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  • K. Kapanen joins Marlies for AHL playoffs
    Kasperi Kapanen has been assigned to the Toronto Marlies for the AHL playoffs.

    Advice: Kapanen had a big season for the Marlies, with 43 points in 43 games. He had one goal in eight games with the Leafs in 2016-17 and two markers in six postseason outings. Kapanen should be able to claim a more permanent roster spot with the big club next season. 47 minutes ago
  • 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. Today, 12:33 pm
  • Marian Gaborik's procedure was to his knee
    Marian Gaborik's surgical procedure was for a chronic issue related to his left knee.

    Advice: He is considered to be questionable for the start of training camp. Gaborik's procedure was described as being "more in-depth" by the Kings. Today, 12:20 pm
  • Derek Forbort (knee) should be ready for camp
    Derek Forbort had a minor surgical procedure on his left knee.

    Advice: He is slated to be available for the start of training camp in the fall. Forbort appeared in all 82 games with the Kings during the regular season and he contributed 18 points, with 54 penalty minutes. Today, 12:16 pm
  • Brian Boyle open to return to Toronto
    Brian Boyle would be open to re-signing with the Maple Leafs.

    Advice: He was acquired from Tampa Bay at the trade deadline and provided the team with some leadership down the stretch and in the playoffs. Boyle was also a solid penalty killer and faceoff man for Toronto as well. He is eligible for unrestricted free agency in the summer. Today, 10:44 am
  • Nikita Zaitsev won't play for Russia at WHC
    Nikita Zaitsev didn't get clearance from doctors to play for Russia at the 2017 IIHF World Championships.

    Advice: He missed the first two games of the postseason with a concussion, but played in the last four games of the series against Washington. Zaitsev may not have been 100 percent healthy following his return. Today, 10:39 am
  • Marleau interested in re-signing with Sharks
    Patrick Marleau would like to re-sign with the San Jose Sharks.

    Advice: "Yeah, it would be nice. We’ll see if that’s an option," Marleau said. "A lot of time here before this decision needs to be made." He's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. He's spent his entire 1,493-game career with San Jose, but there's a good chance that the Sharks will be looking elsewhere this summer. Among other things, they will be looking to re-sign Martin Jones and Marc-Edouard Vlasic, who each have one season left on their contracts, but will probably require big raises that start in 2018-19. Today, 7:53 am
  • Girardi isn't worrying about possible buyout
    Dan Girardi isn't dwelling on the possibility of a buyout as he puts his energy into trying to push the Rangers to a championship.

    Advice: Girardi has seen his role with the Rangers diminish over the past couple seasons, but he was strong in the first round series against Montreal. "I’m not worried about what might happen later or what happened before. I’m only thinking about right now," Girardi said. "I’m just playing every game as hard as I can. I’m not doing any speculating about the future. I’m playing to help the team win. I’m not playing for next year. I’m playing to win the Cup." The Rangers next test will be facing the Ottawa Senators in the second round. That series starts on Thursday. Today, 7:45 am
  • Galchenyuk unlikely to start at C next year
    Alex Galchenyuk probably won't be a center at the start of the 2017-18 campaign.

    Advice: "Ideally, we'd love to have him play center, but I think he realizes the things that we realize," said coach Claude Julien. "As a center, it's one of the toughest jobs there is because you have to be all over the ice, but you have to be good at both ends and you have to responsible. Right now, he's not at that stage. As we speak, we have to put a guy in a position where he can help himself and the team." Galchenyuk had 17 goals and 44 points in 61 games this past season. He will be a restricted free agent after completing a two-year, $5.6 million deal. Galchenyuk probably won't get a long-term contract, but it's unclear if he will get much of a raise. This could be an interesting negotiation. Today, 7:39 am
  • Ryan Murray needs a bounce back season
    The 2016-17 campaign was a disappointing one for Ryan Murray.

    Advice: Murray had just two goals and 11 points in 60 points this season. In addition to that he saw his playing time drop from an average of 22:51 minutes in 2015-16 to 18:20 minutes in 2016-17. The Blue Jackets are hoping that they can eventually get more out of the 2012 second overall pick. "It’s a big summer for Ryan; for him and for us," Blue Jackets president John Davidson said. "He knows it. We’ve had good talks with him. He’s had good talks with our strength and conditioning people, our doctors. He’s a good hockey player, and we’ve seen some good things from him. He’s had bad injury luck without question, but he’s going to overcome that. He’s at the age now (23) where he’s not a young pup." Today, 7:31 am
  • Abdelkader doesn't need surgery, for now
    Justin Abdelkader doesn't need surgery on his knee right now, but it's unclear if that will change.

    Advice: Detroit GM Ken Holland said an ultrasound revealed "there is something" in the back of Abdelkader's knee, but he just resting for now. He still hopes to play in the 2017 IIHF World Championships even though he has been experiencing some discomfort. Today, 7:20 am
  • Clayton Stoner doubtful for second round
    Clayton Stoner (abdominal surgery) isn't likely to be available in the second round.

