News: Martin Erat (leg) was forced to miss Wednesday's Game 4 at San Jose after aggravating his injury. According to the Nashville Tennessean, he tried to practice on Wednesday morning, but he had to depart early. That prompted the team to recall Ramzi Abid from Milwaukee of the AHL to play in his absence.
Analysis: Erat is once again day to day. Keep him reserved in all Fantasy Hockey postseason pools and consider Abid if you need an emergency replacement.
News: Ramzi Abid picked up three assists with a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's game against the Oilers.
Analysis: Despite the huge game, Abid is only worth a look in the largest of Fantasy leagues at this point.
News: The Nashville Tennessean reports RW Ramzi Abid and C Rich Peverley are being kept around with the Predators due to injuries to Peter Forsberg (upper body), Scott Hartnell (foot) and Steve Sullivan (back).
Analysis: Abid has very little Fantasy appeal at this point, but he might be around for a little while with a lot of nagging injuries.
News: The Nashville Predators have recalled Abid from Milwaukee of the AHL on Sunday, as Jason Arnott (flu) and David Legwand (upper body) are both questionable.
Analysis: The journeyman has only minimal Fantasy value in most leagues.
News: Ramzi Abid was assigned to Chicago of the AHL over the weekend after posting two assists in four games with the Thrashers.
Analysis: Abid might be able to return at some point, but he has very little Fantasy appeal.
News: Ramzi Abid has 10 goals and 10 assists in 19 games for Chicago of the AHL through Saturday's games.
Analysis: Abid will likely earn a recall from the minors at some point, but he has no Fantasy appeal despite his impressive minor-league numbers.
News: The Thrashers signed Abid to a contract on Thursday. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.
Analysis: Abid will likely spend a large chunk of the season with Chicago of the AHL. He has minimal Fantasy appeal.
News: Ramzi Abid has been diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, meniscus and some cartilage in his right knee, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He suffered the injury during Saturday's game, and will be out for "months, not weeks." It remains unclear whether Abid will require surgery.
Analysis: Abid had just been heating up offensively at the time of the injury, so this is unfortunate news for him. His absence will further weaken the Penguins' injury-riddled offense.
News: Abid was traded to Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Abid, Guillaume Lefebvre and Dan Focht were dealt to Pittsburgh for Jan Hrdina and Francois Leroux. Abid's Fantasy value might improve with the Penguins. He is best used as a reserve in larger Fantasy leagues.