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  • Nate Schmidt stays in for Game 1
    Nate Schmidt will remain in the Capitals' lineup for Game 1 on Thursday.

    Advice: Schmidt was inserted into the lineup because Karl Alzner has been out with an upper-body injury. Alzner isn't ready to return in Game 1, but Schmidt has been doing well enough that he might stay in the lineup even after Alzner returns. 37 minutes ago
  • Karl Alzner (UBI) is out for Game 1
    Karl Alzner (upper body) won't be available for Game 1 on Thursday.

    Advice: Alzner continues to make progress, but he's still day-to-day. The Capitals will not make any lineup changes compared to Game 6 of their first round series against Toronto. 39 minutes ago
  • Colton Parayko has 3 points in last 4 games
    Colton Parayko found the back of the net in Wednesday's Game 1 loss to Nashville.

    Advice: He got the Blues on the board in the second period after the Predators took a 2-0 lead. Parayko posted five shots, two penalty minutes and a plus-3 rating in a 4-3 loss to Nashville in the contest. He has accounted for three points in his last four postseason matches. Today, 7:51 am
  • Adam Larsson comes up big in Game 1
    Adam Larsson scored two goals and registered an assist in Edmonton's 5-3 victory over Anaheim in Game 1 Wednesday night.

    Advice: Larsson had never had a multi-goal game in the NHL before and he picked a great time for his first. His second goal of the contest came at 15:20 of the third period and proved to be the game winner. He's not much of an offensive force and we wouldn't count on him to have another big offensive game in the 2017 playoffs, but the Oilers have been led so far by unlikely heroes, so you never know. Today, 7:50 am
  • Edmundson registers two assists Wednesday
    Joel Edmundson earned a pair of assists in Wednesday's Game 1 loss to Nashville.

    Advice: He assisted on goals by Colton Parayko and Jaden Schwartz in a 4-3 loss to the Predators. Edmundson has accounted for four points in six playoff games this year. He contributed just 15 points in 69 contests during the regular season. Today, 7:45 am
  • Dougie Hamilton helped by Giordano pairing
    Dougie Hamilton feels being paired with Mark Giordano was a sizable factor in his success this season.

    Advice: Hamilton got off to a rough start in 2016-17 as he had six points and was already minus-nine in 16 games through Nov. 12. After that, the decision was made to pair Hamilton with Giordano and from there Hamilton had 44 points and a plus-21 rating in 65 contests. "It was definitely a big change from where I started the season. I think I was playing with a bunch of different partners, third-pairings and that kind of thing," Hamilton said. "I had a bad stretch of games with a lot of minuses. (Gulutzan) put me with Gio and it kind of turned my season around. I tried to make the most of it and take the opportunity." Hamilton thinks very highly of Giordano and said that he looks up to him. Given their success together in 2016-17, it wouldn't be surprising to see them paired up again next season. Today, 7:44 am
  • Cam Fowler gets an assist in his return
    Cam Fowler registered an assist in his return to the Ducks' lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: Fowler couldn't play in the first round due to his knee injury. He logged 26:33 minutes in his return, so clearly he's not being eased back in. Today, 7:37 am
  • Brodin, Eriksson Ek agree to play for Sweden
    Jonas Brodin and Joel Eriksson Ek will represent Sweden at the upcoming IIHF World Championships.

    Advice: Brodin had 25 points in 68 games during the regular season for the Wild, while Erikssson Ek produced seven points in 15 NHL appearances. Today, 6:40 am
  • Trevor van Riemsdyk will play at WHC for U.S.
    Trevor van Riemsdyk will represent the U.S. at the 2017 IIHF World Championships.

    Advice: He set new career highs with five goals, 16 points and a plus-17 rating in 58 games during the 2016-17 campaign. Van Riemsdyk will join a defense group that includes Danny DeKeyser, Noah Hanifin, Charlie McAvoy, Connor Murphy and Jacob Trouba. Today, 6:30 am
  • Kevin Bieksa doesn't finish GM 1 vs. Oilers
    Kevin Bieksa left Wednesday's game against Edmonton because of a lower-body injury.

