News: Andrew Ference, who hasn't played since Game 5 of the team's first-round series against the Leafs due to a lower-body injury, is not listed in the lineup for Tuesday's Game 3 against the Rangers. Analysis: Once again, the B's will roll without three of their regular blueliners, with Andrew Ference, Dennis Seidenberg, and Wade Redden about to sit out Tuesday's game with various injuries.
News: Wade Redden (undisclosed) will not play in Tuesday's Game 3 against the Rangers. Analysis: Wade Redden will sit out Tuesday for the fifth time in six games. He was able to practice Monday, so there is a chance he could be back on the ice for Thursday's Game 4.
News: Tom Poti said he will not be returning to the Capitals, stating that he never felt he was in the Caps' plans this season. Analysis: Tom Poti returned to the NHL this season after missing two years due to a fractured pelvis and multiple groin injuries. Poti is confident in his ability to play next year, despite missing time this year with neck and back injuries. He ended the season having played in just 16 games.
News: Wojtek Wolski signed a contract with the KHL's Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod, the Capitals announced Monday. Analysis: The Caps signed Wojtek Wolski last summer. He did not make any playoff appearances and played in just 27 games for Washington this season. After playing with five NHL teams, Wolski has made the move to the KHL and at 27, is unlikely to return to the NHL anytime soon.
News: Dennis Seidenberg (leg) will miss Tuesday's Game 3 against the Rangers, according to ESPN. Analysis: Things have been heading in this direction even though Dennis Seidenberg has started practicing again. The B's will have to continue to get by with a banged-up blue line, which they've been doing capably thus far in the series.
News: After missing practice Monday, Coach McLellan has confirmed that Logan Couture will be in the line-up for San Jose's game on Tuesday, CSN Bay Area reports. Analysis: Logan Couture missed most of the second period in Game 3, but was back in the line-up by the end of the game and scored the game-winner. Despite a couple shake-ups, Couture will remain on a line with Joe Pavelski and Patrick Marleau.
News: Brenden Morrow left Tuesday's practice for an unspecified reason. Analysis: It's unclear what, if anything, is ailing Brenden Morrow, but we'll look for additional details regarding his status as Wednesday's Game 4 against the Senators approaches.
News: Chris Neil (upper body), who left Sunday's Game 3 victory over the Penguins during the second overtime period, practiced Tuesday. Analysis: The report adds that Chris Neil is cleared to play in Wednesday's Game 4, suggesting that the pesky forward could have returned to Game 3 with more time.
News: Eric Gryba (upper body) is not close to returning, the Ottawa Sun reports. Analysis: Eric Gryba still has not been cleared for contact after being hit by Pens defenseman Brooks Orpik in Game 1 of the Senators' second-round series. Andre Benoit played in Gryba's place in Game 3, and can be expected to do so again in Game 4 on Wednesday, especially considering Benoit set up the game-winner in overtime Sunday.
News: Adam Burish (hand) is progressing, but will miss Tuesday's Game 4 against the Kings, ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reports. Analysis: The fact that Adam Burish's hand will probably keep him out a little while longer and his lack of offensive production leave him with very little fantasy value.