News: Eric Boulton signed a one-year contract with the Islanders, according to the Islanders web site. Analysis: Eric Boulton is on the team for one reason, and one reason only, and that is to add some toughness to an otherwise soft lineup.
News: Brad Marchand notched the game-winner in overtime, while adding an assist in 22:17 of ice time in Thursday's Game 1 of the Bruins' second-round series against the Rangers. Analysis: Brad Marchand left Thursday's morning skate in some pain due to an undisclosed injury, but not only did he suit up that evening, he turned in arguably his best effort in the postseason to date.
News: Tuukka Rask stopped 33-of-35 shots in Thursday's overtime win over the Rangers in Game 1 of the Bruins' second-round playoff series. Analysis: Look for Tuukka Rask to see all the starts in goal for the Bruins as their playoff run continues. Next up for the team is Game 2, an afternoon tilt at home against the Rangers on Sunday.
News: Drew Miller (hand) could rejoin the lineup for Saturday's Game 2, the Detroit Free Press reports. Analysis: Drew Miller's four-week recovery timetable for his thumb injury has now ended, and although he expressed the injured digit wasn't quite 100 percent, he believes he can play through any minor pain that might exist. Miller's return would add some speed to the lineup and aid the team's penalty kill.
News: Marc Staal (eye) resumed skating during Friday's practice, the New York Daily News reports. Analysis: Marc Staal, who had been practicing most everyday since sustaining the eye injury, had recently stopped skating over the last several days but will now return to his normal routine. He was only able to play in one game of the first-round series against the Capitals but his vision issues continue to persist in the game.
News: Martin Havlat (groin) could possibly be available for Saturday's Game 3, CSN Bay Area reports. Analysis: Martin Havlat has been increasing the intensity of his skate sessions and appears to be creeping closer to full health. With Adam Burish (broken hand) and Raffi Torres (suspension) out for the rest of the series, Havlat's return would be a welcome one for the club's forward ranks.
News: Adam Burish's upper body injury has been classified as a broken hand, CSN Bay Area reports. Analysis: Adam Burish has already been ruled out for the remainder of the second-round series against the Kings. While Burish maintained that he'd like to get on the ice at some point in the series, that seems unlikely to happen until he actually gets on the ice in practice, which he is not yet doing.
News: Raffi Torres has elected not to appeal his suspension. Analysis: Although many of his Sharks teammates felt the suspension for the remainder of the second-round series with the Kings was excessive, Raffi Torres elected to preserve his eligibility for a potential Western Conference finals series. Though not a prolific scorer offensively, Torres' skills as an enforcer will be missed against the Kings.
News: Craig Anderson is in the net for Friday's Game 2 against the Penguins, CBC Sports reports. Analysis: Craig Anderson had a rough showing in Game 1, allowing four on 30 shots, but his sterling regular season numbers should make him a fixture in goal the rest of the way.
News: Craig Adams is in the lineup Friday for Game 2 against the Senators, the team's official website reports. Analysis: Craig Adams was absent during Friday's morning skate, but it sounds like it was just for rest than as a result of any sort of injury. He'll likely be ticketed for his usual ice time.