    Advice: Bieksa exited the game in the second period after he got tangled up with Edmonton's Anton Slepyshev in the second period. The Ducks defenseman never returned to the game (he played just 7:03 tonight). It's a tough blow for Anaheim, as they're already without Sami Vatanen, but the good news is that Vatanen is closing in on a return. Bieksa is considered day-to-day for now. Yesterday, 10:38 pm
  • Leon Draisaitl nets 1G, 3A in Game 1 win
    Leon Draisaitl picked up a goal and three assists in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks.

    Advice: What an incredible night for the Oilers forward. Draisaitl helped set up Mark Letestu's power play goal in the first period (1-1) before picking up primary assists on third-period goals by Letestu (2-1) and Adam Larsson (3-1). Draisaitl finally put the game away in the third frame, as he was able to score an empty-netter with just over a minute left in regulation. Draisaitl had no points in his first four games of the 2017 playoffs, but he's now recorded seven points in his last three contests. Game 2 will be held in Anaheim on Friday night. Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • P.K. Subban has huge night in GM 1 win vs STL
    P.K. Subban scored a goal and two assists in Nashville's 4-3 win over St. Louis on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Subban was a man on a mission tonight, as he really took control of this game in the first two periods. He picked up the primary assists on Colin Wilson's first-period goal before scoring one of his own (Subban's first playoff goal as a Predator) early in the second frame. He also helped set up Filip Forsberg's power play tally later on in the period. Subban finished the game with a plus-1 rating, two penalty minutes and five shots on goal in 23:16 of ice time. He now has five points in five games this postseason. Vernon Fiddler scored the game-winning goal for Nashville. The Predators lead the best-of-seven series 1-0. Game 2 will be held in St. Louis on Friday night. Yesterday, 8:07 pm
  • Korbinian Holzer scratched in GM 1 vs. Oilers
    Korbinian Holzer will be a healthy scratch in Game 1 against Edmonton on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Holzer played in three of the four games against Calgary in the opening round, but there's just no room for tonight. He had two goals and five assists in 32 games this season. Jared Boll is also watching from the press box. Yesterday, 7:47 pm
  • Sami Vatanen (UBI) officially out for Game 1
    Sami Vatanen (upper body) will not suit up in Game 1 against Edmonton on Wednesday night.

    Advice: We had a pretty good idea that he wasn't going to be available tonight, but it's since been confirmed. He's still considered day-to-day at this point. Yesterday, 7:45 pm
  • Eric Gryba scratched in GM 1 vs. Ducks
    Eric Gryba is a healthy scratch in Game 1 against Anaheim on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Gryba suited up in just one of the six games in Edmonton's opening-round series against the Sharks. Mark Fayne, Matt Hendricks, Anton Lander, Ilro Pakarinen will also watch the game from the press box. None of these players have any fantasy value. Yesterday, 7:43 pm
  • Sami Vatanen may not be ready for Game 1
    Sami Vatanen (upper body) may not be ready to play Wednesday night based on the morning skate.

    Advice: He stayed on the ice for extra work along with expected scratches Clayton Stoner and Korbinian Holzer. Vatanen missed the final three games of Anaheim's first-round series versus Calgary because of an upper-body injury. Coach Randy Carlyle said all the team's defensemen were available for Game 1 against Edmonton, but the lineup won't be finalized until after the pregame warmup. Yesterday, 3:43 pm
  • Ducks poised to get reinforcements on 'D'
    It sounds like Cam Fowler will be back in the lineup on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Coach Randy Carlyle said that Fowler, Hampus Lindholm and Sami Vatanen are "available" for Game 1 against Edmonton. The Ducks will make final lineup decisions after the pregame warmups. Cam Fowler was paired with Brandon Montour during Tuesday's practice. Yesterday, 3:29 pm
  • Alexei Emelin has knee surgery
    Alexei Emelin underwent arthroscopic surgery to his right knee on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is projected to nee four-to-six weeks of recovery time. Emelin got back in the lineup from a lower-body injury in Game 5 against the Rangers after he was hurt in Buffalo on Apr. 5. In 76 appearances in 2016-17, he recorded 10 points and 71 penalty minutes. Yesterday, 3:14 pm
  • Sabres sign Devante Stephens to ELC
    Devante Stephens has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Buffalo.

