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Date Player News
4/14/2014 Petr Mrazek, G Mrazek kept the injury-riddled St. Louis Blues down heading into the playoffs with his second career shutout in a 3-0 victory for the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.

Analysis: Mrazek, 2-4-0 with a 1.74 GAA in nine appearances for the Wings this season, was sent back to the minors Monday before the Stanley Cup playoffs.
4/14/2014 Jonathan Bernier, G Bernier will undergo surgery to repair a sports hernia. He says he will have the operation Wednesday and be ready in time for training camp in September. Bernier missed five games in March due to the injury. He then aggravated the problem April 3 against the Boston Bruins and finished the season on the sidelines.

Analysis: Bernier was 26-19-7 with a 2.68 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage this season. The Leafs missed the playoffs after a 6-14-2 finish. The injury likely means Canada will not be able to call on Bernier for next month's world hockey championship in Belarus.
4/13/2014 Ed Jovanovski, D Jovanovski was fined $5,000 by the NHL on Sunday for elbowing Columbus Blue Jackets forward Corey Tropp on Saturday night.

Analysis: Jovanovski was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for elbowing in the first period of the Blue Jackets' 3-2 victory over the Panthers.
4/13/2014 Anze Kopitar, C Kopitar continued his torrid stretch in the season finale, scoring twice in Saturday's shootout loss to Anaheim.

Analysis: Kopitar scored 16 goals over his final 31 games after totaling 13 goals in his first 51 contests.
4/13/2014 Nick Bonino, C Bonino ended a five-game drought without a point with his 21st goal in Saturday's shootout win at Los Angeles.

Analysis: Bonino has just eight points over his last 22 contests.
4/13/2014 Taylor Hall, LW Hall recorded his third three-assist performance of the season in Saturday's finale against Vancouver.

Analysis: Hall, who finished with three goals and 12 assists over his final 10 contests, took his game to another level this season with 80 points. He totaled 103 points over the previous two seasons.
4/13/2014 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C Nugent-Hopkins ended his season with a goal and an assist Saturday against the Canucks.

Analysis: Nugent-Hopkins' 19 goals and 37 assists are both single-season career highs.
4/13/2014 Jordan Eberle, RW Eberle scored his 28th goal in the season finale Saturday against Vancouver.

Analysis: Eberle wrapped up his season in strong fashion, tallying seven goals and eight assists over his final 12 games.
4/13/2014 Shane Doan, RW Doan scored his 22nd goal of the season in Saturday's loss to the Sharks.

Analysis: Doan's 22 goals match his highest total over the last five seasons, though his 46 points would be his fewest in a full season since finishing with 22 in 1998-99.
4/13/2014 Mike Ribeiro, C Ribeiro ended a season-worst 12-game drought without a goal by scoring his 16th of the season Saturday against San Jose.

Analysis: With one game left to play, Ribeiro's 47 points this season are his fewest since tallying just 17 over 52 games in 2002-03.
4/13/2014 Joe Pavelski, C Pavelski capped his season with his ninth multigoal performance, scoring his 40th and 41st goals in Saturday's win over Phoenix.

Analysis: Pavelski, who finished with a career-best 79 points to lead the Sharks, entered 2013-14 with 19 multigoal games over seven seasons.
4/13/2014 Kyle Brodziak, C Brodziak has an undisclosed injury for the Wild.

Analysis: Brodziak's status for the postseason is unclear.
4/13/2014 Ryan Malone, LW Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper does not think Malone's DUI and cocaine possession charges will be a distraction to the playoffs-bound team. Cooper says Sunday that the Lightning are "really looking forward" to getting back Malone "at some point.".

Analysis: Malone did not travel with the team for its regular-season finale at the Washington Capitals on Sunday. An officer saw Malone's SUV strike a curb after making a left turn from the center lane early Saturday, Tampa Police Lt. Paul Lusczynski said. After being pulled over, Malone got out of his vehicle, and the officer smelled alcohol on his breath, Lusczynski said. According to the police report, the officer found 1.3 grams of cocaine in one of Malone's pockets.
4/13/2014 Mark Pysyk, D Buffalo called up Pysyk and two other players from its AHL affiliate on Sunday. The moves came a day after the Sabres lost five players to injuries in a 4-1 loss at Boston.

Analysis: The five injured players included goalie Matt Hackett, who was carted off after hurting his right leg. Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff sustained a concussion while forwards Chris Stewart (leg), Matt D'Agostini (lower body) and Brian Flynn (lower body) were also hurt.
4/13/2014 Nicolas Deslauriers, D Buffalo called up Deslauriers and three others players from its AHL affiliate on Sunday. The moves came a day after the Sabres lost five players to injuries in a 4-1 loss at Boston.

Analysis: The five injured players included goalie Matt Hackett, who was carted off after hurting his right leg. Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff sustained a concussion while forwards Chris Stewart (leg), Matt D'Agostini (lower body) and Brian Flynn (lower body) were also hurt.
4/13/2014 Andrey Makarov, G Buffalo called up Makarov from AHL Rochester on Sunday along with two other players. The moves came a day after the Sabres lost five players to injuries in a 4-1 loss at Boston.

Analysis: The five injured players included goalie Matt Hackett, who was carted off after hurting his right leg. Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff sustained a concussion while forwards Chris Stewart (leg), Matt D'Agostini (lower body) and Brian Flynn (lower body) were also hurt.
4/13/2014 Tyson Barrie, D Barrie was hurt when he was hit high in the first period Friday by Jason Demers.

Analysis: Barrie stayed in the game for the rest of the period but didn't play after that because of an upper-body injury.
4/13/2014 Patrik Berglund, C Berglund sat out Sunday's season finale for the Blues.

Analysis: Berglund has a shoulder injury going into the playoffs.
4/13/2014 Scott Hannan, D Hannan did not make the trip to Arizona after taking a hard hit from Colorado's Patrick Bordeleau on Friday night.

Analysis: Hannan's status for the postseason has not been announced.
4/13/2014 Alex Pietrangelo, D Pietrangelo has an undisclosed injury.

Analysis: Pietrangelo's status is not known for the postseas.
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