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  1. Tomorrow’s practice may determine Justin Williams’ availability for Game 1

    Apr 11, 2011, 9:45 PM EDT

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    Justin Williams, Kari Lehtonen

    The Kings are likely to avoid trading scoring chances with the Sharks in their first round series, but they still need to score goals, so they hope that Justin Williams can return for Game 1 on Thursday.

  2. Ray Emery doesn’t think he will be able to play for Ducks in Game 1

    Apr 11, 2011, 9:12 PM EDT

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    Ray Emery

    It’s unclear if Ray Emery re-injured the surgically repaired hip that endangered his career, but either way, it looks like the Ducks will need to turn to Dan Ellis in Game 1 of their series against the Predators.

  3. Chris Pronger’s Game 1 status remains a mystery

    Apr 11, 2011, 7:13 PM EDT

    Edmonton Oilers v Philadelphia Flyers

    Chris Pronger didn’t practice today, but he participated in team meetings, leaving his status for Game 1 of the Sabres-Flyers series just as unclear as it was before.

  4. Sidney Crosby probably won’t be back for Pittsburgh’s first playoff game

    Apr 10, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    More and more, it’s looking like Sidney Crosby won’t be ready for Game 1 of the playoffs. In fact, he might not be ready for the playoffs at all.

  5. Game of the Week preview: Blackhawks limp into big game with Red Wings

    Apr 10, 2011, 12:46 AM EDT

    Phoenix Coyotes v Chicago Blackhawks

    Detroit will be shorthanded because of injuries on Sunday, but Chicago can relate with some of their banged up players. This post gives an update on Dave Bolland, Troy Brouwer, Tomas Kopecky and Patrick Sharp.

  6. Henrik Zetterberg needs MRI and knee brace, but says injury won’t require surgery

    Apr 7, 2011, 1:55 PM EDT

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    Dallas Stars v Detroit Red Wings

    The good news: Henrik Zetterberg doesn’t think he’ll need surgery on his knee. The bad news: he was limping around with a knee brace and will need an MRI.

  7. Henrik Zetterberg won’t play in Detroit’s final two games against Chicago

    Apr 6, 2011, 11:51 PM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v Nashville Predators

    Reports indicate that Henrik Zetterberg won’t play in Detroit’s home-and-home series against Chicago. It’s still unclear how serious the injury is, though.

  8. Could Justin Williams return for the Kings by playoff time?

    Apr 6, 2011, 8:28 PM EDT

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    Florida Panthers v Los Angeles Kings

    The Kings haven’t had a ton of great injury news lately, but here’s a ray of light: Justin Williams might recover from a dislocated shoulder a week earlier than expected.

  9. Dennis Wideman won’t play in the first round of the playoffs

    Apr 6, 2011, 7:24 PM EDT

    Dennis Wideman

    It’s a good thing that the Capitals will get Mike Green back on Saturday, because fellow offensive defenseman Dennis Wideman won’t be able to play in Washington’s first round series.

  10. John Tortorella on Ryan Callahan: Injury is non-surgical, but long term

    Apr 5, 2011, 3:11 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Flyers v New York Rangers

    John Tortorella confirmed the worst fears of Rangers fans, as Ryan Callahan will be out long term with a broken ankle.

  11. Ryan Miller won’t play in tonight’s game against the Lightning

    Apr 5, 2011, 7:00 AM EDT

    Ryan Miller

    Ryan Miller worked out in full pads on Monday, but reports indicate that he won’t play against the Lightning tonight. In other words, it looks like Jhonas Enroth will be called upon to make another big start for the Sabres.

  12. Mike Green skates, says he’s without concussion symptoms

    Apr 1, 2011, 5:52 PM EDT

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    Scott Clemmenson, Mike Green

    Mike Green skated for the first time in a month today and reported that he didn’t experience any concussion symptoms. Click “read more” for the details.

  13. Report: Zach Parise is anxious to return against Canadiens on Saturday

    Apr 1, 2011, 2:23 PM EDT

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    Zach Parise is anxious for the “peace of mind” that will come with returning to action on Saturday against the Montreal Canadiens.

  14. Ryan Miller misses practice, status for big two-game road trip uncertain

    Apr 1, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

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    Ryan Miller

    Ryan Miller missed practice today, casting down regarding whether or not he will be able to play in two important weekend games for the Sabres.

  15. Max Pacioretty gets back onto the ice, begins rehab

    Apr 1, 2011, 1:32 PM EDT

    Max Pacioretty Zdeno Chara

    Three weeks after his scary injury, Max Pacioretty skated for 20 minutes today.

  16. Dennis Wideman admitted to hospital with ‘gruesome’ hematoma in his leg

    Apr 1, 2011, 12:08 AM EDT

    Dennis Wideman

    Things weren’t looking great for Dennis Wideman to begin with, but the news got worse: he’s been hospitalized with hematoma in his injured leg. Click “read more” for some “gruesome” details.

  17. Chris Pronger won’t return until playoffs after rehab setback

    Mar 31, 2011, 11:37 PM EDT

    Ottawa Senators v Philadelphia Flyers

    After a rehab setback, the Flyers’ hopes of letting Chris Pronger shake off some rust before the playoffs begin have been dashed. Reports indicate he won’t play again until the postseason begins.

  18. Amazingly, Daymond Langkow might play for Flames on Friday

    Mar 31, 2011, 9:07 PM EDT

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    Daymond Langkow

    Many people (reasonably) thought that a broken vertebra would end Daymond Langkow’s career, but the Flames announced that he might play in Friday’s game against the Blues.

  19. Alex Ovechkin and Jason Arnott could be back in Capitals lineup against Hurricanes tonight

    Mar 29, 2011, 3:04 PM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Jason Arnott

    CSN Washington reports that both Alex Ovechkin and Jason Arnott could be back for the Capitals tonight. This post has the details, along with what’s at stake for both the Caps and the Carolina Hurricanes.

  20. Good news for the Red Wings: Jimmy Howard could be back as soon as Wednesday

    Mar 27, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v St. Louis Blues

    After quite the injury scare on Saturday, it sounds like Jimmy Howard’s shoulder injury is only a sprain.

  21. Report: Sidney Crosby skated in another strong workout today

    Mar 27, 2011, 2:35 PM EDT

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    Sidney Crosby

    Sidney Crosby reportedly looked great in another workout, making it seem like he’s bound to practice with the team soon. The Penguins still don’t have a time table for his return, though.

  22. Comeback updates: Video of Sidney Crosby practicing, the latest on Zach Parise

    Mar 25, 2011, 1:37 PM EDT

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    Graydon Carter Hosts a Cocktail Party for the Rising Stars of the NHL

    Check out practice footage of Sidney Crosby as he approaches his return while Zach Parise could be back as soon as Wednesday.

  23. Capitals injury updates: Alex Ovechkin skates again, Mike Green’s future still cloudy

    Mar 24, 2011, 3:45 PM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin, Mike Green

    This post includes updates on Washington’s wounded players, including Alex Ovechkin, Jason Arnott and Mike Green.

  24. Devils claim Zach Parise will play this season, but should he?

    Mar 24, 2011, 1:54 PM EDT

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    parisecrutches

    The Devils say that Zach Parise will be able to come back this season … but is that really the best move?

  25. With Washington resting Alex Ovechkin, should other top teams offer stars breaks too?

    Mar 23, 2011, 11:08 PM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin

    The Capitals and Alex Ovechkin are being coy about the nature of his injury, maybe because he’s just getting a breather. If that’s the case … should other top contenders consider doing the same with their best players?

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