    Advice: The Sabres prospect registered 13 goals, 35 points and 75 penalty minutes in 67 games for the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL in 2016-17. He also had seven helpers in 14 playoff contests. Stephens was taken in the fifth round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Yesterday, 3:00 pm
  • Tommy Vannelli heads to the AHL
    Tommy Vannelli has been assigned to the minors.

    Advice: He has played 46 games in the ECHL between Missouri and Atlanta in 2016-17. Vannelli, who was second-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, doesn't have any NHL experience. Yesterday, 1:04 pm
  • Blues bring up Petteri Lindbohm
    Petteri Lindbohm has been summoned from the minors.

    Advice: He isn't expected to play in Game 1 against Nashville Wednesday night. Lindbohm skated in seven games with the Blues during the regular season. Yesterday, 11:02 am
  • Mark Borowiecki won't play Thursday
    Mark Borowiecki (lower body) has been ruled out for Game 1 against New York on Thursday night.

    Advice: He was injured in Game 2 of the first round against Boston and he hasn't played since. Borowiecki is considered to be day-to-day. Yesterday, 9:25 am
  • Erik Karlsson thinks foot issue is behind him
    Erik Karlsson said that his foot is virtually back to normal, which is why he didn't have a problem talking about his injury on Sunday.

    Advice: He revealed that he played the entire first round with two hairline fractures to his foot. "It's probably something that's not going to affect me anymore moving forward," said Karlsson. "It's something that's done with. I just felt like getting it out of the way instead of having it keep lingering on. I'm not much for secrets." Yesterday, 8:41 am
  • Nathan Beaulieu expects to stay with Montreal
    Nathan Beaulieu would like to stay with the Canadiens and believes that will be the case, but at this point it wouldn't be surprising if he wasn't back with the team next year.

    Advice: "I still believe in myself and know I can be a big part of this team. It's tough to put a fingerprint on it right now, but I know I feel like I'm still a big part of this team on the back end," he said. "I feel like the organization still thinks that from talking to them. This is another big summer for me and get ready to come back to work again." Beaulieu's roster spot may be in jeopardy because of prospect Mikhail Sergachev, so a trade or a position in the expansion draft are possibilities. Yesterday, 7:53 am
  • Will Nate Schmidt be scratched in Game 1?
    If Karl Alzner is ready to return for Game 1 on Thursday, Nate Schmidt might be a healthy scratch.

    Advice: Schmidt has done well though, leading to speculation that the Capitals might scratch a different defenseman or even dress seven blueliners. Capitals coach Barry Trotz said that Schmidt has put him in a tough position. "He’s come in and he’s done a really good job," Trotz added. "He’s such a good skater. We played a quick team and he fit in just perfectly with us. I thought he was making a statement, ‘Hey I'm gonna make it tough to take me out of the lineup." Yesterday, 7:35 am
  • Ian Cole led Pens in blocks in first round
    The Pittsburgh Penguins blocked 18.8 shots per game during their first round series against Columbus.

    Advice: The Penguins spread out that pain over a lot of players, but Ian Cole led the team with 14 blocks in five playoff games. Pittsburgh will be looking to get in front of a lot of shots again versus the dangerous Washington Capitals. Yesterday, 7:17 am
  • Adam McQuaid hopes to stick with Bruins
    Adam McQuaid hopes that he hasn't played his last game with Boston with the expansion draft fast approaching.

    Advice: "I hope not. I never thought of it that way, to be honest with you," McQuaid said. "The reality is that they're picking someone from every team. I hope that's not the case for me. I want to be back here and I've always said how much I love it here. I can't imagine playing for another team." The Bruins will have to decide who to protect with McQuaid, Kevan Miller and Colin Miller as potential candidates for Vegas. He suffered a neck injury in Game 2 of the playoffs and he wasn't able to play in the last four games of the series. Yesterday, 7:15 am
  • T.J. Brennan excels in the AHL
    T.J. Brennan had another huge season in the AHL.

