday's win over the Ducks. With a 3.20 GAA and .913 save percentage over 25 appearances on the season, it's hard to bank on Reimer turning in a respectable performance against a good squad like the Sharks.
News: Josh Harding (illness) was back skating Tuesday, marking his first appearance on the ice since January, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Analysis: After being ruled out indefinitely due to recurring effects of multiple sclerosis following his Dec. 31 start, Josh Harding indicated he's felt much better recently. Coach Mike Yeo said the team didn't have a plan or practice schedule arranged for Harding as of yet, but it doesn't appear as though the Wild are completely closing the door on him returning this season. Even if Harding continues to improve by the day, the Wild will likely take things slowly with his recovery just to be cautious.
News: Dennis Wideman (upper body) may be out long-term. Analysis: We'll await further specifics, but this nugget suggests that Dennis Wideman -- who last played on March 5 -- will miss Wednesday's game against the Ducks, at a minimum.
News: Alexander Sulzer (lower body) was on the ice at Tuesday's morning skate and looks to be close to a return, Amy Moritz of the Buffalo News reports. Analysis: While Alexander Sulzer won't be available for Tuesday's tilt with the Predators, coach Ted Nolan suggested Sulzer could be back on the ice Thursday vs. the Hurricanes. He'll be monitored at Wednesday's practice before Nolan and the team's medical staff get a better idea when he'll make his return.
News: Though Carey Price (lower body) saw some work in practice Tuesday, he will not be available to play against the Bruins on Wednesday, NESN.com reports. Analysis: With Peter Budaj having lost his last three starts, it's plausible that Dustin Tokarski could start Wednesday's game, but so far no decision has been announced on that front.
News: VandeChris Vande Velde was recalled from AHL Adirondack on Tuesday. Analysis: It looks like VandeChris Vande Velde could just be on hand for insurance in case Steve Downie (flu) can't play Tuesday vs. the Devils. VandeVelde has previously appeared in 17 games this season, recording no goals and one assist.
News: Antti Niemi will start Tuesday against Toronto, according to Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area. Analysis: That's Antti Niemi's third straight start. There were rumblings of a battle for the starter position between Niemi and rookie Alex Stalock, but three straight starts and a shutout against Montreal indicates that Niemi's job is safe for now.
News: Casey Wellman was recalled from AHL Hershey on Tuesday. Analysis: Casey Wellman doesn't figure to see much more than fourth line or healthy scratch duty while he's up with the Capitals. The 26-year-old previously had three points in 10 games with the Capitals earlier this season.