News: Derick Brassard missed practice due to a sore backside Wednesday, Andrew Gross of the Bergen Record reports. Analysis: Derick Brassard did not injure his foot Tuesday against the Predators, but instead was just a little sore from falling hard to the ice. He will be fine for Thursday's game against the Blue Jackets, and is expected to be in the lineup.
News: Henrik Lundqvist will start Thursday's game against the Blue Jackets, Andrew Gross of the Bergen Record reports. Analysis: The start will be King Henrik's fifth straight, marking the first time he has started five games in a row this season. The goaltender is having a decent season despite his team's struggles, and is currently posting a GAA of 2.60 and a .913 save percentage.
News: Jonas Hiller will start Wednesday's game against the Wild, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: Jonas Hiller has heated up lately, allowing just six goals over the last three games. He'll get the call again Wednesday against Minnesota, who currently ranks 23rd in the NHL with 2.31 goals per game.
News: Tye McGinn sat out Wednesday's morning skate due to illness, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Analysis: While there's no word on how sick Tye McGinn actually is, it seems unlikely that he'll be able to suit up Wednesday night against the Blackhawks. The winger has three goals and four PIM in six games of action this season.
News: Jakob Silfverberg (hand) skated with the team Wednesday morning. Analysis: Jakob Silfverberg finally returned to the ice with his teammates, but still has yet to endure contact on his hand in practice. There are still a few more steps in his recovery to get through before he returns, but it's a promising sign that he's back on the ice now.
News: Mathieu Perreault (lower body) skated Wednesday morning, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: Mathieu Perreault appears to be on pace to practice this weekend, and subsequently return to the lineup Sunday against the Oilers. The center has five goals and 10 assists through 28 games this year.
News: Gregory Campbell (illness) saw 10:58 worth of ice time in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Flames. Analysis: With Shawn Thornton facing a suspension and Daniel Paille out with an injury, Gregory Campbell centered a line with Jordan Caron and Nick Johnson on the wings Tuesday. With six points in 31 games to date, Campbell isn't much of a fantasy factor, but he remains a key role player/penalty killer for the the Bruins in real terms.
News: Sean Monahan (foot) practiced with the team Wednesday, Scott Cruickshank of the Calgary Herald reports. Analysis: Sean Monahan is still on IR with a fractured foot, but his presence at practice is promising nonetheless. The 19-year-old center is putting together a solid rookie season so far, with nine goals and six assists in 24 games.