    Advice: Brennan recorded 21 goals, 60 points, and 101 penalty minutes in 76 contests with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The 28-year-old is one of the AHL's top players, having been to their all-star game on four consecutive occasions and having won their defenseman of the year award twice. He only has 53 NHL games on his resume though and didn't play at all for Philadelphia in 2016-17. He's a viable depth option in the event of injuries, but at this stage of his career he's mostly someone that can help bolster a minor league team and serve as a positive influence on the younger players in the system. Yesterday, 7:12 am
  • Karl Alzner questionable for Game 1 vs. PIT
    Karl Alzner (upper body) is questionable for Game 1 of the second round against Pittsburgh.

    Advice: He went through a full practice Tuesday, but he skated on the team's extra pairing with Taylor Chorney. "He's progressing," coach Barry Trotz said. "He's day to day, and when the trainers say go then he'll go." The Capitals may use seven defenders when Alzner is healthy because Nate Schmidt has played well during his absence. Tuesday, 3:11 pm
  • Brandon Carlo (concussion) is improving
    Brandon Carlo confirmed that he was suffering from a concussion.

    Advice: Carlo didn't play in Boston's six-game series against Ottawa due to the injury, but he was getting better and felt a return was close had the Bruins lasted longer. The 20-year-old defender played in all 82 games during the regular season. Carlo recorded 16 points, 88 shots, 59 penalty minutes and a plus-9 rating in his first NHL season. Tuesday, 1:38 pm
  • Sami Vatanen (UBI) 'very close' to return
    Sami Vatanen (upper body) is "very close" to being available to return, according to coach Randy Carlyle.

    Advice: It will be a player's decision whether or not he plays in Game 1 against Edmonton when Round 2 of the playoffs begins. Vatanen has been sidelined since Anaheim's playoff opener against Calgary. Tuesday, 12:33 pm
  • Cam Fowler (knee) nears return to lineup
    Cam Fowler (knee) isn't feeling any restrictions, as he draws closer to a return to the lineup.

    Advice: Coach Randy Carlyle said that Fowler is "very close" to playing for the first time since Apr. 4. It's possible he could be back as soon as Wednesday night in Game 1 of the second round against Edmonton. Tuesday, 12:29 pm
  • Cam Fowler (knee) practices on Monday
    Cam Fowler (knee) was a full participant in Monday's practice.

    Advice: It still remains to be seen if Fowler will be available for Game 1 of the second round, but it's looking promising at this point. He last played on April 4. Tuesday, 7:15 am
  • Vatanen partially participates in practice
    Sami Vatanen (upper body) was involved in part of Monday's practice.

    Advice: Vatanen wasn't skating with the regular defensemen and didn't take part in power-play drills. Still, Vatanen feels he's making progress and the plan is for him to practice again on Tuesday. Tuesday, 7:13 am
  • Heel fractures haven't stopped Erik Karlsson
    Erik Karlsson has revealed that he has been playing for nearly a month with two hairline fractures in his left heel.

    Advice: Karlsson told ESPN that he played with the two fractures through all six games of the Senators' first-round series against the Boston Bruins. The Sens won the series in Boston Sunday. "This guy's a machine. That's what it is," Ottawa coach Guy Boucher said of the team's captain. "To be able to play that many minutes and be that good defensively and offensively, that's where he's at right now. He's at such a high level." Karlsson, who a finalist for the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman, reportedly sustained one of the injuries March 28 and the second in early April. Monday, 6:47 pm
  • Mark Borowiecki (LBI) should skate Tuesday
    The plan is for Mark Borowiecki (lower body) to skate on Tuesday.

    Advice: Borowiecki might be able to return in time for Game 1 on Thursday, but he's still day-to-day for now. He had three points and 154 penalty minutes in 70 regular season games. Monday, 12:59 pm
  • Cam Fowler (knee) takes part in practice
    Cam Fowler (knee) participated in Sunday's practice.

    Advice: Fowler said afterwards that he feels good. He's questionable for Game 1 of the second round after missing the Ducks' opening series. Sunday, 2:59 pm
  • Blues call up Tommy Vannelli
    The St. Louis Blues have summoned Tommy Vannelli.

    Advice: Vannelli has a goal and 19 points in 46 ECHL games in 2016-17. He won't be used by the Blues in the playoffs. Sunday, 1:18 pm
  • Karl Alzner will miss Game 6 Sunday
    Karl Alzner will not play in Game 6 Sunday.

