News: Emerson Etem will be in the lineup Wednesday against the Stars, Mark Stepneski of the team's official site reports. Analysis: Emerson Etem will draw into the lineup with the news that Teemu Selanne will be a healthy scratch. Etem recorded seven goals and four assists in 29 games with the Ducks this season.
News: Though Daniel Paille (undisclosed injury) is skating, he hasn't been cleared to play yet, NHL.com's Dan Rosen reports. Analysis: Daniel Paille -- who last suited up on April 12 -- thus remains in the day-to-day category as Thursday's Game 4 against the Red Wings approaches.
News: Backs (head) did not participate in the team's morning skate Wednesday, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports. Analysis: There were rumors that David Backes could return for Wednesday's Game 4 in Chicago, but his absence from the morning skate makes that unlikely. It's probably safest not to start him in fantasy leagues unless we hear differently closer to game time.
News: Matt Bartkowski (illness) returned to action in Tuesday's Game 3 win over the Red Wings, seeing 18:34 worth of ice time. Analysis: Matt Bartkowski, who saw 2:01 worth of shorthanded ice time in the process, now appears past the illness that sidelined him for the first two games of the Bruins' series against the Red Wings. The blueliner finished the 2013-14 campaign with 18 assists in 64 games.
News: Teemu Selanne will sit out Wednesday's Game 4 against the Stars, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: Teemu Selanne learned Wednesday morning he will be scratched in a playoff game for only the second time in his career. At age 43, the winger is probably just in need of a day off, so expect him to be back in the lineup for Game 5 on Friday.
News: Stephane Robidas is not expected to need surgery to repair his broken right leg, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports. Analysis: Stephane Robidas broke his right leg right above the metal rod that was inserted when he broke it earlier this season, but his recovery time should be much shorter this time around. He'll still miss the rest of the playoffs, but it's good to hear that he won't have to go through as much rehab this time around.
News: Coach Lindy Ruff said on Wednesday that Brenden Dillon may return to the lineup on Friday. Analysis: Brenden Dillon has been practicing and his presence on the blueline would mean a lot to the Stars. Dillon has the ability to activate into the offense, but his presence means less for fantasy than it does for the actual team.
News: Frederik Andersen will start between the pipes Wednesday in Game 4 against the Stars, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: Frederik Andersen wasn't as strong in Game 3 as he was in the first two games of the series, but it looks like coach Bruce Boudreau will give the rookie another shot in Game 4. If his play starts to slip, though, Jonas Hiller could retake the starting position.
News: Henrik Zetterberg (back) could play in Thursday's Game 4. Analysis: Henrik Zetterberg hasn't suited up since February 8 due to the back injury, but took part in drills at Wednesday's practice, and could be in the lineup Thursday if his appointment with team doctors goes well. The star center would provide a much needed boost to the Red Wings offense, which has only managed two total goals in the first three games against the Bruins.
News: Brian Gibbons (undisclosed) was not present at the team's morning skate, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Analysis: Brian Gibbons missed Monday's game, and seems to have taken a step back in his recovery after skating over the weekend. It seems like a safe bet to rule him out of Wednesday's Game 4 at this point.