News: Ward made 21 saves in a 5-3 win over the Islanders on Saturday night. It's his fourth straight win.
Impact: Don't look know, but Wardo is warming up. He has won six of his last seven starts and even his loss was a tight one -- he allowed just two goals that game. He could just deliver you some fantasy goodness down the stretch.
News: McClement scored twice in Saturday's win over the Islanders.
Impact: McClement is a role player whose greatest value lies in his ability to check the team's best snipers and win faceoffs. But he's also picked up seven points, including four goals, in his last 10. His 18 points put him on pace to deliver his best offensive season since 2010-11. His fantasy value is limited to the deepest of formats.
News: Ward will be in the net for Saturday's game against the Islanders, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.
Impact: The Hurricanes elected to rest Ward on Friday against the Capitals so he could be honored in a pregame ceremony for his 500th career appearance in the NHL, which he made in Tuesday's win over the Flyers. Though Anton Khudobin spun his first shutout of the season in Friday's win, Ward won't be bypassed for a start, as he's been quite excellent in his own right of late. Ward has won his last three starts while conceding a total of five goals, though none of the teams he faced during that stretch were as strong as the squad he'll match up with Saturday.
News: Hillen was traded to the Hurricanes on Saturday along with a 2015 fourth-round draft pick in exchange for defenseman Tim Gleason.
Impact: Gleason was bound for free agency after the season, so the deal is mostly about accumulating the extra draft pick for the rebuilding Hurricanes. That being said, Hillen should still receive a look on the team's third pairing over the final month and a half, though expectations should remain low. On a much more offensively skilled team in the Capitals, Hillen had managed to accumulate five points in 35 games.
News: Bellemore scored his first goal of the season and collected five PIM in Friday's win over Washington.
Impact: Bellemore now has six points and a plus-3 rating in 33 games on the season. Considering the defenseman averages just 15:32 of ice time and has only recorded 16 shots on goal, Bellmore is only valuable in the deepest of fantasy leagues.