News: Mike Fisher factored into all the Nashville offense Thursday, picking up a goal and an assist in a 4-2 loss to the Wild. Analysis: Mike Fisher's been a scoresheet regular of late, with seven points in his last eight games, but that's nothing new -- he's been producing offense at a terrifically steady rate since returning from the Achilles' heel injury that kept him out of action in the season's early months.
News: Erik Haula finished with a goal, an assist and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's win over the Preds. Analysis: The Finnish forward had gone five games without a point and had just a lonely goal in his last 15 games. He's got little to no fantasy value right now, but Erik Haula has been a successful scorer at the University of Minnesota and AHL Iowa, so he does have long-term upside.
News: Kyle Brodziak notched a goal, an assist and a plus-3 rating Thursday in a win over the Predators. Analysis: Kyle Brodziak had managed all of three points in his prior 17 games, so this qualifies as an outlier. His middling PIM and hit totals give him some value in super-deep leagues, but that's about it.
News: Jarred Tinordi was reassigned to AHL Hamilton on Friday, Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette reports. Analysis: The 23-year-old defenseman has two points and 19 PIM in 13 NHL games this season, averaging 12:04 of ice time. His demotion will likely allow Mike Weaver to rejoin the lineup.
News: Victor Hedman (undisclosed) participated in morning skate, ahead of Friday's game against the Blackhawks, Erik Erlendsson of The Tampa Tribune reports. Analysis: Victor Hedman left Thursday's practice early, but it appears the issue isn't overly serious. He can still be considered questionable for Friday's game.
News: Jeff Petry could be a healthy scratch Saturday, according to the Edmonton Journal. Analysis: No, Jeff Petry has not suffered another injury, this move would be just to protect Petry and the team in the event they decide to trade him before the deadline Monday.
News: Ben Bishop was first off the ice at morning skate, ahead of Friday's game against the Blackhawks, Erik Erlendsson of The Tampa Tribune reports. Analysis: Five days removed from their last game, the Lightning always figured to start Ben Bishop in Friday's marquee matchup. The 28-year-old netminder will look to make it four consecutive wins, following a trio of impressive victories on a three-game west coast road trip.
News: Marko Dano scored his third goal of the season in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Canadiens. Analysis: Skating on a line with breakout star Nick Foligno has done wonders for the rookie, and Marko Dano now has two goals and four points in his last four games. His physical game is also coming around, as Dano has 15 hits over those four games, and it looks like he'll stick in Columbus for the foreseeable future.
News: Scott Gomez (flu) is questionable for Friday's game against the Bruins. Analysis: After Scott Gomez missed morning skate, Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said the veteran center is "very questionable". If Gomez can't go, both Michael Ryder and Martin Havlat figure to join the lineup, following Thursday's trade of Jaromir Jagr to the Panthers.
News: Petter Granberg was reassigned to AHL Toronto on Friday, Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun reports. Analysis: Petter Granberg made three appearances during his latest NHL stint, recording four PIM but no points or shots on goal. Still only 22 years old, he's still in search of his first NHL point.