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|4/18/2015||Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau, RW|
|Parenteau remains out.
Analysis: Parenteau is dealing with an upper-body injury but was reportedly a healthy scratch for Game 3. His status going forward is unknown.
|4/18/2015||Jarret Stoll, C|
|Stoll had cocaine and Ecstasy in the back pocket of his shorts when he was arrested on a felony drug charge at a Las Vegas Strip resort swimming pool. The 32-year-old Stoll has a July 1 court date in Las Vegas.
Analysis: A police report made public says Stoll acknowledged to police that the 3.3 grams of powder in two pink plastic bags was cocaine. Police are testing the powder and several capsules of what investigators suspect is MDMA, also known as Ecstasy.
|4/17/2015||Christian Dvorak, LW|
|The Arizona Coyotes signed Dvorak to a three-year, entry-level contract Friday.
Analysis: Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. The 19-year-old Dvorak had 41 goals and 68 assists in 66 games for London in the Ontario Hockey League this season. He also had five goals and eight assists in 10 playoff games.
|4/17/2015||Dan Girardi, D|
|Girardi practiced Friday and is expected to play in Game 2 of the playoff series with Pittsburgh on Saturday night.
Analysis: Girardi took a puck in the face in the third period of New York's 2-1 win in Game 1 on Thursday night. He immediately went to the dressing room and did not return. He was treated by a dentist after leaving the game. A shot by Pittsburgh's Chris Kunitz deflected directly under Girardi's shield into his face. He was dazed, then skated off. But he said Friday he has been cleared to return and there were no injuries.
|4/17/2015||John Klingberg, D|
|The Dallas Stars have signed Klingberg to a seven-year contract extension after he led NHL rookie defensemen in assists and points this season.
Analysis: Klingberg had 40 points (11 goals, 29 assists) in 65 games. The goals, assists and points were all single-season Stars records for a rookie defenseman. The Stars drafted the 22-year-old Swede in the fifth round of the 2010 NHL draft. After starting this season in the AHL, Klingberg became the first defenseman in franchise history to record eight points in his first eight NHL games.
|4/17/2015||Max Pacioretty, LW|
|Pacioretty returned to the lineup for the second game of their Eastern Conference playoff series with the Ottawa Senators on Friday night.
Analysis: Pacioretty suffered a concussion and injured his neck during a game against the Boston Bruins in early March. Pacioretty led the Canadiens with 37 goals and 67 points this season.
|4/17/2015||Mark Stone, RW|
|Stone suffered a microfracture in his right wrist along with some ligament damage and is questionable for the the remainder of Ottawa's first-round series with Montreal, Senators general manager Brian Murray said.
Analysis: Stone was slashed by Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban at 8:23 of the second period of Wednesday's series opener. Asked if Stone was ruled out of playing in Game 2 on Friday night, Murray said: ''I would assume. I think the trainers have worked on him and Mark is willing to take shots or whatever it is, but he has no mobility at this point at all.''
|4/17/2015||Mike Fisher, C|
|Fisher is active and playing against the Chicago Blackhawks with Nashville facing elimination in their first-round series in Game 5.
Analysis: Fisher left Game 1 with a lower-body injury. He took part in the morning skate prior to Game 5.
|4/16/2015||Darcy Kuemper, G|
|Kuemper wasn't active for Game 1 against the Blues on Thursday due to an illness.
Analysis: He could be back for Game 2 Saturday to back up Devan Dubnyk.
|4/16/2015||James Wisniewski, D|
|Wisniewski was a healthy scratch for the Pacific Division champion Ducks for Thursday's playoff opener.
Analysis: Anaheim reacquired Wisniewski from Columbus at the trade deadline to bolster their blue line, but the veteran is a minus-3 with no goals and four assists in 13 games.
|4/16/2015||Mathieu Perreault, C|
|Perreault sat out Thursday's playoff opener versus Anaheim.
