Player Notes

  • Two points in win
    Janmark scored a shorthanded goal, logged an assist, added two PIM and went plus-3 in Saturday's 8-1 win over the Panthers in Game 4.

    Advice: Janmark made his impact early Saturday, scoring the opening goal and setting up Adam Henrique on the Oilers' second tally. Prior to Saturday, Janmark had gone without a point in his previous five games. The winger contributed three goals, three assists, 18 shots on net, 20 hits and a plus-3 rating over 22 playoff contests in a bottom-six role. Saturday, 10:47 pm
  • Inks overseas deal
    Henriksson agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the Swedish club Vaxjo Lakers on Thursday.

    Advice: Henriksson will be a restricted free agent for the Rangers this offseason, so the team could retain his NHL rights by giving him a qualifying offer. Having said that, the fact that Henriksson signed a three-year deal with a Swedish team suggests he won't be making a return to North America any time soon, so the Rangers could simply decide to let him walk. In the minors this year, the 23-year-old center generated 11 goals and 12 assists in 64 games -- that's not the type of productivity New York was hoping for when they selected him in the second round of the 2019 NHL Draft. Friday, 6:28 am
  • Manages helper in win
    Luostarinen recorded an assist in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Oilers in Game 3.

    Advice: Luostarinen has continued to make an impact from the third line with four points over his last five games. His offense has been streaky in the playoffs, but his place in the lineup has never been in doubt. The 25-year-old forward is up to eight points, 24 shots on net, 55 hits, 20 PIM and a plus-4 rating through 20 playoff contests. Thursday, 11:36 pm
  • Deals assist in Game 3
    Lundell posted an assist in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Oilers in Game 3.

    Advice: Lundell has a goal and four helpers over his last five games. The 22-year-old continues to provide steady two-way play from the third line as one of the Panthers' reliable depth forwards. He's at three goals, 12 assists, 23 shots on net, 37 hits and a plus-9 rating through 20 playoff games. Thursday, 11:34 pm
  • One of each in win
    Reinhart scored a goal on two shots, added an assist and went plus-2 in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Oilers in Game 3.

    Advice: Reinhart tipped home a Gustav Forsling shot to open the scoring late in the first period. In the second, Reinhart added a helper on Aleksander Barkov's goal, which ended up being the game-winner. This was Reinhart's first goal in five games, and he's now at nine tallies, 15 points, 70 shots on net, 47 hits and a plus-3 rating through 20 playoff contests. Thursday, 11:13 pm
  • Two points in Thursday's win
    Barkov scored a goal, dished an assist, added two hits, logged two PIM and went plus-2 in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Oilers in Game 3.

    Advice: Barkov was initially questionable after suffering an upper-body injury in Game 2 on Monday, but he was ultimately able to avoid missing time. That proved to be a great thing for the Panthers, as Barkov helped out on Sam Reinhart's first-period tally and scored the game-winner himself in the second. Barkov is up to seven goals, 21 points, 50 shots on net, 43 hits and a plus-4 rating through 20 playoff appearances. Thursday, 11:10 pm
  • Recovering from sports hernia
    Couturier said he's recovering from a "little sports hernia surgery, lower abs," Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports Thursday.

    Advice: Couturier was limited to a goal and eight points over his final 33 contests in 2023-24 after supplying 10 goals and 30 points across his first 41 appearances. Although it's not clear how long he was dealing with a sports hernia, the injury might help explain his steep decline in offensive production in the second half of the campaign. The 31-year-old will look to rebound next season, but injuries have been a recurring problem -- he missed the entire 2022-23 campaign due to injury and was limited to 29 games in 2021-22. Thursday, 11:13 am