    Advice: Alzner was a participant in the morning skate but the decision has been made to sit him out with an upper body injury. It is the fourth straight game he has missed and the Capitals will go with six defensemen and 12 forwards against the Maple Leafs. Sunday, 8:44 am
  • E. Karlsson bothered by cramps in 2OT Friday
    Erik Karlsson was limited to four shifts in the second overtime period of Ottawa's 3-2 loss to Boston on Friday.

    Advice: "I was having some bad cramp issues in the second overtime there," said Karlsson. "That’s probably why I didn’t play as much as I could at the end there, but first time that has happened, so no harm, no foul today." Karlsson logged a game-high 41:51 minutes of ice time. The Senators will be leaning on him heavily again on Sunday as they'll try again to eliminate Boston in Game 6. Sunday, 7:33 am
  • Alexei Emelin scores, but Habs are eliminated
    Alexei Emelin scored Montreal's only goal in a 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers in Game 6 Saturday night.

    Advice: It was Emelin's first career playoff goal in his 29th contest. Alexander Radulov and Artturi Lehkonen assisted on Emelin's marker. With that, Radulov finished the series with an impressive two goals and seven points. Unfortunately for Montreal, his efforts weren't enough to save the Canadiens as it's the Rangers that are going to the second round. Saturday, 7:55 pm
  • Gryba among Game 6 scratches vs Sharks
    Eric Gryba is once again expected to lead Edmonton's blue line scratches on Saturday for Game 6.

    Advice: Griffin Reinhart, Jordan Oesterle and Mark Fayne, along with the rest of the Black Aces are expected to join him in the press box. Gryba logged 15:59 of ice time in Game 1 and hasn't played in the postseason since then. Saturday, 6:09 pm
  • Nathan Beaulieu to be scratched in Game 6
    Nathan Beaulieu will be a healthy scratch in Game 6 against the New York Rangers on Saturday.

    Advice: Beaulieu found himself outside of the top six during Montreal's morning skate at MSG on Saturday. He's had his share of struggles in the opening round of the playoffs, and he didn't really look good on Jesper Fast's shorthanded goal in Thursday's loss in Game 5. Brandon Davidson will take his spot in the lineup. Saturday, 8:54 am
  • Schmidt tags in for Alzner Game 5 vs Toronto
    Nate Schmidt will tag in for the injured Karl Alzner against Toronto in Game 5 on Friday.

    Advice: The 25-year-old has posted two helpers with two shots and a minor penalty in a pair of games thus far, he's also averaged just under 18 minutes per game. Schmidt is slated to pair with John Carlson on the team's top defensive unit. Friday, 3:17 pm
  • Karl Alzner (UBI) won't play in Game 5
    Karl Alzner (upper body) won't be available for Game 5 on Friday.

    Advice: Alzner did practice with the Capitals for the first time since his injury, so he is making progress. He had three goals and 13 points in 82 regular season games. Friday, 10:28 am
  • Karl Alzner (UBI) practices on Friday
    Karl Alzner (upper body) took part in Washington's practice on Friday.

    Advice: Alzner missed the Capitals' last two games. This is the first time he's practiced with the team since being sidelined, but he's still questionable for Game 5 on Friday. Friday, 8:04 am
  • Gryba, Reinhart expected out Game 5 vs Sharks
    Eric Gryba and Griffin Reinhart are both expected to be scratched for Game 5 against the Sharks on Thursday.

    Advice: Gryba has played in one game this postseason and it came back in Game 1. He did not register a point, but did take a minor penalty in 15:59 of ice time. Reinhart hasn't suited up for the Oilers since Apr. 9. Thursday, 3:52 pm
  • Sami Vatanen unclear for Game 1 of Round 2
    Coach Randy Carlyle isn't sure if Sami Vatanen (upper body) will be ready when Round 2 of the playoffs begins.

    Advice: The Ducks bench boss is hopeful that Vatanen will play at some point in the team's next series. He missed three straight postseason matches against Calgary after playing in the opener. Thursday, 3:01 pm
  • Cam Fowler may be ready for Round 2
    Cam Fowler (knee) might be available at some point during Round 2 of the playoffs.

