News: Marek Zidlicky (upper body) could return for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jackets, The Record reports. Analysis: Marek Zidlicky will fly with the team to Columbus, and he stands a good chance of playing Tuesday if he's able to make it through warmups without issue.
News: Anders Nilsson will start between the pipes Monday against the Ducks. Analysis: Anders Nilsson gets the nod for a fourth time in five games, despite losing each of the first three contests. The Islanders are struggling on defense, and their goaltenders aren't doing much to alleviate the issues.
News: Corey Crawford (lower body) did not travel to Dallas for Tuesday's game against the Stars, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Analysis: While his injury isn't thought to be serious, Corey Crawford will reportedly miss a minimum of one game. The Blackhawks evaluated their top goaltender Monday but failed to provide any information beyond ruling Crawford out for Tuesday. Kent Simpson was called up from the AHL on Monday, while Antii Raanta figures to get the nod against Dallas.
News: Tyler Pitlick was assigned to Oklahoma City of the AHL on Monday, according to the Oilers web site. Analysis: Tyler Pitlick is sure to be called up again when the need arises but has yet to prove to Edmonton that he deserves a permanent spot on the roster.
News: Ryan Jones took a puck off the foot in practice Monday and had to be helped off the ice, according to the Edmonton Journal. Analysis: There is no word yet on the severity of the injury but the Oilers have been snake bit this season when it comes to injuries.
News: Curtis McElhinney made 28 saves on 30 shots in a loss to the Penguins on Monday. Analysis: Curtis McElhinney is getting more playing time with Sergei Bobrovsky out injured. He has been good so far this year, but he has a career .903 save percentage, so bear that in mind.
News: Clarke MacArthur picked up two goals against the Flyers on Monday. Analysis: Clarke MacArthur is bouncing back nicely after a disappointing year last season. He also ready has 25 points in 30 games, and he is a plus-12 as well. Additionally, he has six points in his last five games.