Description: Philadelphia right wing Jakub Voracek's goal Monday against the Senators was just his fourth of the season.
Insight: Voracek was fantastic last season, putting up a career-high 22 goals despite it being a lockout-shortened 48-game campaign. He's failed to follow up on that and has just 13 points in 30 games, which is not even a 40-point pace.
Description: We have not heard of a timetable for Maple Leafs right wing Joffrey Lupul's return from a groin injury.
Insight: He's dealing with a Grade 2 groin strain and was supposed to miss two weeks. 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: Stars winger Valeri Nichushkin had a goal and three assists Saturday against the Flyers.
Insight: Nichushkin had a hand in all three of Tyler Seguin's goals in the third period and then added one of his own. The 2013 No. 10 overall pick has put up two goals, seven points and a +6 over his last three games and should continue to produce if he can stick on the top line.
Description: Kris Versteeg has scored two goals with five assists and 22 SOG in 12 games since Florida traded him to Chicago.
Insight: Versteeg, who is in his second stint with the Blackhawks, had the same exact goal and assist total in 18 games with the Panthers, but he was a -9 compared to a +2 with Chicago. He's not a good fantasy option in most leagues.
Description: Ducks winger Corey Perry scored a goal for the fourth straight game Friday at Chicago.
Insight: Perry had an inconsistent October but he has scored at least one point in 13 of 17 games since the start of November and has a six-game scoring streak. With 17 goals, 32 points, 28 PIM, 115 SOG and a +11 in 31 games, Perry is one of the top players in fantasy hockey.
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).