May 18, 2011, 1:16 PM EDT
Many were excited that Manny Malhotra skated in full gear, but Alain Vigneault was quick to shoot down talk of a playoff comeback.
May 17, 2011, 8:04 PM EDT
Patrice Bergeron won’t suit up for the Boston Bruins in Game 2, which probably shouldn’t be a huge surprise.
May 16, 2011, 1:11 PM EDT
While a Game 2 return is extremely doubtful, Patrice Bergeron took another solid step forward in his recovery by practicing today. He didn’t participate in contact drills, though.
May 14, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT
Reports indicate that Simon Gagne will be back for Tampa Bay tonight. The Bruins might have good news coming for Patrice Bergeron, too, as he might be on track for a return by Game 5 (if there is one).
May 12, 2011, 4:37 PM EDT
It’s just a small step in the recovery process, but the hockey world received great news that Manny Malhotra skated with the Canucks today.
May 11, 2011, 10:44 PM EDT
Ryane Clowe will be a game-time decision for the Sharks while the Red Wings haven’t ruled out Johan Franzen for Game 7.
May 10, 2011, 3:54 PM EDT
Patrice Bergeron almost definitely won’t play in Game 1 or 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, but it looks like he’s making progress toward a possible return at some point.
May 10, 2011, 11:24 AM EDT
Mike Modano will play at least one more playoff game after all. The future Hall of Famer will take Johan Franzen’s place in Detroit’s lineup tonight.
May 8, 2011, 3:59 PM EDT
Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen are reportedly game-time decisions for Game 5. Could that open the door for Mike Modano to get back into Detroit’s lineup?
May 1, 2011, 7:36 PM EDT
Mike Knube made his welcome (and somewhat surprising) return to the Capitals’ lineup after missing three playoff games tonight.
Apr 29, 2011, 7:52 PM EDT
The Red Wings look like they’ll benefit from a lengthy break from their first round sweep as both Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen are expected to play against the Sharks tonight.
Apr 24, 2011, 12:29 PM EDT
The Blackhawks hope to send their series to an unexpected Game 7 by beating the Canucks again tonight. Brent Seabrook hopes to help them out by returning to action.
Apr 22, 2011, 5:37 PM EDT
CSN Philly reports that Jeff Carter and Chris Pronger might be out for the rest of the Flyers’ first round series, if not longer.
Apr 22, 2011, 3:54 PM EDT
The rest that comes with sweeping their first round series could be great for the Red Wings, as Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen are expected to be back for Round 2.
Apr 22, 2011, 2:49 PM EDT
It sounds like Chris Pronger won’t play in a big Game 5 against the Sabres after all.
Apr 22, 2011, 11:29 AM EDT
Yesterday’s speculation was justified after Chris Pronger was a full participant in the Flyers’ morning skate today. It sounds like the big defenseman will appear in tonight’s Game 5 against the Sabres.
Apr 21, 2011, 8:46 PM EDT
The Sabres made it to the playoffs without Derek Roy out of the mix since December 23, but chances are, they’d like to have their top center back. One report indicates he might be able to come back soon.
Apr 21, 2011, 6:40 PM EDT
The Blackhawks made some believers in Game 4, but if they want to stay alive in their series against the Canucks, Chicago must win without Brent Seabrook tonight.
Apr 20, 2011, 3:29 PM EDT
Mike Knuble is probably going to miss tonight’s Game 4, so that means Jason Chimera must step up if he gets first line minutes while Eric Fehr will get in the lineup for the first time in this series.
Apr 18, 2011, 2:16 PM EDT
While it’s not a guarantee, Zdeno Chara’s prospects of playing in Game 3 improved greatly after a solid morning skate.
Apr 18, 2011, 1:27 AM EDT
Chris Pronger’s return would make the Sergei Bobrovsky/Brian Boucher debate less crucial, but the star defenseman isn’t expected to play in Game 3. In fact, he might not be ready for Game 4, either.
Apr 15, 2011, 9:20 PM EDT
Chris Pronger won’t be able to play for Philadelphia until Game 3 of their series against Buffalo, at the earliest. Read this post for more on his murky situation.
Apr 15, 2011, 1:05 PM EDT
A pair of injury reports for separate Game 2′s as Chris Pronger and Henrik Zetterberg are no-go’s for their respective series.
Apr 14, 2011, 10:55 AM EDT
Flyers’ fans fears have been justified with the news this morning that Chris Pronger won’t play in tonight’s Game 1 against the Sabres.
Apr 13, 2011, 11:55 PM EDT
David Perron still fights through concussion problems. His goal is to be back next season, but every indication hints that such a thing is still up in the air.
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