News: Ryan grabbed an assist in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the visiting Blues. He now has points in four straight games.
Impact: Ryan has provided some much needed consistency for the Sens -- and fantasy owners -- of late, notching six points over the last seven games. Also, he's only posted one multi-point outing so far through the quarter pole of the season and his shooting percentage (10.9 percent) sits nearly three points below his career mark of 13.7, so there's room for growth for the former 35-goal scorer.
News: Zibanejad scored his third goal of the season in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the visiting Blues. He now has three points in the last four games.
Impact: Zibanejad had doubled his point total from three to six on the season over the last four contests, indicating that perhaps he's ready to turn the corner. At the very least, the recent production should help him ascend Ottawa's depth chart from his current spot on the team's fourth line.
News: Lehner turned aside 30 of 33 shots but it wasn't enough as the Sens fell 3-2 to St. Louis on Saturday.
Impact: Lehner wasn't able to grab the win while making his second start in a row for just the second time this season, but the .909 save percentage in the game was an encouraging sign against a talented Blues attack. The young Swede's record now sits at 4-3-1 to go with a 2.84 GAA and .916 save percentage -- both of which are smack dab in line with his career marks of 2.82 and .918 -- and it looks like he's gaining some traction toward taking more starts away from Craig Anderson. Keep an eye on him.
News: Lazar (undisclosed) will not play Saturday against the Blues, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Impact: Head coach Paul MacLean said Lazar could play Saturday if he needed to, but the team would rather be cautious with him. The nature of Lazar's injury is still unknown, but it sounds like a good bet that he'll be back in the lineup Monday against the Red Wings.
News: Phillips (undisclosed) will not play Saturday against the Blues, Brent Wallace of TSN reports.
Impact: There's no word on what happened to the veteran blueliner, but he left the ice early during warmups for Saturday's game. Patrick Wiercioch will fill in for Phillips as long as he's forced to watch from the press box.