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: The Blue Jackets acquired Justin Falk and a 2015 fifth-round pick Monday in exchange for defenseman Jordan Leopold, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports. Analysis: The 26-year-old was held without a point in his 13 games with the Wild earlier this season and hasn't shown much scoring ability at the minor-league level, either. Justin Falk is expected to report to AHL Springfield with his new organization, though it's possible that he may be added to the parent club at some point to serve as a depth defenseman.
News: David Leggio was traded from the Islanders to the Coyotes on Monday, agent Brian Bartlett reports. Analysis: With the Isles' addition of Michal Neuvirth before the trade deadline, the club had more than enough depth among their netminders, making David Leggio expendable. He will likely serve in a similar role with the Coyotes, adding a little more depth in net for the remainder of the season. Over 23 games with AHL Bridgeport this season, the 30-year-old has posted a 3.93 GAA and .861 save percentage.
News: Jordan Leopold was traded to the Wild on Monday in exchange for defenseman Justin Falk and a 2015 fifth-round draft pick, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports. Analysis: Though Marco Scandella (undisclosed) and Jared Spurgeon (suspected concussion) are projected to return to action in the coming days, Jordan Leopold provides some desirable insurance on the blue line for the Wild. There's a good chance Leopold could ultimately displace Christian Folin for a regular role on the Wild's third line, but don't expect him to carry much fantasy value in that assignment. Leopold, who had open the season in St. Louis before being dealt to Columbus in November, has just three points in 25 games.
News: The Canucks acquired Cory Conacher from the Islanders on Monday in exchange for Dustin Jeffrey, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports. Analysis: Cory Conacher, who has recorded three points in 15 NHL games this season, provides the Canucks' organization with added depth up front, though at this stage it's unclear if he'll initially work with the big club or join the team's AHL affiliate in Utica.
News: Dustin Jeffrey was traded to the Islanders on Monday in exchange for AHL forward Cory Conacher, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports. Analysis: The Islanders and Canucks will exchange spare minor-league parts, with Conacher probably possessing the more upside of the two players. The 27-year-old Dustin Jeffrey has thrived as a scorer this season with AHL Utica, but hasn't shown much offensive ability over 124 career games at the NHL level with the Penguins and Stars, managing only 17 goals and 14 assists. He'll likely report to AHL Bridgeport with his new organization.
News: Curtis Glencross practiced with Evgeny Kuznetsov and Troy Brouwer on the team's second line during Monday's practice, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports. Analysis: After being acquired from the Flames over the weekend for a pair of 2015 draft choices, the Saskatchewan native appears poised to start on the team's second line. While this may change, speculation that Curtis Glencross was acquired to play with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom on the top line has yet to be justified, but keep an eye on this situation moving forward, as the streaky forward has some sleeper value in the closing weeks of the season.