News: Danny DeKeyser (shoulder) participated in the team's morning skate Wednesday, Chuck Pleiness of Macomb Daily Sports reports. Analysis: While it's a positive sign that he's on the ice, Danny DeKeyser isn't eligible to be activated off long term IR for over a week, so there's no chance he'll suit up Wednesday against the Flyers. He was expected to miss 3-6 weeks as of November 26, so assuming he was a full participant at the morning skate, he appears to be ahead of schedule.
News: David Moss snapped a seven-game pointless streak Tuesday, picking up a goal and an assist in a win over the Oilers. Analysis: Though it's nice for David Moss to bust out finally, with just two goals and 10 points on the year, he's off the fantasy radar in all but the deepest leagues. However, he is still skating with Shane Doan and Mike Ribeiro. so outbursts like this will happen occasionally.
News: Pavel Datsyuk (head) participated in the team's morning skate Wednesday, Chuck Pleiness of Macomb Daily Sports reports. Analysis: It's obviously a good sign that Pavel Datsyuk was on the ice, but it's no guarantee that he'll be available for Wednesday's game against the Flyers. Datsyuk hasn't suited up since being injured against the Senators on November 23, and currently sits at 12 goals and 11 assists in 24 games.
News: Ekman-Larrson had an assist and was plus-2 Tuesday in a 6-2 win over Edmonton. Analysis: With 19 points in 27 games, Oliver Ekman-Larsson is in the top-10 in scoring among defensemen and on his way to a career high in points.
News: Keith Yandle scored his second goal of the season Tuesday in a 6-2 win over the Oilers. He was plus-2 in the victory. Analysis: Keith Yandle's production has been like a yo-yo this year. This was his first goal in more than a month and snapped a four game pointless streak. Yet, with 18 points in 27 games, Yandle is in the top-10 scorers among defensemen and on his way to a 50+ point season.
News: Radim Vrbata had a goal, an assist, was plus-1, and took seven shots Tuesday in a 6-2 win over Edmonton. Analysis: Radim Vrbata has been solid this season, with 24 points in 25 games, and particularly hot in eight games since missing two with a minor injury earlier this month -- he has 11 points in that stretch.
News: The Devils placed Ryan Carter (leg) on IR on Wednesday, Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger reports. Analysis: The good news here is that it's not a head injury, but there's no word yet on how long Ryan Carter is expected to be out. Reid Boucher was called up from AHL Albany on Wednesday to take his place on the roster.
News: The Devils recalled Reid Boucher from AHL Albany on Wednesday, Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger reports. Analysis: Reid Boucher will fill in at left wing while Ryan Carter (leg) is on IR, and is expected to make his NHL debut Wednesday night against the Canadiens. The winger has 10 goals and eight assists in 21 games with Albany to date.
News: Shane Doan picked up a goal and an assist and was plus-3 Tuesday in a 6-2 win over Edmonton. Analysis: Shane Doan has been very good this year with 22 points in 26 games. He is on the verge of surpassing his 27 points from last season already.
News: Mikkel Boedker scored a goal and dished a pair of assists Tuesday in a 6-2 win over the Oilers. Analysis: The three points were a season high for the Danish winger, who's flashed high-end talent at times, but other times seems to turn invisible. After just six points in 12 November games, he's off to a good start in the new month -- let's see if he can keep it up.