Player Notes

  • McDavid: Tough to replicate skating
    It's tough for players to replicate skating during the NHL's pause, according to Connor McDavid.

    Advice: The players are working out at their home gyms, but they aren't really able to hit the ice. "It's always tough when you're off the ice for a while when you've got to come back because you can't replicate the type of cardio that you need to play hockey and you can't really replicate skating at all," McDavid said. "You can run as many stairs, or bike as many whatever on your spin bike as you want, but you can't replicate it at all. Going through the injury last summer, I was off my skates for a long time. It's looking like we're going to be that type of situation here, so maybe I can lean on that experience a little bit." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:15 pm
  • Auston Matthews would love to continue goal race
    Auston Matthews would love a chance to continue battling it out in the NHL goal race.

    Advice: Before the NHL season was paused due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, Matthews was battling with David Pastrnak and Alex Ovechkin for top spot in the league in goals. "It's pretty cool and humbling to be in the same conversation as a guy like [Ovechkin]," Matthews said. "Being in a scoring race with a guy like him, he's been a generational player and he's made a big impact beyond the game and led the way for lots of players and lots of guys. It's humbling, and hopefully we can get back to playing hockey and can compete again, that's what everyone wants to do." However, he acknowledged that there are much important things going on in the world that have to be settled first. Still, Matthews hopes to get back on the ice this year because he feels there is "unfinished business" when it comes to the regular season, the race for the playoffs and some personal goals.  Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:53 pm
  • Sami Vatanen expected to play if season resumes
    Sami Vatanen (lower body) is expected to be available to play if the 2019-20 season resumes. 

    Advice: Vatanen didn't get a chance to play for the Hurricanes prior to the pause of the season because of a lower-body injury. He was acquired from New Jersey at the trade deadline, but he was hurt at the time and suffered a setback. If the NHL returns to action then he will finally get a chance to make his Carolina debut. Vatanen has five goals and 23 points in 47 games this season.  Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:46 pm
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  • Brett Pesce on track to be ready for next year
    Brett Pesce is still on track to be ready for next season after he had shoulder surgery. 

    Advice: Pesce underwent season-ending surgery on his right shoulder March 5 and he was given a timetable of 4-6 months for his recovery. "It's a rebab process," Carolina GM Don Waddell said. "He's not going to be back for this season, but the whole plan was to be ready when the season starts next year, and it certainly looks like we're on course for that." Pesce has been sidelined since Feb. 22 and won't play if the 2019-20 season is able to resume play.  Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:42 pm
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  • James Reimer (LBI) will be ready when games resume
    James Reimer (lower body) will be ready to play when the NHL returns to action. 

    Advice: Reimer was getting close to being available to return when the NHL paused the 2019-20 season because of concerns regarding the coronavirus. He hasn't played since Feb. 22 due to a lower-body injury.  Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:37 pm

NHL Roster Changes

Date
Player
Change
Apr 6
Activated
Apr 5
Deactivated
Apr 5
Activated
Apr 5
Activated
Apr 4
Deactivated
Apr 4
Deactivated
Apr 2
Activated
Apr 1
Deactivated
Mar 31
Activated
Mar 31
Deactivated

Injury Reports

PlayerInjuryStatusEffective
Max Pacioretty VGK - LWLower-body injuryOMar 11, 2020
Christopher Tanev Van - DLower-body injuryOMar 11, 2020
Tyler Bozak StL - C,RWPersonal reasonsOMar 11, 2020
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