Player Notes

  • Clarke MacArthur leaves game vs Rangers
    Clarke MacArthur left the bench to go to the dressing room and hasn't returned.

    Advice: MacArthur took a hit from Ryan McDonagh, played another couple of shifts and then left for the room. MacArthur missed the final 14:23 of the second period and there is no news on whether he is out for the remainder of the game yet. Any injury to McArthur is newsworthy considering he missed nearly two years due to a concussion. We will provide an update when one is made available. 31 minutes ago
  • Drake Caggiula might be ready for Game 3
    Head Coach Todd McLellan believes Drake Caggiula might be healthy enough to play in Game 3 against Anaheim tomorrow.

    Advice: Caggiula left Friday's game after he crashed into the boards and did not return. He picked up 18 points in 60 games this season with the Oilers. He has played all over the lineup and his main asset is the versatility he brings to the lineup. We will have an update on his status ahead of Game 3 tomorrow. Today, 1:01 pm
  • Hagelin remains game-time decision for Pens
    Carl Hagelin was absent from the morning skate, leaving his status up in the air ahead of Game 2.

    Advice: "It doesn’t mean anything," Penguins Coach Mike Sullivan said of Hagelin not participating. "This morning was an optional skate. So everybody will be game-time decisions." Hagelin hasn't played since March 10 due to a lower-body injury. We will keep you updated on his status ahead of tonight's Game 2 matchup with the Capitals. Today, 11:07 am
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  • Rangers make no lineup changes ahead of G2
    The New York Rangers are not expected to be making any changes to their lineup ahead of Game 2 against the Ottawa Senators this afternoon.

    Advice: Meaning that Tanner Glass, Adam Clendening, Kevin Klein, Matt Puempel, Steven Kampfer, and Brandon Pirri will all watch the game from the press box. The Rangers are currently down 1-0 in the series but were a few bounces away from taking Game 1. Coach Alain Vigneault is confident in the lineup that got him out of the first round against the Canadiens. Today, 10:50 am
  • Preds recall Gaudreau from minors
    The Nashville Predators have recalled forward Frederick Gaudreau from Milwaukee of the AHL.

    Advice: Gaudreau played in nine games for the Preds this season, picking up one assist. It's unclear if he will be inserted into the lineup tomorrow for Game 3. Today, 10:33 am
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  • Paul Carey to make playoff debut tonight
    It appears Paul Carey will make his NHL playoff debut in game 2 against the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight.

    Advice: "What we’re trying to do, he’ll be a real good fit," Trotz said of Carey. "He’s a hard worker. I just think he’ll get an opportunity. He hasn’t had that opportunity. When he’s gone in he’s done a great job. Just looking for a little bit of a fit." Carey has 32 career games under his belt, split with the Colorado Avalanche and the Washington Capitals. He will take Brett Connolly's spot in the lineup and play alongside Jay Beagle and Daniel Winnik. Today, 9:27 am
  • Chris Kunitz adds physical presence in return
    Chris Kunitz posted three shots and four hits in his return to the lineup on Thursday night versus Washington.

    Advice: He logged nearly 13 minutes of action in his first game back since March 31 because of an undisclosed lower-body injury. Kunitz skated with Matt Cullen and Tom Kuhnhackl on the fourth line. Today, 7:04 am
  • Kreider still trying to get going offensively
    Chris Kreider has accounted for just one assist in seven playoff contests.

    Advice: He was in front of the net screening Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson when the Rangers scored their lone goal on Thursday in a 2-1 loss in Game 1 versus the Senators. If he keeps going to the net and parking himself there then he should be rewarded for it eventually. He also had four shots on goal in the contest. Kreider recorded only one assist in six matches in Round 1 versus Montreal. Today, 6:46 am
  • Jimmy Vesey looks for first playoff goal
    Jimmy Vesey has contributed two assists in seven playoff games.

    Advice: The 23-year-old rookie had 16 goals and 27 points in 80 games during the 2016-17 campaign. "We want more quality shots and get that second and third whack and get more bodies to the net. Once we get the first goal, we've got to find a way to get a second. We've got a find a way to get a little hungrier," said Vesey. ". . . The last series [against Montreal] was more up and down. This series might have to be more possess the puck in their end and generate chances from there." He has been credited with 10 shots so far in the postseason. Today, 6:42 am
  • Patrick Maroon scores GWG in GM 2 win vs ANA
    Patrick Maroon scored the game-winning goal in Friday's 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks.