    Advice: Stoner last played on Nov. 15 and he's run into problems with his recovery. "I guess it would be up to the doctors," Stoner said. "Just not 100 percent, that’s all. Just tight and sore." Even if he did get the green light, he might be held out of the lineup over concerns about rust. Today, 7:17 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. Today, 7:13 am
  • Markus Nutivaara will have hip surgery
    Markus Nutivaara will undergo hip surgery.

    Advice: Nutivaara will need four months to recover from the procedure. He should be ready for training camp, but this might impact his ability to train over the summer. Yesterday, 3:34 pm
  • Marian Gaborik won't be ready for 2017 camp
    Marian Gaborik has undergone an unspecified procedure that will prevent him from being ready for training camp.

    Advice: Gaborik will be entering the fourth season of his seven-year, $34,125,000 contract. The Kings were gambling when they signed Gaborik to a lengthy contract given his injury history and unfortunately it hasn't paid off for them. Gaborik has been limited to just 54 and 56 games in each of the last two campaigns and hasn't been productive offensively when he has played. Nevertheless Kings GM Rob Blake said Gaborik will get a clean slate when he's ready to return. Yesterday, 3:05 pm
  • Patrick Marleau played with a broken thumb
    Patrick Marleau was playing with a broken thumb.

    Advice: That makes the fact that Marleau had three goals and four points in six playoff games all the more impressive. He's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, so his tenure with the San Jose Sharks might be at its end. Yesterday, 2:20 pm
  • Chris Kunitz (LBI) hopes to play in Game 1
    Chris Kunitz (lower body) participated in Monday's practice.

    Advice: That was the second straight practice that Kunitz participated in after skating on his own Saturday. Kunitz's goal is to be ready for Game 1, but he's currently being regarded as a game-time decision by the team. Yesterday, 11:58 am
  • Islanders ink defenseman Dennis Seidenberg
    Dennis Seidenberg has agreed to a one-year, $1.25 million extension with the New York Islanders.

    Advice: That's a raise on the $1 million he earned from New York in 2016-17 after being bought out by the Boston Bruins. He had five goals and 22 points in 73 games while averaging 19:26 minutes per contest with the Islanders this season. Yesterday, 11:04 am
  • Patrick Marleau could go elsewhere in 2017-18
    Patrick Marleau could play the 2017-18 season with another NHL team.

    Advice: The soon to be UFA may have played his last game with the Sharks. The Sharks were looking to deal him at times during his tenure with San Jose and now that he has an expiring contract, he should play elsewhere unless the Sharks have a change of heart. Yesterday, 7:34 am
  • Chris Kunitz (LBI) practices on Sunday
    Chris Kunitz (lower body) took part in Sunday's practice.

    Advice: Kunitz has missed 10 straight games, including the Penguins' five-game first round series against Columbus. "It's unfortunate I missed the first round. It was a great round against Columbus with some time in between, so I hope to get back soon," Kunitz said. "It's tough watching playoff hockey. Fortunately for me, my team moved on so it gave me a chance to hopefully get back in the lineup." He didn't have any problems during Sunday's practice so the next step is to see how he feels on Monday. Sunday, 2:04 pm
  • Chris Kunitz skates on his own Saturday
    Chris Kunitz (lower body) skated on his own Saturday.

    Advice: Kunitz sustained a lower body injury on March 31 and has yet to play since. The next step for Kunitz will be partaking in practice and if all goes well, get him back in action. Kunitz had nine goals and 29 points in 71 games but the Penguins miss his physicality in the playoffs. Sunday, 7:32 am
  • Patrick Marleau finishes series with 3 goals
    If a 3-1 Game 6 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday was Patrick Marleau's last game with the San Jose Sharks, then he at least made a good final impression.

    Advice: While Marleau will rue a missed opportunity on a breakaway during the second period, he supplied San Jose with some hope via a late goal in the third period. He ended up scoring three goals in the series and he added an assist. It will be interesting to see what his plans are for the future and if he is in San Jose's design moving forward. Saturday, 10:53 pm
  • Alex Galchenyuk hasn't scored in playoffs
    Alex Galchenyuk still hasn't scored a goal in Montreal's first-round series against the Rangers.

    Advice: Galchenyuk has three assists in five games, but the fact that he hasn't scored a goal is becoming an issue. Montreal is one loss away from being eliminated, and Galchenyuk and Max Pacioretty combining for zero goals is a big reason for that. The Canadiens will need big performances from those two players if they want to force Game 7 at the Bell Center on Monday. Saturday, 7:13 am
  • Patrick Marleau scores a goal in Sharks' loss
    Patrick Marleau scored a goal in San Jose's 4-3 overtime loss to Edmonton in Game 5 on Thursday.