    Advice: However, it isn't clear yet if he will be ready to play as early as the first game of that series. The Ducks completed a four-game sweep against Calgary on Wednesday night. Fowler hasn't played since Apr. 4. Thursday, 2:58 pm
  • Bruins don't expect Carlo back for Game 5
    Brandon Carlo (upper body) is not expected to be ready to play on Friday night in Game 5 against Ottawa.

    Advice: It's believed that Carlo is the closest of Boston's wounded defenders to being back in the lineup, but he has just been skating on his own. Carlo skated in all 82 games during the regular season, but time might be running out for him to make his NHL playoff debut. The Bruins trail Ottawa 3-1 in the best-of-seven series. Thursday, 12:59 pm
  • Adam McQuaid not expected to play Friday
    Adam McQuaid (upper body) isn't expected to play in Game 5 on Friday night.

    Advice: McQuaid has already missed two games after he was hurt in Game 2 against Ottawa. Boston has a 3-1 hole to work out of in the series and they won't be getting any reinforcements on the back end. Thursday, 12:48 pm
  • Alexei Emelin likely to return in Game 5
    Alexei Emelin is likely to return from a lower-body injury on Thursday night.

    Advice: He is being listed as a game-time decision, but Emelin said he feels ready to make his series debut. He was paired with Nathan Beaulieu at the morning skate, which probably means that Brandon Davidson will be scratched. Thursday, 12:29 pm
  • Alexei Emelin (LBI) practices Wednesday
    Alexei Emelin (lower body) took part in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Emelin will be re-evaluated on Thursday, so we'll have to wait and see if he's available for Game 5. He had two goals and 10 points in 76 regular season games. Wednesday, 12:24 pm
  • Mark Borowiecki (LBI) won't play in Game 4
    Mark Borowiecki (lower body) isn't available for Game 4 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Borowiecki also missed Game 3 on Monday. He's making progress and should be regarded as day-to-day. Wednesday, 12:23 pm
  • Sami Vatanen (UBI) is out for Game 4
    Sami Vatanen (upper body) won't return for Game 4 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Vatanen was regarded as questionable leading up to Game 3 so it's a bit interesting that he's already been ruled out of Wednesday's contest. He last played in Game 1 of the first round series against Calgary. Wednesday, 11:30 am
  • Karl Alzner (UBI) skates after practice
    Karl Alzner (upper body) was on the ice following the Capitals' morning skate.

    Advice: As previously reported, Alzner won't play in Game 4 on Wednesday. This will be his second straight game on the sidelines. Wednesday, 10:10 am
  • Mark Borowiecki day-to-day with LBI
    Coach Guy Boucher said that Mark Borowiecki (lower body) might be ready to play Wednesday in Game 4 against Boston.

    Advice: The Senators didn't skate Tuesday, so more information on his status will come at Wednesday's morning session. Borowiecki sat out Monday's match with what is believed to be a leg injury. He is listed as day-to-day. Wednesday, 7:19 am
  • Adam McQuaid (UBI) won't play Wednesday
    Adam McQuaid (upper body) didn't skate Tuesday and he isn't expected to play Wednesday night.

    Advice: He didn't play on Monday night after he was injured in Game 2. McQuaid is listed as day-to-day. Tuesday, 1:35 pm
  • Brandon Carlo (UBI) doubtful for Wednesday
    Brandon Carlo (upper body) is doubtful for Game 4 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Carlo skated on his own prior to Tuesday's practice. He hasn't played since Apr. 8 because of an upper-body injury. Tuesday, 1:14 pm
  • Alexei Emelin (LBI) is making progress
    Alexei Emelin (lower body) is making progress, but it's still unclear when he will be ready to return.

    Advice: He has been skating by himself at Montreal's practice facility. Emelin has been sidelined since Apr. 5 because of a lower-body injury. Tuesday, 11:11 am
  • Karl Alzner (UBI) won't play in Game 4
    Karl Alzner (upper body) has already been ruled out for Game 4 on Wednesday.

    Advice: The durable defender had played in 540 consecutive regular-season games and 59 straight playoff matches before he sat out Monday's game with an upper-body injury. Nate Schmidt, who played well in Alzner's absence, will probably stay in the lineup for Game 4 on Wednesday night. Tuesday, 10:09 am
  • Erik Karlsson earns two helpers Monday
    Erik Karlsson collected two helpers in a 4-3 overtime win against Boston in Game 3 on Monday night.

