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  1. Alain Vigneault on Manny Malhotra return talk: ‘Don’t go there’

    May 18, 2011, 1:16 PM EDT

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    Mike Gillis, Manny Malhotra

    Many were excited that Manny Malhotra skated in full gear, but Alain Vigneault was quick to shoot down talk of a playoff comeback.

  2. Patrice Bergeron won’t play in Game 2

    May 17, 2011, 8:04 PM EDT

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    Patrice Bergeron

    Patrice Bergeron won’t suit up for the Boston Bruins in Game 2, which probably shouldn’t be a huge surprise.

  3. Patrice Bergeron returns to practice, doesn’t participate in contact drills

    May 16, 2011, 1:11 PM EDT

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    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.

  4. Simon Gagne will reportedly play tonight, Patrice Bergeron skates

    May 14, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Simon Gagne

    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).

  5. Amazingly, Manny Malhotra skated with the Canucks today

    May 12, 2011, 4:37 PM EDT

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    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.

  6. Ryane Clowe will be a game-time decision, Johan Franzen might also play in Game 7

    May 11, 2011, 10:44 PM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v San Jose Sharks - Game Five

    Ryane Clowe will be a game-time decision for the Sharks while the Red Wings haven’t ruled out Johan Franzen for Game 7.

  7. Bruins take ‘positive feedback’ from Patrice Bergeron’s presence at practice

    May 10, 2011, 3:54 PM EDT

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    Patrice Bergeron

    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.

  8. Report: Mike Modano will take Johan Franzen’s spot in Red Wings lineup

    May 10, 2011, 11:24 AM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v Phoenix Coyotes - Game Four

    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.

  9. Report: Pavel Datsyuk, Johan Franzen might miss Game 5; Could Mike Modano get his chance?

    May 8, 2011, 3:59 PM EDT

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    Pavel Datsyuk

    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?

  10. Mike Knuble is back in action for the Washington Capitals

    May 1, 2011, 7:36 PM EDT

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    Tomas Vokoun, Mike Knuble

    Mike Knube made his welcome (and somewhat surprising) return to the Capitals’ lineup after missing three playoff games tonight.

  11. Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen are expected to play for Detroit tonight

    Apr 29, 2011, 7:52 PM EDT

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    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.

  12. Report: Brent Seabrook will play in Game 6 tonight

    Apr 24, 2011, 12:29 PM EDT

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    brentseabrookoutforgame5

    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.

  13. Report: Chris Pronger and Jeff Carter probably won’t play another game in first round

    Apr 22, 2011, 5:37 PM EDT

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    CSN Philly reports that Jeff Carter and Chris Pronger might be out for the rest of the Flyers’ first round series, if not longer.

  14. Report: Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen should be ready to play in Round 2

    Apr 22, 2011, 3:54 PM EDT

    Henrik Zetterberg, Johan Franzen, Matt Walker

    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.

  15. Report: Chris Pronger won’t play in Game 5 after all

    Apr 22, 2011, 2:49 PM EDT

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    Edmonton Oilers v Philadelphia Flyers

    It sounds like Chris Pronger won’t play in a big Game 5 against the Sabres after all.

  16. Chris Pronger’s Game 5 return becomes that much more likely after morning skate

    Apr 22, 2011, 11:29 AM EDT

    Chris Pronger

    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.

  17. Derek Roy makes progress toward a return, hopes to come back in the playoffs

    Apr 21, 2011, 8:46 PM EDT

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    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.

  18. Brent Seabrook will miss his second straight game tonight

    Apr 21, 2011, 6:40 PM EDT

    brentseabrookoutforgame5

    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.

  19. Capitals hope Jason Chimera and Eric Fehr can step up in Mike Knuble’s likely absence

    Apr 20, 2011, 3:29 PM EDT

    Eric Fehr, Jason Chimera

    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.

  20. Report: Zdeno Chara’s Game 3 prospects are ‘looking good’

    Apr 18, 2011, 2:16 PM EDT

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    While it’s not a guarantee, Zdeno Chara’s prospects of playing in Game 3 improved greatly after a solid morning skate.

  21. Report: Chris Pronger travels to Buffalo, but won’t play in Game 3

    Apr 18, 2011, 1:27 AM EDT

    New Jersey Devils v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Three

    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.

  22. Report: Chris Pronger won’t play in Game 2, still isn’t shooting pucks

    Apr 15, 2011, 9:20 PM EDT

    Ottawa Senators v Philadelphia Flyers

    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.

  23. Game 2 injury notes: Chris Pronger game time decision; Henrik Zetterberg out once again

    Apr 15, 2011, 1:05 PM EDT

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    Chris Pronger

    A pair of injury reports for separate Game 2’s as Chris Pronger and Henrik Zetterberg are no-go’s for their respective series.

  24. Report: Chris Pronger won’t play for Philadelphia Flyers tonight

    Apr 14, 2011, 10:55 AM EDT

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    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.

  25. David Perron discusses his continued struggles with concussion symptoms

    Apr 13, 2011, 11:55 PM EDT

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    David Perron

    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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