News: Dalton Prout collected an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Capitals. Analysis: Dalton Prout was credited with a secondary helper on Fedor Tyutin's second-period goal, which gave the Jackets a short-lived two-score lead. With no goals and only six points in 39 games, Prout isn't worth much consideration in non-specialty-category formats.
News: Marcus Johansson captured an assist and went plus-2 over his 15:36 of ice time Tuesday versus the Blue Jackets. Analysis: Though his shot totals have dwindled from the number of attempts he was putting up earlier this season, Marcus Johansson has been able to deliver a productive January. Over 11 games this month, he's provided three goals and four assists, bringing him point total up to 28 for the season. He remains on track to surpass his previous season-best of 46 points, established in 2011-12.
News: Troy Brouwer found the net for his 13th goal of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jackets. Analysis: Troy Brouwer hasn't exactly exploded at any point this season for the Capitals, but he's made up for it by producing with remarkable consistency. He's tallied between five and seven points in all four months of the season, keeping him at a half-point-per-game pace.
News: Travis Zajac (illness) was among the New Jersey players who skated Wednesday morning, Tom Gulitti of the Record reports. Analysis: Travis Zajac did not practice Tuesday, but his presence on the ice Wednesday morning bodes well for his chances of suiting up for the team's evening tilt against the Maple Leafs.
News: Jacob Trouba tallied a goal on one of his four shot attempts in Tuesday's loss to the Penguins. He also contributed four hits and three blocks on the defensive end. Analysis: That gives Jacob Trouba two points in his first two games back from a long-term injury. The 20-year-old has the look of a future stud on the blue line and has already flashed as much in his one and a half seasons in the league, logging 43 points in 98 games. He's worth a speculative pickup in just about any format he might be available.
News: Ondrej Pavelec surrendered four goals on 29 shots in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Penguins. Analysis: It remains a mystery why coach Paul Maurice still continues to use Ondrej Pavelec when he's got another goalie in the fold -- Michael Hutchinson -- that's played about as well as any this season. Pavelec has now surrendered exactly four goals in five of his last seven outings, picking up only two wins. He should probably only be counted on when the Jets play inferior opponents.
News: Connor Murphy netted a first-period goal, blocked four shots and supplied three hits in his 18:59 of ice time Tuesday against the Flyers. Analysis: With his father, Gord, looking on as an assistant coach on the opposing bench, Connor Murphy aided the Coyotes to an early 1-0 lead with his third marker of the season. The 2011 first-rounder has just six points in 42 games this season, but with the Coyotes in rebuild mode, Murphy should continue to hold down a regular role in an attempt to pick up NHL experience.
News: Wayne Simmonds netted a goal and provided the winning tally in a shootout victory over the Coyotes on Tuesday. Analysis: Wayne Simmonds' 17th strike of the season came on a first-period power play, giving him his first goa1 since Jan. 6. He's managed just four points in January and was demoted to the third line for Tuesday's game, but his strong outing may allow him to return to his usual role on the Flyers' second trio.
News: Matt Calvert has been playing through a sinus infection for the last couple of weeks, the Columbus Dispatch reports. "I've never had it like this before," Calvert said. Analysis: After missing practice on Monday, Matt Calvert ended up taking his regular shift during Tuesday's win over the Capitals and finished with no points and a minus-2 rating. In fact, aside from a two-goal game against the Bruins on January 13, he's been mired in an awful stretch of play while he battles through the sinus issue. Until he gets healthy, keep Calvert far away from your active roster.
News: Jiri Tlusty registered a point for the second consecutive game Tuesday against the Lightning. His third-period goal iced the game and gave the Hurricanes a 4-2 win. Analysis: With 19 points in 40 games, Jiri Tlusty is still on track to hit the 30-point mark for the fourth consecutive season. He continues to see decent minutes on the Canes' top line alongside the Staal brother - Eric and Jordan - and provides good fantasy value in medium to deeper formats.