Seth Jones D NAS 2 Hrs
Jones failed to crack the scoresheet during Saturday's 6-5 OT win over Minnesota, marking the 12th time in the past 13 games he has been held without a point. He now has just six points - all assists - in 31 games so far this season.
After posting a respectable 25 points in 77 games as a rookie last year, Jones is not even on pace to crack the 20-point mark this season. The Preds are clearly being patient with their fourth overall pick from the 2013 draft, however fantasy owners need not be as forgiving. Feel free to bench him in favour of a more productive blue line option - or drop him outright if the right opportunity presents itself.
Alexander Semin LW CAR 2 Hrs
Semin was activated from injured reserve Saturday and will return to the lineup Sunday against the Rangers, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.
Semin's injury has cost a couple of weeks, but he will finally return to the lineup. He has just one goal in 21 games this season, a ratio the Sabres would like to improve drastically moving forward.
Brad Richards C CHI 2 Hrs
Richards will not be in the lineup on Sunday night against Toronto with an upper-body injury and is considered day-to-day, CSN Chicago reports.
There is no word when Richards suffered the injury as it was not apparent in Saturday night's loss to Columbus. Richards has six goals and 12 assists in 32 games and is behind last season's totals of 20 goals and 31 assists in 82 games with the Rangers.
Tyler Myers D BUF 2 Hrs
Myers (lower body) will miss Sunday's game against the Bruins, Mike Harrington of Buffalo News reports.
Myers was initially listed as questionable due to the lower body injury, but apparently isn't healthy enough to go. The newly-recalled Tim Schaller will likely draw into the lineup in his place.
Antti Raanta G CHI 2 Hrs
Raanta will start for the Blackhawks against the Maple Leafs on Sunday night in a back-to-back scenario, the CSN Chicago reports.
With starting goalie Corey Crawford returning last night from a foot injury, it was expected that Raanta would get the start. Raanta could continue to get one of the back-to-back scenario as the season goes along; but when Crawford was healthy, Hawks' head coach Joel Quenneville was going Crawford even in the back-to-back scenarios. Raanta has a 5-2 mark with a 2.01 goals against average (GAA) and a .938 save percentage this season.
Jimmy Howard G DET 2 Hrs
Wings' general manager Ken Holland indicated that Howard is day-to-day with a groin issue and hasn't been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Sabres, Chuck Pleiness of Macomb Daily reports.
Howard will not play Sunday, with Pete Mrazek receiving the start in net. Monday's practice could reveal more about his availability for Tuesday's contest against the Sabres. However, the Wings don't play again until Saturday so it's possible the team gives him the extra rest over the holiday break.
Cam Talbot G NYR 3 Hrs
Talbot will start between the pipes against the Hurricanes on Sunday, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.
Fresh off his one-year contract extension Friday, Talbot will receive the chance to prove his worth Sunday against the Hurricanes. He carries a 2.34 GAA and .921 save percentage into the matchup.
Henrik Lundqvist G NYR 3 Hrs
Lundqvist limited the Hurricanes to two goals on 20 shot attempts in Saturday's victory.
The Rangers needed a late goal by Kevin Klein to extend the game to overtime, but Lundqvist ultimately came through in the shootout to earn his fifth consecutive victory. The two teams will meet again Sunday in New York, but it's not yet known if coach Alain Vigneault will stick with Lundqvist or go with backup Cam Talbot for the start.
Jay Beagle C WAS 3 Hrs
Beagle assisted on two goals in Saturday's win over the Devils.
Both of Beagle's tallies came on scores by Nicklas Backstrom. The 29-year-old typically doesn't see much ice time with the likes of Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin, but Saturday's strong showing might prompt coach Barry Trotz to reconsider his line arrangements.
Francois Beauchemin D ANA 3 Hrs
Beauchemin (finger) will not rejoin the lineup Monday against the Coytoes, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Beauchemin's initial outlook favored him returning over the weekend, but it appears the Ducks are content giving him Monday and the holiday break off before returning. The team's next game after Monday is Saturday, giving him plenty of extra time to rest up.