News: Varlamov will start in net Wednesday night versus Ottawa.
Impact: Varlamov played quite well in his last start, earning a win and giving up just a single goal to the Jets. Still, he hasn't been terrific this year, and his 3.05 GAA and .894 save percentage reflect as much. The matchup with the Senators isn't great either, as they've scored a decently high average of 2.90 goals per game this season and have wins in their last two games.
News: Duchene put his name on the scoresheet Monday night against the Jets, giving him 10 goals in November. According to Mike Chambers of the Denver Post, Duchene is now tied with Claude Lemieux (1995-96) for most goals by an Avalanche player in a single month.
Impact: Duchene will have a chance to break the record since Colorado has two more games in November. The 24-year-old stumbled into the season by not recording his first point until the fifth game, but it's clear as day that Duchene is back to being the point-producing machine that we've been accustomed to since he notched 55 points as a rookie in 2009-10.
News: McLeod found twine and picked up five PIM in Monday's 4-1 win over the Jets.
Impact: McLeod has scored in consecutive contests, bringing his total on the season to five goals. We're talking about a guy that only has 62 goals in 570 games, so he might be playing over his head in that category this season. However, Mcleod's heavy totals spent in the penalty box represents the staple of his game and fantasy owners can expect consistency from No. 55 in that area. His naughty behavior has led to 21 PIM in the past three matches, making him an underrated fantasy play in league types that give out points for goals and PIM.