    Advice: From his own red line, he launched the puck right on the tap of Mike Hoffman at the attacking blue line on a Hail Mary pass. You owe it to yourself to watch the replay if you haven't seen it yet. Karlsson has registered four assists in three games versus the Bruins during the postseason. Tuesday, 8:08 am
  • Kevin Bieksa gets two points in Game 3
    Kevin Bieksa recorded two assists in Anaheim's 5-4 overtime win against Calgary in Game 3 Monday night.

    Advice: Bieksa has recorded at least a point in each of the Ducks' first three playoff games. He's also up to 30 career postseason points in 80 contests. Tuesday, 6:19 am
  • Sami Vatanen (UBI) out for Game 3 vs CGY
    Sami Vatanen (upper body) isn't expected to play in Game 3 against Calgary on Monday.

    Advice: Vatanen wasn't ruled out for tonight's game, but he never hopped on the ice for the pre-game warmup. This is the second straight game he's missed. He's still considered day-to-day for now. Monday, 6:54 pm
  • Karl Alzner (UBI) won't play in Game 3 vs TOR
    Karl Alzner (upper body) won't suit up in Game 3 against Toronto on Monday night.

    Advice: Alzner was supposed to be a game-time decision, but the Caps made the announcement on their Twitter account right before the pre-game warmup started. Nate Schmidt will take Alzner's spot in the lineup. Monday, 3:37 pm
  • Holzer may get another playoff game Monday
    Korbinian Holzer made his NHL playoff debut on Saturday and could be in the lineup again on Monday night in Game 3.

    Advice: If Sami Vatanen isn't ready to return then Holzer is projected to play alongside Josh Manson against the Calgary Flames. He logged 13:05 of ice time in Game 2. Monday, 3:28 pm
  • Colton Parayko scores in Game 3 win
    Colton Parayko scored a goal in Game 3 against Minnesota.

    Advice: He opened the scoring in St. Louis' 3-1 win over the Wild. Parayko had six shots and a plus-1 rating in the contest. He has eight points in 23 career postseason outings. Monday, 1:27 pm
  • Mark Borowiecki may return Wednesday
    Mark Borowiecki (lower body) won't play Monday night in Game 3 at Boston.

    Advice: He is day-to-day with what is believed to be a leg injury. Borowiecki might be ready to return as soon as Wednesday night. Monday, 12:51 pm
  • Nate Schmidt might suit up on Monday night
    Nate Schmidt is a possibility to play in Game 3 at Toronto on Monday night.

    Advice: He was paired with John Carlson during the morning skate and will get the nod to make his series debut if Karl Alzner isn't available. The iron-man defender is listed as a game-time decision after he missed the morning skate for maintenance. Monday, 12:45 pm
  • Cam Fowler (knee) skates on Monday
    Cam Fowler (knee) skated after practice on Monday.

    Advice: He has been sidelined for nearly two weeks with a knee injury. Fowler was projected to miss two-to-four weeks, but he appears to be making progress. Monday, 12:22 pm
  • Carlyle encouraged with Vatanen's progress
    Sami Vatanen (upper body) remains questionable to return Monday, but the decision to play could be up to him.

    Advice: Coach Randy Carlyle thought Vatanen looked good during the morning skate. If he gets cleared to play then he could bump Korbinian Holzer to the press box. Monday, 12:18 pm
  • Sami Vatanen skates, doubtful to play Monday
    Sami Vatanen (upper body) skated on Monday morning, but it doesn't seem like he will be back in the lineup for Game 3.

    Advice: He took part in line rushes with Clayton Stoner, who hasn't played for the Ducks since Nov. 15. Vatanen didn't play Saturday because of an upper-body injury. Monday, 11:00 am
  • Karl Alzner uncertain for Game 3
    Karl Alzner (undisclosed) is considered to be a game-time decision for Monday night.

    Advice: He skipped the morning skate for maintenance and Nate Schmidt took his place alongside John Carlson. It's unclear if Alzner will be available to play in Game 3 against Toronto, but the signs don't appear to be in his favor. Apr 17, 9:39 am
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