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  • Matt Carle (undisclosed) practices Thursday
    Matt Carle (undisclosed) took part in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Carle was wearing a regular jersey too, as opposed to a no-contact one. He last played on April 27. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:39 pm
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  • Ryan Strome isn't likely to play Friday
    Ryan Strome practiced on the fifth line on Thursday.

    Advice: That suggests that Strome will be a healthy scratch in Game 4 on Friday. He was also kept out of Tuesday's contest. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:07 pm
  • Brendan Ranford joins the Dallas Stars
    Brendan Ranford has been summoned by the Dallas Stars.

    Advice: Ranford had 19 goals and 59 points in 76 AHL contests in 2015-16. He isn't expected to play for Dallas during the 2016 playoffs. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:11 am
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  • Stars summon Justin Dowling
    Justin Dowling has been called up by the Dallas Stars.

    Advice: He had 11 goals and 46 points in 52 AHL contests in 2015-16. He's not expected to appear in any playoff games. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:09 am
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  • Dallas calls up Jason Dickinson
    Jason Dickinson has been called up by the Dallas Stars.

    Advice: Dickinson is a Black Ace, meaning that he's been summoned to take in the playoff atmosphere and participate in practices, but not to play. He had 22 goals and 53 points in 73 AHL contests this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:08 am
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  • Corey Perry will captain Team Canada
    Corey Perry will serve as the captain for Team Canada in the 2016 World Championships.

    Advice: This is a chance for Perry to enter the summer on a high note after his disappointing 2016 playoff run. He had no goals and four assists in seven playoff games as his Anaheim Ducks were eliminated in the first round. Matt Duchene and Ryan O'Reilly will both wear the 'A'. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:11 am
  • Ryan Pulock (UBI) practices Thursday
    Ryan Pulock (upper body) took part in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: There's a chance Pulock will be back in the lineup on Friday. It would be his first game since April 20th. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:37 am
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  • Taylor Chorney picks up an assist Wednesday
    Taylor Chorney had an assist in Washington's 3-2 overtime loss to the Penguins Wednesday night.

    Advice: It was Chorney's first point in five postseason contests. He had a goal and five assists in 55 regular season games. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:20 am
  • Justin Williams registers an assist Wednesday
    Justin Williams recorded an assist in the Capitals' 3-2 overtime loss to Pittsburgh Wednesday night.

    Advice: Williams has a goal and four points in 10 postseason games. During the regular season he had 22 goals and 52 points in 82 contests. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:18 am
  • Brian Dumoulin collects two assists Wednesday
    Brian Dumoulin registered two assists in the Penguins' 3-2 overtime win against Washington on Wednesday.

    Advice: Dumoulin now has three points in nine playoff games. He had no goals and 16 assists in 79 regular season contests. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:07 am
  • T. Daley nets his first goal of the playoffs
    Trevor Daley found the back of the net in Pittsburgh's 3-2 overtime victory over Washington Wednesday night.

    Advice: It was Daley's first goal and fifth point in nine 2016 playoff games. During the regular season he had six goals and 28 points in 82 contests. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:06 am
  • Ryan Pulock (UBI) might be back on Friday
    Ryan Pulock (upper body) will probably participate in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: If all goes well, Pulock might be back in the Islanders' lineup on Friday. He has a goal and three points in four games in the 2016 playoffs. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:40 am
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  • Will Ryan Strome be scratched again?
    It's not clear what the New York Islanders' plans are for Ryan Strome going into Game 4 on Friday.

    Advice: Strome was a healthy scratch Tuesday for the third time in the 2016 postseason. "When you go up and down the lineup — and I’m looking at it now — you’ve got tough decisions to make on a daily basis," Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. "Overall, Ryan knows what he needs to do to play better, but it’s not like he’s played poorly. It’s a numbers game right now, too. I’ve had plenty of talks with Ryan. I talked to him down in Tampa. … He realizes what he needs to do. I feel like I have a really good relationship with Ryan and when he gets back in there …" Capuano didn't complete that sentence. In the six games Strome has participated in, he has a goal and four points. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:37 am
  • Shea Weber up for Mark Messier Award
    Shea Weber has been named as a finalist for the Mark Messier Leadership Award.

    Advice: It goes "to the player who exemplifies great leadership qualities to his team, on and off the ice, during the regular season." He is in the running for the award along with Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and Islanders captain John Tavares. Weber hit the 20-goal and 50-point milestones for the third time in his career to help the Predators earn their second straight playoff berth. He started the 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund, with teammate Pekka Rinne, to raise money and donate tickets to patients at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Weber also hosts a golf tournament to help support the BC Cancer Society. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:07 am
  • Jamie Benn, Stars look to get PP going
    Jamie Benn and the Stars were a force to be reckoned with on the power play this season, but they haven't scored on 11 attempts against St. Louis in Round 2 of the playoffs.

