Description: Montreal defenseman Andrei Markov recorded two points during Thursday's victory over the Blue Jackets.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with three shots and an impressive plus-five rating. Markov should be owned everywhere, with eight goals, 38 points, 26 penalty minutes, and a plus-13 rating through 61 games.
Description: Predators defenseman Roman Josi had a plus-three rating on Tuesday night.
Insight: Josi also scored a goal and had three shots. He is a great option on defense, and now has 11 goals, 43 points, 18 penalty minutes, and a plus-20 rating through 61 games. Owners cannot ask for much more out of a defenseman.
Description: Hurricanes defensemen Justin Faulk recorded two points during Tuesday's victory against the Flyers.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with three shots and a plus-one rating. Faulk now has 11 goals and 38 points through 59 games. Jay McClement, Jeff Skinner, and Jordan Staal also tallied for the Hurricanes.
Description: Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton notched a goal and an assist in the, 6-2, victory over the Blackhawks.
Insight: Hamilton scored on the man advantage. Boston won the offensive faceoff that followed the penalty and Hamilton beat Blackhawks goalie Antti Raanta with a slap shot. Hamilton has 10 goals and 22 assists in 59 games this season.
Description: Jets defenseman Tobias Enstrom scored the team's lone goal in Thursday's loss against the Capitals.
Insight: Enstrom scored in the second period to cut Winnipeg's deficit in half, but Washington scored three unanswered goals to end the game. Enstrom has four goals and 14 assists in 41 games this season.
Description: Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy had a goal and two assists to help New York scored five goals on the top fantasy goalie this season.
Insight: Leddy had two assists in the first period and then scored in the third to put New York ahead, 4-2. They ended up beating Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators, 5-2. Leddy has eight goals and 17 assists this season.
Description: Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton notched a pair of assists Wednesday night against Edmonton.
Insight: Hamilton has nine goals and 23 assists for 32 points in 57 games this season, but could end up with a minus rating, for the first time in his career, this season, which would be a blow to fantasy owners who were counting on his +22 from last season. I blame the entire Bruins defense, not just Hamilton.
Description: Sharks defenseman Matt Irwin scored the only goal for San Jose on Tuesday as the Sharks lost, 5-1, in Nashville.
Insight: San Jose actually jumped out, 1-0, on Irwin's goal about five minutes into the game. Nashville, however, scored five unanswered goals to end the game. Irwin isn't really fantasy relevant with five goals and six assists in 34 games this season.
Description: Flyers defenseman Michael Del Zotto registered two points during Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jackets.
Insight: Del Zotto had a goal and an assist, with three shots on goal as well. He has six goals and 21 points through 45 games, and should only be considered for a roster spot if owners are dealing with injuries.
Description: Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein netted the game-winning goal Monday against the Islanders.
Insight: After Ryan Strome gave the Islanders a 5-3 third period lead, the Rangers went onto score three unanswered goals, with Klein capping the comeback off. He also had an assist and a plus-one rating, and now has nine goals, 25 points, and a plus-22 rating through 54 games.
Description: Sabres defenseman Nikita Zadorov scored the team's lone goal During Sunday's loss versus Philadelphia.
Insight: Zadorov really is not much of an option for owners, with just three goals and 13 points for 40 games this seasons. He does have 37 penalty minutes, but it is not enough to warrant a roster spot.
Description: Defenseman Cody Franson has been traded to Nashville according to NHL.com.
Insight: Franson's Toronto teammate Mike Santorelli will join him in Nashville as the Predators send the Maple Leafs Olli Jokinen, Brandan Leipsic and a 2015 first-round pick. This is a good trade for both sides, and it should benefit Franson's fantasy value. He goes from the second-most scored upon team in the Eastern Conference to the least scored upon team in the Western Conference.
Description: Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson scored Chicago's only goal in the, 2-1, shootout victory over the Penguins on Sunday.
Insight: Chicago won a faceoff in the offensive zone early in the second period, and Hjalmarsson released a nasty, knuckling slap shot that beat Marc-Andre Fleury. Hjalmarsson, however, isn't fantasy relevant being that was just his second goal of the season.