Ray Emery G PHI 12 Mins
Emery (lower body) practiced Monday, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia reports.
With Anthony Stolarz headed back to AHL Lehigh Valley, and Emery no longer listed on IR by the Flyers, look for Emery to back up Steve Mason on Tuesday against the Flames.
John-Michael Liles D CAR 20 Mins
Liles recorded an assist and was plus-2 during Saturday's 5-3 win over the Islanders. It was his 13th point of the season and fifth in his last 11 games.
Liles has found himself serving as a healthy scratch numerous times this season; however, following the recent trade that sent Tim Gleason to Washington, the Canes are now a little thinner on the blue line, and we suspect Liles will see more regular minutes going forward.
Luke Witkowski D TB 22 Mins
The Lightning sent Witkowski to AHL Syracuse on Monday, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Witkowski, who has yet to record a point in 10 games with the Lightning this season, heads back to the AHL for now, in the wake of the team's acquisition of fellow blueliner Braydon Coburn. With Syracuse, Witkowski has notched six points and racked up 75 PIM in 36 contests to date.
Kris Letang D PIT 23 Mins
Letang picked up two power-play assists in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Blue Jackets.
The Penguins turned the game into a runaway with three unanswered goals on the man advantage in the second period, with Letang setting up David Perron and Evgeni Malkin on scores. Letang has been an asset on the power play all season, where his 21 assists rank third in the league.
Sidney Crosby C PIT 26 Mins
Crosby gathered two power-play assists in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Blue Jackets.
Crosby would find himself on the ice for two even-strength Columbus goals to saddle him with a minus-2 rating for the evening, but the points are probably of more value to fantasy owners. He's now found the score sheet in four straight games, leaving him just one point short of the NHL lead.
Chris Terry LW CAR 34 Mins
Terry recorded an assist during Saturday's 5-3 win over the Islanders. It was his first game back in the lineup after missing the previous four contests as a healthy scratch.
With 11 points in 38 games, Terry has been fairly productive when he's been in the lineup, but given that he's frequently watching from the press box, it's hard to recommend him. When he does play, he typically sees fourth-line minutes of 10-12 minutes per game, which is a further drag on his fantasy value. Go with another option if you have one.
Zbynek Michalek D PHO 41 Mins
Michalek (concussion) was acquired by the Blues on Monday in exchange for a prospect and a future draft pick, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Michalek is facing an uncertain return date after sustaining a concussion in mid-February, but his acquisition by the Blues suggests the team feels confident he might not be out for too much longer. The Blues have been struggling a bit defensively since Kevin Shattenkirk underwent abdominal surgery, but Michalek's impending arrival should at least give the blue line an added shot-blocking presence. However, don't expect Michalek to come close to matching Shattenkirk's output in the scoring categories, as he managed just eight points in 53 games with the Coyotes before succumbing to the head injury.
Brian Flynn F BUF 52 Mins
Flynn was traded to the Canadiens on Monday in exchange for a future fifth-round draft pick, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.
As a depth forward set to become an unrestricted free agent, Flynn didn't command a high asking price from the Sabres. Even as a top-six player the last few games for Buffalo, Flynn's value was minimal, and it will probably take a bigger hit with the move to Montreal. Though he should receive a plus/minus upgrade playing for a more formidable squad, his expected presence on the team's third or fourth line will more than likely inhibit his offensive production.
Chris Thorburn RW WPG 1 Hr
Thorburn was credited with an assist in Sunday's win over the Kings.
Thorburn only has 11 points on the season and shouldn't be counted on outside of specialty formats. Much of his value lies in his ability to pick up PIM, which he hasn't been doing with much regularity lately. He's been absent from the penalty box for the last nine games.
Jake Muzzin D LA 1 Hr
Muzzin recorded an assist in Sunday's loss to the Jets.
Muzzin was paired up in the game with Andrej Sekera, who was acquired by the Hurricanes last week in an effort to bolster the blue line. Though Muzzin would probably stand to gain a little more value sticking alongside Drew Doughty, Sekera is certainly no slouch. Don't expect Muzzin's outlook to change much with the transaction, as fantasy owners should continue to deploy the 26-year-old as they normally would.