News: Patrick Maroon scored his ninth of the season Thursday night against the Bruins. Analysis: A nifty little move allowed Patrick Maroon to get open and fire a shot past Bruins' goalie Tuukka Rask. He's only managed 33 points on the season, but he remains part of a whole host of Ducks who are hanging around the outer region of fantasy relevance.
News: Corey Perry scored in the last minute of the third to send Thursday's game against the Bruins to overtime. Analysis: He struggled throughout the early part of March with just four points in the first nine games, but has bounced back nicely with four goals and an assist in his last five. Corey Perry is heating up at just the right time for the Ducks.
News: Tim Schaller was recalled from AHL Rochester on Friday, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports. Analysis: Tyler Ennis suffered an upper-body injury during Thursday's loss to Arizona, so Tim Schaller may be needed for Saturday's matchup with the Avalanche. Schaller only has two points in 14 career NHL appearances (all this season), but he's managed 40 points through 58 games with AHL Rochester this season.
News: Sam Carrick is absent from Friday's practice for personal reasons, TSN's Mark Masters reports. Analysis: With Nazem Kadri set to return from a four-game suspension, the Leafs will be better equipped to deal with an absence, if Sam Carrick is unable to play in Saturday's game against Ottawa. The 23-year-old center scored his first career goal during Thursday's loss to the Panthers.
News: Nazem Kadri will return from a four-game suspension Saturday against the Senators, TSN's Jonas Siegel reports. Analysis: Nazem Kadri served his time for an illegal hit on the Oilers' Matt Fraser, who remains sidelined by a concussion. The Maple Leafs sent Greg McKegg back to AHL Toronto to make room for Kadri on the roster.
News: Kevin Fiala was recalled from AHL Milwaukee under emergency conditions Thursday. Analysis: With James Neal (upper body) and Matt Cullen (lower body) still bothered by injuries, Kevin Fiala may get a chance to join the lineup for Saturday's game in Washington. The 2014 first-round draft pick made his NHL debut Tuesday against the Canadiens, recording three shots on goal in 11:25 of ice time.
News: Loui Eriksson sniped a power-play goal in Thursday's overtime loss to the Ducks. Analysis: Loui Eriksson gave the Bruins a 2-1 lead 27 seconds into the third period, but it didn't hold up as the game-winner, as the Ducks came through with the equalizer in the period's final minute. The winger isn't exactly lighting it up offensively of late, but with seven goals and four assists since mid-February, he's been a useful complementary piece to the Bruins' attack.
News: John Moore picked up an assist on the power play Thursday in a 4-3 overtime win over Buffalo. He was minus-1and took six shots in the contest. Analysis: John Moore has significantly increased his point production since joining Arizona with four of his 12 points on the season coming in the 12 games he has played since being traded. The transition from the Stanley Cup contender Rangers to the lowly Coyotes can be seen most clearly in his plus/minus, which has gone from a healthy plus-9 in New York to a minus-7 in the desert. That is also a function of the four extra minutes per night he is playing since the trade, which is a good test for whether Moore can be a top four defensemen in the NHL long-term. He is someone to keep an eye on in dynasty and keeper leagues as the season comes down to its final couple of weeks.
News: Brenden Morrow is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, The Tampa Tribune reports. Analysis: Brenden Morrow was scratched from Thursday's game against the Predators, but he wasn't initially listed with an injury. It may just be that he's dealing with a minor ailment and wouldn't have been in the lineup even if healthy.
News: Teuvo Teravainen practiced on Thursday on the line with Bryan Bickell and Antoine Vermette and is expected to be in the lineup on Friday, ESPN Chicago reports. Analysis: Both Teuvo Teravainen and Bickell were healthy scratches on Wednesday against Philadelphia, but both appear headed to skate against Columbus. In addition both Joakim Nordstrom and Daniel Carcillo suffered upper-body injuries so the Blackhawks have fewer options for Friday. Even if both Nordstrom and Carcillo were not injured, Teravainen probably was going to skate against the Blue Jackets.