News: Steve Mason will be in goal Tuesday vs. the Devils, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Analysis: Steve Mason's ratios aren't especially impressive of late, but the Flyers' surging offense has provided him with wins in six of his last eight starts. With backup Ray Emery still slowed by a groin injury, coach Craig Berube will stick with Mason for better or worse.
News: Clarke MacArthur (hand) is expected back in the lineup Saturday vs. the Canadiens, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports. Analysis: With word surfacing that Clarke MacArthur would not need surgery to repair the injured tendon in his hand, it appears the forward will simply rest for the next week with the hope of improvement. Fortunately for the Senators, they'll only have one game on the schedule before Saturday's tilt with Montreal, allowing MacArthur to avoid a long-term absence if he recovers as anticipated.
News: Andrej Meszaros recorded a goal in his debut with the Bruins in Sunday's win over the Panthers. Analysis: Andrej Meszaros recorded a team-high six shots Sunday, while seeing 20:36 worth of ice time. His presence in the lineup led to Dougie Hamilton being scratched, but coach Claude Julien hinted that the B's blue line configuration going forward may be a game-to-game call, with eight healthy options currently available.
News: Marek Zidlicky contributed two more assists in Saturday's win over the Hurricanes. Analysis: With two goals and four assists over the last five games, Marek Zidlicky may be the team's hottest skater at this moment aside from center Adam Henrique. Unfortunately, with goalies Cory Schneider and Martin Brodeur playing poorly in their last few turns, Zidlicky's plus/minus rating has taken a hit. In spite of all his scoring, Zidlicky is a minus-4 in his last five games.
News: Tuomo Ruutu recorded his first points as a New Jersey Devil in Saturday's win over Carolina, notching a goal and an assist. Analysis: Playing against his former squad, Tuomo Ruutu ultimately walked away as the hero Saturday, scoring his first game-winner of the season with seven minutes remaining in the third period. He skated on the top line with the Devils for most of the night but still only saw 14:36 of total ice time in the victory. He's probably only a lineup consideration in deeper leagues at this point.
News: Martin Brodeur stopped 29 of 33 shots as the Devils escaped with a 5-4 victory over the Hurricanes on Saturday. Analysis: Martin Brodeur has one three games in a row while alternating starts with Cory Schneider, but that's not to say he's been impressive, especially in the latter two turns. He's compiled a save percentage of .893 over the three wins to plummet him mark below .900 for the season. Now that he's sticking in New Jersey following the conclusion of the trade deadline, Brodeur should take more of a backseat to Schneider in the games to come as he basks in his final days as a professional.
News: Jonathan Bernier notched his second victory in a row Saturday vs. the Flyers, stopping 28 of 31 shots in the 4-3 overtime win. Analysis: The damage could have been worse for Jonathan Bernier, considering officials overruled a goal by the Flyers' Matt Read in a somewhat controversial decision, saying that the goalie covered the puck. The Flyers would eventually beat Bernier for the tying score later in the game, but Joffrey Lupul's game-winner in OT bailed the goalie out.
News: John-Michael Liles (upper body) did not practice Monday. Analysis: John-Michael Liles missed Friday's game with the injury, leaving the Hurricanes a little shorthanded on the blue line with Justin Faulk also out with an upper-body ailment. Coach Kirk Muller will likely wait and see how Liles feels during Tuesday's morning skate before making a decision on his availability for the team's game vs. the Rangers.
News: Steve Downie (illness) returned to practice Monday, CSN Philly's Tim Panaccio reports. Analysis: A bout with the flu forced Steve Downie out of the Flyers' most recent game Saturday vs. the Leafs, but his return to the ice Monday suggests he's put the illness behind him. Look for him to return to the lineup Tuesday vs. the Devils.
News: Jordan Nolan will have a hearing Monday afternoon stemming from his skirmish with the Oilers' Jesse Joensuu on Sunday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Analysis: Jordan Nolan appeared to sucker-punch Joensuu in the second period Sunday, and a suspension could be coming down from NHL discipline czar Brendan Shanahan. The Kings should provide word on Nolan's fate shortly after the hearing.