    Advice: Benn tied for second in the NHL in both scoring and power-play goals during the regular season. He also leads all skaters in scoring during the playoffs with 12 points in nine games, but he has posted just two points with the man advantage. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:40 am
  • Braydon Coburn playing well on top pairing
    Braydon Coburn has been paired with Victor Hedman in Tampa Bay's Round 2 series against the New York Islanders.

    Advice: He got the chance to move up to the top pair after Matt Carle was injured. Carle was filling in for injured blueliner Anton Stralman. Coburn logged 23:45 of ice time in Game 3 against the Islanders. He has two assists in eight playoff games. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:10 am
  • Martin Frk has improved in the minors
    Wings assistant GM Ryan Martin is impressed by the progress Martin Frk has made.

    Advice: "Coming into his pro career, he wasn't used to the pro style, wasn't used to not playing with the puck," Martin said. He spent some time in the ECHL over the previous two seasons and it helped him improve his game. "Marty is a rink rat, wants to get better at his craft," Martin said. "He put in the time to get better. He really responded to Todd Nelson's style. He's very confident in his play." In 2015-16 there was no trip to the ECHL and Frk picked up 27 goals, with 44 points, in 67 games. He won't be waiver-exempt, so the Wings will have to decide what to do with him. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:45 am
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  • Trevor Daley set to play on top PP unit
    Trevor Daley is slated to occupy Kris Letang's spot on the top power-play unit Wednesday night.

    Advice: Letang won't play in Game 4 because of a one-game suspension, so Daley gets a chance to skate with Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby, Phil Kessel and Patric Hornqvist on the first combination. Daley has collected four assists in eight postseason games for the Penguins. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:50 am
  • Shea Weber leads Preds to Game 3 win
    Shea Weber scored a goal and added an assist in Nashville's Game 3 win over San Jose on Tuesday.

    Advice: Weber was dominant at both ends of the ice and logged 24:02 of ice time. Everyone was calling for him to step up after going pointless and having a minus-2 through the first two games of the series. He has seven points in 10 playoffs games now and was credited with the game winner. Filip Forsberg, James Neal, Colin Wilson scored the other goals and the Predators converted twice on the power play. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:59 pm
  • Ryan Strome will be scratched Tuesday
    Ryan Strome will be a healthy scratch on Tuesday in Game 3 against Tampa Bay.

    Advice: "I honestly don't really have much to say," Strome said. "I try to be a good a team guy and I don't want to draw any negative attention to myself. It's a big opportunity for us here tonight and I'm sure the guys that are playing will do the job." Strome was scratched for Games 5 and 6 in the opening round against Florida after he had a goal and assist in the first four contests. He had two assists in Game 1 versus Tampa Bay in Round 2. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:39 am
  • Ryan Pulock won't play in Game 3 Tuesday
    Ryan Pulock (upper body) is not ready to return on Tuesday night.

    Advice: He will sit for a third straight game because of an upper-body injury. Perhaps he will be able to play in Game 4 on Friday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:18 am
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  • Matt Carle skates before practice
    Matt Carle (undisclosed) skated before practice on Monday.

    Advice: He appears to be closer to returning than Anton Stralman (fractured leg) and J.T. Brown (upper body), but he may not be ready to go on Tuesday in Game 3 versus the Islanders. Carle didn't play on Saturday in Game 2 due to an undisclosed ailment. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:43 am
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  • Justin Williams ends goal scoring slump
    Justin Williams netted a goal in Washington's 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh on Monday.

    Advice: Williams snapped out of his goal scoring slump that dated back to March 28. While he has a reputation for stepping up in the playoffs, Williams has just three points in nine postseason games this year. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:47 am
  • Ryan Pulock may return on Tuesday night
    Ryan Pulock (upper body) took part fully in Monday's practice.

    Advice: If he is ready to return on Tuesday for Game 3 against Tampa Bay then he could bump Marek Zidlicky from the lineup. Pulock has sat out New York's past two postseason matches with an upper-body injury. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:44 pm
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  • Capitals embarrassed by sluggish start in G2
    Justin Williams had a blunt way of describing the Capitals' showing in the first 40 minutes of Game 2 on Saturday.

    Advice: Washington was outshot by Pittsburgh 28-8 by the second intermission. "We talked between the second and third, knowing we were getting embarrassed out there," Williams said. Washington did bounce back in the third frame, but it wasn't enough to stop the Penguins' 2-1 victory. Pittsburgh are an incredibly tough team to make up ground against. Pittsburgh was 39-0-0 when leading through two periods in the 2015-16 campaign and 4-0-0 in the playoffs. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:53 am
  • Ryan Pulock (UBI) should practice Monday
    Ryan Pulock (upper body) is expected to practice on Monday.

