Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week:
+ Good to see the late Ruslan Salei elected to the International Ice Hockey Hall of Fame. The former Ducks defenseman played internationally for Belarus; he was killed in the Yaroslavl Lokomotiv plane crash in 2011. Retired Detroit Red Wings Steve Yzerman and Nicklas Lidstrom also were chosen, with Soviet-era Olympic champions Viacheslav Bykov and Andrei Khumotov.
+ Ed Jovanovski returned to Florida's lineup on Saturday, eight months after undergoing a relatively new procedure called hip resurfacing surgery. "There's not much data behind this, but I have the whole support of my doctors in New York who are very confident that my hip bone is stronger that it ever was," he told the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
+ Tampa Bay has stayed competitive in the Eastern Conference despite losing standout center Steven Stamkos to a broken leg, winning seven of its last 10. However, goaltender Ben Bishop left the game Sunday at Edmonton because of an upper-body injury. If he's out long-term, they're in trouble.