Mark Stone
Senators' Mark Stone: Joins team on road trip
Mark Stone, RW, OTT
5:25 PM
News: Stone (head) traveled with the team Monday it embarks on a four-game road trip, Bruce Garrioch of Postmedia reports.

It's an encouraging sign for the star forward a day after he took a shot to the head from Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba. There's no guarantee Stone will play Tuesday, but a concussion diagnosis would presumably prevent him from traveling with the squad. Expect another update on his status come Tuesday, providing a bit more clarity on his status moving forward.

Analysis: 

Mike Hoffman
Senators' Mike Hoffman: Travels to New Jersey
Mike Hoffman, LW, OTT
5:20 PM
News: Hoffman (lower body) joined the team for the beginning of its four-game road trip that begins Tuesday against the Devils, Bruce Garrioch of Postmedia reports.

Garrioch notes that it doesn't guarantee he or either of the other two injured players from Sunday's contest will play, but it's certainly a good sign for the Senators that he's doing well enough to travel. Another update on his status is expected to surface on gameday, officially providing an outlook for the evening's contest.

Analysis: 

Alex Ovechkin
Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Nets power-play goal Sunday
Alex Ovechkin, LW, WAS
2:50 PM
News: Ovechkin had a power-play goal in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Rangers.

The Russian's 27th goal of the season gives him 52 points in 58 games in 2016-17. He may struggle to hit the 50-goal mark for the first time in four seasons, but he remains as reliable a fantasy performer as they come.

Analysis: 

Austin Watson
Predators' Austin Watson: Extends pointless drought Sunday versus Jackets
Austin Watson, LW, NSH
1:55 PM
News: Watson was held off the scoresheet Sunday against the Blue Jackets, giving him just one point in his last 15 games.

Watson has spent most of this season skating on the Preds' fourth line, which provides him little opportunity to contribute much offensively. Watson has been one of the better scorers at AHL Milwaukee the past few seasons, but has so far had little impact at the NHL level.

Analysis: 

Lawson Crouse
Coyotes' Lawson Crouse: Out Monday
Lawson Crouse, LW, ARI
1:40 PM
News: Crouse (lower body) will miss Monday's matchup with Anaheim, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

The good news for fantasy owners is that Crouse has not been ruled out for their back-to-back road trip Thursday and Friday. The winger has already missed the Yotes' last four outings and Josh Jooris will likely continue filling in for the youngster until he is cleared to return. Although Crouse's production has been limited -- just eight points in 49 contests -- he has shown flashes of raw talent and might be worth stashing in deeper dynasty or keeper leagues.

Analysis: 

Marcus Sorensen
Sharks' Marcus Sorensen: Sent back to AHL
Marcus Sorensen, RW, SJ
12:55 PM
News: Sorensen was reassigned to AHL San Jose on Monday.

The winger was called up on Saturday only to be a healthy scratch in both games over the weekend before being sent back down. The Sharks have five days off, so Sorenson and others were sent down with a possibility that they'll be called up again before Saturday's game in Vancouver.

Analysis: 

Nikolay Goldobin
Sharks' Nikolay Goldobin: Sent down to minors
Nikolay Goldobin, RW, SJ
12:50 PM
News: Goldobin was reassigned to the San Jose Barracuda of the AHL on Monday.

The winger spent two games with the big club, going pointless in both. While this move could have been made because the Sharks don't play another game until Saturday, it would be surprising if Goldobin is recalled prior to that game. He was virtually invisible in Sunday's overtime loss to Boston, with a minus-1 rating being his only recorded statistic in 7:46 of time on ice.

Analysis: 

Max McCormick
Senators' Max McCormick: Called up from AHL
Max McCormick, LW, OTT
12:50 PM
News: McCormick was promoted from the minors Monday.

McCormick was last seen in the lineup Dec. 1 against the Flyers, but with a number of Senators dealing with various ailments, the 24-year-old could find himself on the ice during the team's upcoming four-game road trip. In his five NHL games this year, the winger has managed just five shots on goal, 10 hits and a lone blocked shot, but has been significantly more productive in the minors -- 16 goals and 10 helpers.

Analysis: 

Kevin Labanc
Sharks' Kevin Labanc: Reassigned Monday
Kevin Labanc, RW, SJ
12:35 PM
News: Labanc was reassigned to AHL San Jose on Monday.

The 21-year-old rookie has found success in his most recent stint with the Sharks, recording four points (all assists) in five games. Labanc is a skilled player who benefited from mostly playing on a line with Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski. This roster move is a chance for Labanc to get some more on-ice work while the Sharks are off until Saturday. Expect him to be recalled before the team gets back to game action.

Analysis: 

Bobby Ryan
Senators' Bobby Ryan: Designated for injured reserve
Bobby Ryan, RW, OTT
12:15 PM
News: Ryan (finger) has been placed on injured reserve per the NHL Media site.

With numerous injuries coming out of the Sens' matchup with the Jets on Sunday, the team needed to make some call-ups and created room under the 23-man limit by placing Ryan on IR. While the team has yet to provide a timeline for the winger's return, he remains out indefinitely. While his production level has dipped this season -- just 24 points in 50 outings -- the 29-year-old remains a solid mid-range fantasy option when healthy.

Analysis: 

More Updates