Walt Ruff: Carolina Hurricanes forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi went back to the lineup. He’s been handling a lower-body injury.
Jesse Montano: Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog was on the ice for their group skate the other day early morning in a no-contact jersey.
Kyle Fredrickson: Avs coach Jared Bednar on Landeskog: “Gabe is good. Taking steps forward. … Still the plan is for him to be ready for Game 1.”
Jack Michaels: Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse hasn’t begun skating and there is no other upgrade.
Michael Russo: Minnesota Wild forward Mats Zuccarello and defensemen Jared Spurgeon and Matt Dumba all skated the other day.
Alex Daugherty of A to Z Sports: A source stated that Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros has a high ankle injury that might keep him out for 4 to 6 weeks.
Here is what appears to be Saros’s injury. Roughly 7:52 left in the 3rd, his left skate gets hung up on the post. He’s plainly laboring after this and exits at the next whistle. #Preds pic.twitter.com/yTGy8EIuvc
— Jeff Adams (@JeffAdams) April 27, 2022
TSN: Chris Johnston on Saros: “The injury that he suffered earlier this week in the game against Calgary was described to me as one that would typically keep a player out for weeks. Now, Saros and the Predators are going to do everything they can to shorten that timeline to get him back as soon as possible. But certainly with Round 1 starting in a matter of days it sounds like the Predators are down to Connor Ingram or David Rittich in their net.”
Brooks Bratten: Predators coach John Hynes stated that Jeremy Lauzon (lower-body) might return either tonight or in the playoffs.
Catherine Bogart: New Jersey Devils forwards Nico Hischier and Tomas Tatar missed out on last night’s video game with a health problem.
Seth Rorabaugh: Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan stated that forward Jason Zucker was being examined the other day for a concealed injury. He state if it was a brand-new injury or something associated to the core muscle injury he was handling earlier.
Pens Inside Scoop: Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry stays week-to-week with a lower-body injury.
Tom Timmermann: St. Louis Blues coach Craig Berube stated that defenseman Marco Scandella won’t play tonight however might be all set for Game 1.
Jeremy Rutherford: Blues coach Berube stated they anticipate David Perron and Robert Bortuzzo to play tonight however not Brayden Schenn and Scandella.
David Alter: The Toronto Maple Leafs will rest Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and Jack Campbell tonight.
David Alter: Maple Leafs forward Michael Bunting skated once again the other day. He’s out with a concealed injury.
- David Alter: Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe is motivated with Bunting having the ability to skate every day. He had the ability to put in a little additional work the other day.
Samantha Pell: Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin missed out on last night’s video game with an upper-body injury.
He had a great practice the other day and his status for tonight is not understood yet.