Player Notes

  • Signs one-year contract
    Kral inked a one-year, two-way deal with Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Maple Leafs originally drafted Kral under now-Penguins general manager Kyle Dubas, so his addition to the organization shouldn't be a complete surprise. The 24-year-old defenseman had five goals and 37 points in 46 contests with the Pelicans in Finland's top league. He struggled to show that level of offensive upside in previous AHL stints, so fantasy players probably don't need to jump on Kral even in dynasty formats. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 1:46 pm
  • Grabs three-year deal
    St. Ivany agreed to terms on a three-year, two-way contract with Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

    Advice: St. Ivany managed just one point in his 14 NHL appearances this season while averaging 13:42 of ice time. The 24-year-old blueliner is likely a long shot to make the 23-man roster for Opening Night this fall but should be atop the list of potential call-ups throughout the year. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 1:29 pm
  • Returning to Bolts
    McDonagh was traded to the Lightning from the Predators along with a 2024 fourth-round pick in exchange for a 2025 second-round selection and 2024 seventh-round pick Tuesday.

    Advice: McDonagh spent five seasons with the Lightning during his previous stint, logging 267 regular-season games for the club while lifting Lord Stanley's Cup twice during his stay. McDonagh figures to slot into a third pairing for the Lightning. With the acquisition of McDonagh, Tampa Bay is unlikely to re-sign Matt Dumba or Calvin de Haan. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 10:06 am
  • Missing from practice again
    Lindgren was absent for his third straight day due to maintenance issues, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports Tuesday.

    Advice: At this point, Lindgren's absences are becoming a concern regarding his availability for Game 1 against the Panthers on Wednesday. If the blueliner does miss any contests, it will likely result in increased ice time for Erik Gustafsson in addition to seeing Zac Jones enter the lineup for the first time since April 7 versus the Habs. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 9:03 am
  • Deals assist in loss
    Hughes notched an assist in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Oilers in Game 7.

    Advice: Hughes produced five assists over seven second-round games. The 24-year-old defenseman concluded the postseason with 10 helpers, 21 shots on net, 14 blocked shots and a plus-1 rating across 13 appearances. Hughes' goal-scoring took a step forward with 17 tallies among his 92 points in the regular season, but he's always been more of a facilitator from the blue line. The Canucks' captain remains an integral part of the club's future heading into 2024-25. Rotowire.com Monday, 9:33 pm

NHL Roster Changes

Date
Player
Change
May 21
Activated
May 18
Activated
May 18
Activated
May 17
Activated
May 16
Activated
May 16
Activated
May 15
Activated
May 15
Activated
May 14
Valeri NichushkinCOL - LW,RW
Deactivated
May 13
Deactivated

Injury Reports

PlayerInjuryStatusEffective
Michael Rasmussen DET - C,LWUpper BodyOMay 20, 2024
Michael Pezzetta MTL - LWUpper BodyOMay 20, 2024
Dillon Dube CGY - C,LWPersonalIR-NRMay 20, 2024
Tim Stutzle OTT - C,LWShoulderOMay 20, 2024
Nicolas Hague VGK - DLower BodyOMay 20, 2024
Jan Rutta SJ - DUndisclosedOMay 20, 2024