    Advice: Not many people predicted the Oilers would take the first two games of the series in Anaheim, but that's exactly what they've done. With Edmonton on the power play in second period, Jordan Eberle's pass went off Maroon's skate before hitting Ducks goalie John Gibson and falling into the net. The power play goal gave the Oilers a 2-0 lead at the time, and they never looked back. Maroon finished the game with a plus-1 rating, four shots on goal and two hits in 17:16 of ice time. He's up to two goals and two assists in eight games during the postseason. The Oilers are now headed back home with a strong grip on the series. Yesterday, 10:30 pm
  • Vernon Fiddler ejected for knee-on-knee hit
    Vernon Fiddler was ejected from Game 2 against St. Louis, after delivering a knee-on-knee hit on Blues defenseman Colton Parayko.

    Advice: The incident occurred late in the first period. Parayko was trying to make a play from deep in his own end when Fiddler came in and clipped him with his knee. Fiddler was given five minutes for kneeing and a game misconduct. To make matters worse for Fiddler, Vladimir Tarasenko scored on the ensuing power play to tie the game at one. You can watch the incident by clicking the link below. Yesterday, 8:43 pm
  • Nick Ritchie out due to illness Friday
    Nick Ritchie is out Friday because of flu-like symptoms.

    Advice: Consider him day-to-day for now. Jared Boll is taking his spot in the lineup. Yesterday, 8:18 pm
  • Calle Jarnkork will play in Game 2 vs STL
    Calle Jarnkrok will suit up in Friday's game against the St. Louis Blues.

    Advice: Jarnkrok missed the first game of the series with a lower-body injury, but he's back tonight. He's skating on a line with Colin Wilson and James Neal. Jarnkrok has one assist in four games this postseason. Yesterday, 5:04 pm
  • Zach Sanford expected to be scratched in GM 2
    Zach Sanford is expected to be a healthy scratch in Game 2 against Nashville on Friday night.

    Advice: The Blues are making just one lineup change after losing Game 1, and that's Magnus Paajarvi coming out for Ivan Barbashev. Sanford has suited up in three games this postseason and he's failed to register a point. Dmitrij Jaskin and Jordan Schmaltz will join Paajarvi and Sanford in the press box. Yesterday, 4:25 pm
  • Tom Pyatt healthy, but might not return yet
    Tom Pyatt (upper body) is healthy enough to play in Game 2, but he might still be scratched.

    Advice: Pyatt was hurt in Game 4 of Ottawa's first round series and has consequently missed three straight games. Senators coach Guy Boucher is leaning towards maintaining the lineup that won him the last two contests, which is why Pyatt might have to wait longer before playing again. Yesterday, 11:52 am
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  • Ivan Barbashev will dress in Game 2
    Ivan Barbashev will draw into the Blues' lineup for Game 2 on Friday.

    Advice: Barbashev was a healthy scratch in Game 1. He's projected to play alongside Vladimir Sobotka and Jori Lehtera. With Barbashev in, Magnus Paajarvi will be a healthy scratch. Yesterday, 9:23 am
  • Jake Guentzel has 7 points in 6 playoff games
    Jake Guentzel registered an assist in the Penguins' 3-2 win over Washington in Game 1 Thursday night.

    Advice: Guentzel is having a great playoff run so far with five goals and seven points in six games. Of course the 22-year-old rookie had a strong showing in the regular season too with 16 goals and 33 points in 40 contests. You have to wonder what he would have done in a full 82-game campaign and if it would have been enough to be a Calder Trophy finalist. Yesterday, 7:47 am
  • Pavel Buchnevich gets his first playoff point
    Pavel Buchnevich recorded his first career playoff point on Thursday.

    Advice: Buchnevich assisted on Ryan McDonagh's goal in the Rangers' 2-1 loss to Ottawa in Game 1 of the second round series. Buchnevich was playing in his fourth career postseason contest. He had eight goals and 20 points in 41 games in the regular season. Yesterday, 7:40 am
  • Frank Vatrano dealt with a foot injury
    Frank Vatrano had a foot injury in the postseason.

    Advice: He had one goal in six playoff matches versus the Senators in Round 1. Vatrano was limited to just 8:34 in Boston's last postseason match. It's unclear if he needs surgery at this time. In 44 games during the regular season, Vatrano registered 10 goals and 18 points. Yesterday, 6:22 am
  • Ryan Dzingel scores first playoff goal Thurs.
    Ryan Dzingel posted his first playoff goal on Thursday night in a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers.

    Advice: He produced the game-tying goal with 1:21 remaining in the second period during a power-play situation for the Senators. "It's one of the greatest feelings of my hockey career," said Dzingel. "And especially in a win, it's a lot sweeter. It's hard to explain how exciting it was." He has two points in his last two playoff games. Yesterday, 5:53 am
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