News: Brandon Prust earned an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Stars. Analysis: The 30-year-old logged 14:57 TOI in the win, his highest total in seven games. Brandon Prust is one of the top agitators on the Habs' roster with 85 PIM on the season, but his meager point totals at the forward spot don't make him relevant in most formats.
News: Nathan Beaulieu collected a helper in Tuesday's win over the Stars. Analysis: The 22-year-old is viewed as a vital part of the future on the blue line for the Canadiens, but he hasn't emerged as much of an asset this season. He's mustered only five points in 31 games, while averaging 15:16 TOI.
News: Andrei Markov assisted on the Habs' game-winning power-play goal in Tuesday's triumph over the Stars. Analysis: Andrei Markov has been exceptional lately, registering at least one assist in five of his last six games and eight total during that span. The 36-year-old has a decent shot at surpassing the 50-point plateau this season for the third time in his career.
News: Alexei Emelin scored a goal and tallied 15 PIM in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Stars. Analysis: Alexei Emelin kicked off the night's scoring with a ricocheted shot off the Stars' Cody Eakin that bounced in the net. The blueliner was later ejected in the second period after boarding Jason Spezza, but the PIM he provided were at least of some value to those in specialty formats. It's penalty minutes, hits, and blocks that Emelin typically brings his greatest utility, as his 12 points in 44 games isn't noteworthy scoring production.
News: Max Domi could make his NHL debut this season, according to GM Don Maloney, reports Sportsnet's Jeff Simmons. Analysis: Max Domi has had an outstanding season with OHL London where he has registered 66 points in 35 games - good for 11th in league scoring. He was also named Top Forward at the 2015 World Junior Hockey Championship as he helped Canada win the gold medal. Domi is a must add in all dynasty leagues, but if he makes his debut this season expectations may need to be tempered, as it could coincide with the Coyotes moving some of their veteran players limiting Domi's upside.
News: The Flyers have loaned Rob Zepp to AHL Lehigh Valley, the team's official site reports. Analysis: Rob Zepp, who had been recalled by the Flyers on Jan. 11, heads back down to the AHL now that Steve Mason is back in the team's netminding mix. Meanwhile, Ray Emery remains the team's top backup.
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.