Matt Bartkowski delivered a big high hit to Brian Gionta in the first period of Sunday's Bruins-Sabres tilt, Gionta will not return due to an upper body injury.
Gionta went airborn, spun around, and landed viciously before laying still on the ice face-first. Before leaving under his own power, the Sabres captain skated 4:06 with one shot on goal. We'll keep you updated on his condition.
Coach Roy has said that Semyon Varlamov is "95%" likely to make the start Tuesday night against the Blues.
As for Calvin Pickard, he will remain with the team. For now. One can't help to wonder what lies ahead for Reto Berra.
Vincent Lecavalier is expected to skate on the Flyers' fourth line to the right of Chris VandeVelde and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare.
Lecavalier has averaged just 13:19 during his 18 games this season. He has two goals and six points on 30 shots. Until he can show a sustained ability to score, he unfortunately can no longer be considered valuable in fantasy. Neither are VandeVelde and Bellemare for that matter.
Jonas Hiller will be between the pipes when the Flames visit the Kings.
Hiller has allowed a dozen goals in five starts against the Kings since 2012, though he's only won two of those decisions. Each of those starts came when he was with Anaheim.
Patrick Kaleta was scratched Sunday night against Boston due to illness, according to Coach Nolan. He did not travel with the team.
He also left Saturday's tilt against Colorado with an undisclosed injury after playing just 4:43. It doesn't seem like the truculent forward will be out for long, but will need some rest.
Luke Gazdic and Keith Aulie were made healthy scratches against the Stars on Sunday.
Though Gazdic racked up 127 PIMs in 67 games last season, he has just 10 in 11 games this season. With only 24 hits and no points to his name, it's tough to recommend him. Aulie has 32 PIMs, 23 hits, and no points in 12 games this season. His value is marginal at best in deep pools.
To confirm an earlier report, the 33 year old Rob Zepp will indeed make his first career NHL start Sunday night in Winnipeg.
Zepp has a 2.70 GAA and .918 save percentage in 17 AHL games this season.
Tim Erixon will be a healthy scratch Sunday night vs. Toronto.
In three games thus far as a Blackhawk, Erixon has no points, one minor penalty, and four shots on goal in 10:59 average ice time. Or, in fantasy terms, not much of any value at this time.