Player Notes

  • On unconditional waivers
    Usau was placed on unconditional waivers by the Lightning on Saturday for the purpose of terminating his contract, according to CapFriendly.

    Advice: Usau had seven goals and 14 points in 42 regular-season contests with AHL Syracuse in 2023-24. The 22-year-old was never drafted, but he signed a three-year, entry-level deal with Tampa Bay in March 2022. Should Usau clear waivers and get released, as is expected, he might return to the KHL. He scored nine goals and 26 points in 40 KHL outings with his hometown of Minsk in 2021-22. Rotowire.com 14 minutes ago
  • Game-time call
    Henrique (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Game 2 against Dallas on Saturday, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.

    Advice: Henrique, who missed the last six games, participated in Saturday morning's skate. He has produced one goal, one assist, four shots on net and 22 hits in six outings this postseason. If Henrique receives clearance to play, the 34-year-old forward could occupy a middle-six role and see time on the second power-play unit. Rotowire.com Today, 10:22 am
  • Among recalls Saturday
    Othmann, Alex Belzile, Brett Berard, Anton Blidh, Ben Harpur, Dylan Garand, Jake Leschyshyn, Connor Mackey, Victor Mancini, Tyler Pitlick, Matthew Robertson, Brandon Scanlin and Adam Sykora were recalled from AHL Hartford on Saturday.

    Advice: Hartford was eliminated in three straight games by Hershey on Wednesday in the AHL Atlantic Division Finals. Othmann earned one goal and five points in 10 minor-league postseason outings. He had 21 goals and 49 points in 67 regular-season games for the Wolf Pack in 2023-24. Rotowire.com Today, 9:39 am
  • Scores lone goal in loss
    Verhaeghe scored a goal and added two shots with a minus-1 rating in 21:03 of ice time in Friday's 2-1 Game 2 overtime loss versus New York.

    Advice: Verhaeghe has points in three consecutive games after potting a goal on the power play in Friday's loss. The 28-year-old is a crucial part of Florida's attack -- he's second on the team in points during the postseason behind only Matthew Tkachuk. Verhaeghe is up to a team-leading eight goals and six assists in 13 playoff contests. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 11:36 pm
  • Exits Friday's contest
    Vesey (upper body) was injured during Game 2 against Florida on Friday.

    Advice: Vesey blocked one shot in 5:47 of ice time before leaving the game. The veteran winger has three points in 12 games this postseason, though just one point has come in his last 11 appearances. An update on his status should be available before Game 3 on Sunday. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 7:44 pm

NHL Roster Changes

Date
Player
Change
May 24
Activated
May 24
Activated
May 21
Activated
May 18
Activated
May 18
Activated
May 17
Activated
May 16
Activated
May 16
Activated
May 15
Activated
May 15
Activated

Injury Reports

PlayerInjuryStatusEffective
Tim Stutzle OTT - C,LWShoulderOMay 24, 2024
Filip Zadina SJ - RWLower BodyOMay 24, 2024
Jan Rutta SJ - DUndisclosedOMay 24, 2024
Connor Dewar TOR - CShoulderOMay 24, 2024