Description: Tampa Bay right wing Martin St. Louis scored two goals Thursday against Ottawa.
Insight: St. Louis hasn't been as consistent since Steven Stamkos went down, but he has still notched five goals and 10 points in 11 games without the star center due to three multi-point games (including two three-point games) in that span.
Description: Detroit winger Todd Bertuzzi (shoulder) says he's ready to return, according to the Detroit News.
Insight: Bertuzzi has missed the last five games. With centers Pavel Datysuk and Henrik Zetterberg both out, the 38-year-old Bertuzzi could struggle to produce upon returning to the lineup Friday at New Jersey.
Description: Flyers right wing Scott Hartnell had a goal, two assists, four SOG and two penalty minutes Wednesday at Detroit.
Insight: After failing to post a single point in his first nine games, Hartnell has produced closer to his expected level lately. He's scored six goals with five assists, 21 PIM, 47 SOG and a +3 over his last 15 games.
Description: New Jersey winger Michael Ryder scored a goal for the second straight game Wednesday against Montreal.
Insight: Ryder also had one assist Wednesday, giving him three points during the Devils' back-to-back stretch against the Canadiens, the team he played with for 27 games last season. He had just nine points combined in October and November after recording 16 goals and 35 points in 46 games last season.
Description: Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa had a goal and one assist Saturday against the Coyotes.
Insight: Hossa missed three games this month due to an injury and two while his wife was ill in the hospital, but as usual he produced when in the lineup. He finished with six goals and 10 points in 10 November games.
Description: Rangers winger Derek Dorsett is questionable for Friday's game against Boston due to a sore wrist.
Insight: He missed Wednesday's game because of the injury. Dorsett hasn't scored a point in his last seven games and has just three points in 24 games this season, but if you need penalty minutes he's your man.
Description: Coyotes right wing Radim Vrbata has eight points over his last six games.
Insight: He had two goals on four shots Wednesday at Minnesota and has attempted at least four SOG in four straight games. The 32-year-old has eight goals, 21 points and 84 SOG in 23 games this season, which is his usual level of production.
Description: Maple Leafs right wing Joffrey Lupul will be out for the next two weeks. SOURCE: Jonas Siegel, TSN 1050
Insight: He's dealing with a Grade 2 groin strain. Even before the injury, Lopul had been scoreless in his last seven games. Despite the slump, we expect him to be a productive fantasy player when he's healthy again.
Description: Toronto right wing Joffrey Lupul suffered a Grade 2 groin strain Monday against Columbus and will miss at least the next three games, according to sportsnet.ca.
Insight: Lupul has eight goals and 15 points in 22 games this season. A Grade 2 groin strain is the same injury that will keep Jonathan Quick out until Christmas, so it's possible Lupul will miss more than three games.
Description: Pittsburgh winger Beau Bennett will miss 8-10 weeks after having surgery on Monday to repair a broken wrist. SOURCE: triblive.com
Insight: Bennett suffered the injury Friday. He had just moved up to the top line with Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz and scored his first goal of the season last Wednesday. The Penguins have put Pascal Dupuis back on Crosby's line and moved Jussi Jokinen back up to Evgeni Malkin's line.
Description: Dallas winger Ray Whitney (groin) is expected to be activated from injured reserve for Tuesday's game against Anaheim.
Insight: The 41-year-old hasn't played since Nov. 9. He has one goal and eight points in 17 games this season, but has been close to a point-a-game guy over the past two seasons (106 points in 114 games).
Description: Philadelphia right wing Matt Read potted two goals Saturday in a 5-2 win against the Islanders.
Insight: Read is heating up. The 27-year-old now has four goals and a +6 rating over his last three games. After beginning the year 1-7, the Flyers have now won six of their last seven. They'll try to make it seven out of eight Monday against Florida.
Description: According to the Detroit News, the Red Wings will keep Gustav Nyquist will the team for the rest of the season.
Insight: Nyquist was recalled Wednesday and immediately placed on the second line with Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen. He had two goals in his debut. However, with Daniel Alfredsson and Stephen Weiss nearing a return from injuries, Detroit soon will shuffle its lines again.
Description: In his first game of the season, Detroit's Gustav Nyquist scored two goals Thursday against Nashville.
Insight: Nyquist was recalled Wednesday and immediately placed on the second line with Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen. Detroit may shuffle its lines again when center Stephen Weiss returns from his groin injury, however.
Description: San Jose forward Brent Burns (upper body) is expected to return to the lineup Thursday after being activated from injured reserve, according to mercurynews.com.
Insight: Burns hasn't played since taking a stick to the mouth on Oct. 19. He has been practicing for a couple of weeks and is finally ready to play. Burns had four goals and eight points in the first eight games and should be owned in all leagues.
Description: Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa (lower body) is probable for Thursday's game against Winnipeg.
Insight: Hossa was a late scratch Saturday due to a lower-body injury and missed two more games as well. He's been a very good asset for fantasy owners with 15 points (9 G, 6 A) and plus 12 rating and 75 SOG in 19 games.