Analysis: Perreault missed the Jets' regular-season finale with a lower-body injury, and he didn't participate in the pregame skate. He scored 41 points this season.
|4/16/2015||Corey Crawford, G|
|Chicago coach Joel Quenneville is going back to Crawford for Game 2 against the Nashville Predators, and he says it was an easy decision. Quenneville announced Thursday that Crawford will start Friday night after being yanked Wednesday night after the first period.
Analysis: Crawford gave up three goals on 12 shots. Scott Darling stopped all 42 shots he faced in his postseason debut over 67 minutes, 44 seconds in a 4-3 double overtime win Wednesday night. Crawford went 32-20-5 during the regular season for Chicago, which split the Jennings Trophy with Montreal and Carey Price, allowing the fewest goals in the NHL with 189. The goalie ranked sixth in the NHL with a .924 save percentage and 11th with a 2.27 goals against average.
|4/16/2015||Mark Stone, RW|
|Senators general manager Brian Murray says forward Mark Stone suffered a microfracture of his right wrist and some ligament damage, and his status is "very questionable" for Ottawa's first-round playoff series with Montreal.
Analysis: Stone was slashed by Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban at 8:23 of the second period of Wednesday's series opener. Asked if Stone was ruled out of playing in Game 2 on Friday night, Murray said: "I would assume. I think the trainers have worked on him and Mark is willing to take shots or whatever it is, but he has no mobility at this point at all."
|4/15/2015||Corey Crawford, G|
|Crawford was pulled after the first period of the Blackhawks' Game 1 against Nashville and replaced by Scott Darling.
Analysis: Crawford gave up three goals on 12 shots in the first period against Nashville. He went 32-20-5 during the regular season for Chicago, which split the Jennings Trophy with Montreal and Carey Price, allowing the fewest goals in the NHL with 189.
|4/15/2015||Jon Gillies, G|
|Gillies has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Calgary Flames.
Analysis: Gillies made 49 saves for Providence in a 4-3 win over Boston University on Saturday to end his college career with an NCAA championship. The 6-foot-6, 225-pound goalie from South Portland, Maine, was the Most Outstanding Player of the Frozen Four tournament. He had a goals-against average of 2.01 and a save percentage of .930 in 38 games for Providence this past season.
|4/15/2015||Ryan Miller, G|
|Eddie Lack, not Miller, will get the start in goal for the Vancouver Canucks in Game 1 of their first-round series with the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.
Analysis: With Miller back from injury, there was a chance the veteran goalie could get the call. Canucks coach Willie Desjardins has played the issue close to the vest this week, before confirming Wednesday morning that Lack will get the nod.
|4/15/2015||Eddie Lack, G|
|Lack will get the start in goal for the Vancouver Canucks in Game 1 of their first-round series with the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Canucks coach Willie Desjardins has played the issue close to the vest this week, before confirming Wednesday morning that Lack will get the nod. The 27-year-old has carried the load for the Canucks down the stretch, but with Ryan Miller back from injury there was a chance the veteran goalie could get the call.
|4/14/2015||Matt Cooke, LW|
|Cooke has an injury that has clouded his availability for Game 1 of the first-round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues.
Analysis: Cooke did not practice Tuesday, due to what Wild coach Mike Yeo would only describe as ''discomfort.'' Yeo said Cooke is ''definitely a possibility'' to play Thursday, but he added that if the team were to decide Cooke wasn't fully healthy then he wouldn't play in Game 1.
|4/13/2015||Petr Mrazek, G|
|Mrazek will start in goal for the Detroit Red Wings in Game 1 of their playoff series against Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Coach Mike Babcock announced his choice after practice Monday. The 23-year-old Mrazek went 16-9-2 during the regular season with a 2.38 goals-against average. He'll start instead of Jimmy Howard, who has been Detroit's No. 1 goalie since the 2009-10 season.
|4/13/2015||Nail Yakupov, RW|
|Yakupov has signed a two-year extension with the Edmonton Oilers. Terms were not immediately available.
Analysis: The 21-year-old Russian winger has come under criticism for not producing as much as expected early in his NHL career. The No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft has 42 goals and 46 assists for 88 points in 192 games. Yakupov had a league-worst minus-35 rating this season, but that was partly a product of being on a team near the bottom of the standings.
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