    Advice: The goal is for Pulock to return for Game 3 on Tuesday, so naturally Monday's practice should be a key step in that process. He has a goal and three points in four playoff contests. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:30 am
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  • Jamie Benn scores goal, assist in OTL in GM 2
    Jamie Benn scored a goal and an assist in Sunday's 4-3 OT loss to St. Louis in Game 2.

    Advice: Benn picked up the primary assist on Alex Goligoski's first period goal. The Stars captain added the game-tying goal with under three minutes remaining in regulation. Unfortunately for the Stars, they weren't able to get the job done in OT, as David Backes scored for the Blues. Benn has five goals and 12 points in eight playoff games in 2016. The series will head to St. Louis with each team having won one game. Game 3 goes Tuesday night. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:16 pm
  • Ryan Pulock hopes to play in Game 3
    Ryan Pulock (upper body) is hoping to return to action for Game 3 Tuesday.

    Advice: Pulock has been out since Game 4 of the first round and the Islanders really miss his presence, especially on the power play because of his dynamite shot from the point. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:11 am
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  • Matt Carle (undisclosed) is day-to-day
    Matt Carle is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.

    Advice: Carle wasn't on the ice with the Lightning Friday morning. He might still play in Game 2 on Saturday, but he will likely be a game-time decision. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:10 pm
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  • Ryan Pulock (UBI) might play in Game 3
    When Ryan Pulock (upper body) is healthy, there's a good chance that he'll draw back into the lineup.

    Advice: That would likely be at the expense of Marek Zidlicky, who has participated in the Isladners' last three playoff games. Pulock has been ruled out for Game 2, but he might be back for Game 3. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:41 am
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  • Corey Perry will play for Canada at Worlds
    Corey Perry will suit up for Team Canada at the World Hockey Championships.

    Advice: The Worlds start in May and they will be held in Russia. Perry is available to go because the Ducks were knocked out of the playoffs after their opening round loss to the Predators. The 30-year-old finished the season with 34 goals and 62 points in 82 games in 2015-16. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:03 pm
  • Taylor Chorney won't play in Game 1 vs. PIT
    Taylor Chorney will be a healthy scratch in Game 1 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

    Advice: Chorney was part of Washington's top-six defensemen at the morning skate, but Brooks Orpik (upper body) is ready to make a return to the lineup. Mike Weber, Stanislav Galiev and Michael Latta will also watch the game from the press box. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:53 pm
  • Taylor Chorney might play if Orpik can't
    Taylor Chorney might draw into Game 1 on Thursday.

    Advice: It will depend on Brooks Orpik's ability to return from an upper-body injury in time for the series opener. If Orpik is available for Thursday's contest against Pittsburgh, then Chorney will be a healthy scratch. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:47 pm
  • Ryan Pulock (UBI) is doubtful Saturday
    Ryan Pulock (upper body) isn't expected to return for Game 2 on Saturday.

    Advice: Pulock last played on April 20. He had a goal and three points in four playoff contests before being sidelined. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:45 pm
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  • Strome draws back into lineup, gets 2 points
    Ryan Strome recorded two assists in the Islanders' 5-3 win against Tampa Bay in Game 1 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Strome drew back into the lineup after being scratched for New York's final two first round games. He now has a goal and four points in five playoff games this year. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:13 am
  • Ryan Pulock (UBI) is traveling with Islanders
    Ryan Pulock (upper body) traveled with the Islanders to Tampa Bay.

    Advice: Pulock probably won't play in Game 1 on Wednesday, but maybe he'll be ready in time for Saturday's contest. He has a goal and three points in four postseason games. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:59 pm
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  • Jamie Benn has scored in every game so far
    Jamie Benn has scored in every Stars' playoff game so far.

    Advice: Six games and a league-leading 10 points with four goals, and a pair of three-point efforts so far. All told in his career, Benn has posted eight goals and 15 points in 12 playoff games. It's worth noting that second round opponent Brian Elliott kept Jonathan Toews, Artemi Panarin, and Patrick Kane to just three goals in seven games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:10 pm
  • Shea Weber scores, Predators force Game 7
    Shea Weber sealed Nashville's 3-1 win against Anaheim on Monday night with an empty-net goal.

    Advice: The marker was his second of the postseason. Weber is tied with Colin Wilson for the team lead in scoring in the playoffs at four points. The Predators and Ducks will play in Game 7 on Wednesday night. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:55 am
  • Corey Perry has 4 assists in 6 playoff games
    Corey Perry had an assist in Anaheim's 3-1 loss to Nashville Monday night.

    Advice: Perry also had a minus-three rating though. So far in the first round series Perry has recorded no goals, four assists, and a minus-six rating in six games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:33 am
  • Islanders put Ryan Pulock on injured reserve
    The New York Islanders have placed Ryan Pulock on injured reserve retroactive to April 20th.

    Advice: Pulock suffered the injury in New York's first round series against the Florida Panthers. He isn't expected to play in Games 1 and 2 of their second round series against the Lightning, but he could be back for Game 3. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:03 pm
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