Matt Porter: Boston Bruins forwards Taylor Hall (knee) and Nick Foligno (knee) were on the ice the other day in no-contact jerseys.
Forward Jakub Lauko (upper-body) was not on the ice.
Joe Haggerty: It was Foligno’s very first practice in a month. He’s been out with a lower-body injury.
Lauko has an upper-body injury and will miss out on a long time.
TSN: The Boston Bruins have 2 gamers, Hall and Foligno, that are skating and advancing. Darren Dreger:
“We know, according to reports and video, that Hall has been skating with the Bruins for several days now. Sources say that he feels he is ready. The problem is the Bruins don’t have the cap space to activate Hall. Now the NHL playoffs are less than three weeks away so it’s going to be interesting to see how the Bruins manage this situation or, if like the Tampa Bay Lightning a few years ago, they try and stretch it out until the start of the postseason so it’s something that I’m sure other clubs are paying attention to as well.”
- Matt Porter: Bruins coach Jim Montgomery stated that Hall has actually not been cleared and the stated that TSNs report that Hall hasn’t been triggered since of cap factor as “false.”
Puck Pedia: The Bruins can trigger Hall from the LTIR after putting Foligno on the LTIR. That would leave them with $66,000 in cap area.
Walt Ruff: Carolina Hurricanes forward Jesper Fast wasn’t on the ice for their early morning skate the other day.
Cory Lavalette: Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov was at the arena using a knee brace however wasn’t utilizing crutches.
Jeff Svoboda: Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Nick Blankenburg stays out.
Montreal Canadiens; Forward Kirby Dach missed out on last night’s video game with an upper-body injury.
Charlie O’Connor: Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart is now everyday with a lower-body injury.
Pittsburgh Penguins: Defensemen Dmitry Kulikov, Marcus Pettersson, and Jan Ruuta didn’t take a trip with the group on their journey however they are making development.
Coach Mike Sullivan: “Our hope is these guys will get closer as we start to approach the end of the season. The runway is short right now.”
Pens Inside Scoop: On Monday coach Sullivan stated that forward Nick Bonino, out with a lacerated kidney, was on the ice prior to practice:
Luke Fox: Toronto Maple Leafs forward Ryan O’Reilly (finger) was shooting pucks prior to practice and didn’t avoid for the practice.
Mark Masters: Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe stated that it’s “unlikely” that O’Reilly returns today. April fourth would be 4 weeks because his surgical treatment.
Mark Masters: Maple Leafs coach Keefe stated that defenseman Erik Gustafsson is not with the group due to individual factors.