    Advice: Marleau has found the back of the net for two straight games. With 67 career playoff goals, he now holds sole possession of 18th place on the NHL's all-time list. He's just one goal behind Gordie Howe and three shy of Steve Yzerman. Friday, 8:01 am
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patrick Marleau gets two points on Tuesday
    Patrick Marleau scored a goal and registered an assist in the Sharks' 7-0 win over Edmonton in Game 4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Those were Marleau's first points of the 2017 playoffs. Over his career though, Marleau has 66 goals and 118 points in 175 games. He's tied with Denis Savard and Joe Nieuwendyk for 18th place on the all-time postseason goals list. Wednesday, 7:33 am
  • Markus Nutivaara will make playoff debut
    Markus Nutivaara will make his NHL playoff debut on Tuesday in Game 4 versus Pittsburgh.

    Advice: Zach Werenski is hurt and Scott Harrington will be scratched, so the Blue Jackets will play Nutivaara and Kyle Quincey. Both defenders have not played in the series yet and they will try to help Columbus stay alive in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, as the Penguins have a 3-0 lead. Tuesday, 11:31 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
  • 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. Apr 17, 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. Apr 17, 11:00 am
  • Nikita Zaitsev will return Monday night
    Nikita Zaitsev will return to action in Game 3 versus Washington.

    Advice: He was paired with Jake Gardiner in Monday's morning skate. Zaitsev has been sidelined since Apr. 9 due to an upper-body injury. He produced four goals and 36 points in 82 games during his rookie season. Apr 17, 8:28 am
  • Nutivaara, Quincey scratched Game 3 v PIT
    Markus Nutivaara and Kyle Quincey are scratched for Game 3 against Pittsburgh on Sunday.

    Advice: Mark it three games in a row this postseason that this pair has watched the game from the press box. Nutivaara played in 66 games, posting seven points. Quincey picked up three points in his 20 games of action with Columbus. Apr 16, 3:05 pm
  • Nikita Zaitsev (UBI) skates on Sunday
    As expected, Nikita Zaitsev (upper body) skated on his own Sunday.

    Advice: It was previously reported that Zaitsev would do that, so this is just an FYI to let you know that things proceeded as planned. He remains questionable for Game 3 on Monday. Of course, it would be particularly fortunate for Toronto if he was able to return given that the Leafs lost defenseman Roman Polak on Saturday. Apr 16, 2:14 pm
  • Sami Vatanen (UBI) travels with the Ducks
    Sami Vatanen (upper body) traveled with the Ducks to Calgary.

    Advice: Vatanen is still questionable for Game 3 on Monday, but at least that keeps the door open to him playing in that game or Wednesday's contest. He was undergoing treatment on Sunday and will be reassessed Monday. Apr 16, 1:43 pm
  • Zatisev to skate Sunday
    Nikita Zaitsev (upper-body injury) will skate again Sunday and then will be re-evaluated.

    Advice: The Maple Leafs are still hoping he will be able to return for Game 3 Monday night in Toronto. The club certainly needs him now that Roman Polak will miss the rest of the season. Stay tuned for further updates. Apr 16, 8:39 am
  • Galchenyuk moving up depth chart
    It will be interesting to see where Montreal coach Claude Julien plays Alex Galchenyuk in Game 3 against the Rangers on Sunday.

    Advice: He started the series on the wing of the Habs' fourth line but moved up to center the third line in Game 2 and was a force taking five shots on goal and registering an assist. It is entirely possible he starts Game 3 on the third unit between Andrew Shaw and Artturi Lehkonen. Apr 16, 7:03 am
  • Abdelkader trying to avoid knee surgery
    Justin Abdelkader is hoping to avoid knee surgery so he can play for Team USA at the World Hockey Championships.

    Advice: He played with some pain and soreness in the back of his knee for the last three months of the season and is hoping to play in the tournament and then rest. Abdelkader is seeking out medical advice as to whether a long period of rest after the IIHF event will solve the problem or whether a scope is the only thing that will do the trick. Apr 16, 6:27 am
  • Kasperi Kapanen unlikely hero in 2OT victory
    Kasperi Kapanen scored two goals, including the game winner, in Toronto's 4-3 2OT win over Washington in Game 2 Saturday night.

    Advice: Kapanen was playing in his second career playoff game and his 19th NHL contest if you include the regular season. Before this contest he had only ever scored once in the NHL. James van Riemsdyk and Morgan Rielly netted Toronto's other two goals. Matt Martin and Brian Boyle assisted on two of the Leafs' four markers. Apr 15, 8:54 pm
  • Ducks don't have Sami Vatanen for Game 2
    Sami Vatanen can't play in Game 2 on Saturday due to an upper-body injury.

    Advice: Vatanen had a shot on goal in 22:11 minutes of ice time in Game 1. Korbinian Holzer is drawing into the Ducks' lineup with Vatanen unavailable. Anaheim is also without Cam Fowler, so the blueline is looking awfully thin. Apr 15, 7:39 pm
  • Zaitsev expected scratch Game 2 vs Capitals
    Nikita Zaitsev (upper body) is expected to remain scratched in Game 2 against the Capitals on Saturday.

    Advice: Zaitsev managed to skate before the team's morning session, which is encouraging. However, the young defender is considered day-to-day, for now. Zaitsev had four goals and 36 points in 82 regular season contests. Apr 15, 3:10 pm
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