News: Mike Fisher (lower body) won't play Tuesday against Chicago, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports. Analysis: Mike Fisher was able to participate in the Preds' morning skate in advance of Game 4, but he's not quite ready to resume playoff action. "Mike will return at some point," Preds coach Peter Laviolette noted Tuesday, "but right now he's still listed as day-to-day."
News: With Alex Burrows out for Tuesday's Game 4 against Calgary, Sven Baertschi appears poised to make his NHL playoff debut. Analysis: The 22-year-old was recalled from AHL Utica earlier Tuesday, and with Burrows out, Sven Baertschi is now a candidate to suit up against the team that dealt him to the Canucks on March 2. Baertschi, who notched four helpers in 15 games for Calgary prior to the deal, recorded two goals in three regular season games for Vancouver.
News: Francois Beauchemin registered two assists in Game 3 on Monday, helping the Ducks to a 5-4 overtime win over the Jets. Analysis: Francois Beauchemin's helpers went down as his first points in this quarterfinal round of the playoffs. The veteran defender had 11 goals and 12 assists in the regular season, tallying two points in a contest one other time (April 1 against Edmonton). He's a solid play in daily leagues and most playoff pools.
News: Bryan Little registered a goal in Monday's Game 3 loss to the Ducks. Analysis: Bryan Little's goal was the ultimate score during a second period in which both the Jets and Ducks combined to find twine five times. The center put a game-high six shots on net in the loss, earning first-star honors for his efforts.
News: Adam Lowry picked up an assist in Monday's Game 3 loss to the Ducks. Analysis: After supplying just 23 points during the regular season, Adam Lowry has now tallied a goal or assist in each of the first three games of the first-round series. He's made his mark as a rookie mainly for his prowess as a hitter, but his performance thus far in the playoffs suggests he might be ready to take on more offensive responsibilities during the 2015-16 campaign.
News: Andrew Ladd accumulated 12 hits and six shots on goal in Monday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Ducks in Game 3 of the first-round series. Analysis: Andrew Ladd finished second on the team this season with 212 hits in 81 games, but he'd never been quite as active at any point as we was Monday night. To give some perspective, the winger had recorded 14 hits over the previous six games combined, which isn't a shabby total in itself. Even though he's failed to register a point this series, Ladd has compensated for it degree by being highly active in the non-scoring categories.
News: Ondrej Pavelec surrendered five goals on 31 shots -- including the overtime game-winner -- in Monday's Game 3 defeat to the Ducks. Analysis: After closing the regular season with three consecutive shutouts, Ondrej Pavelec entered the postseason hotter than just about any goalie out there. Unfortunately, he's failed to replicate that performance thus far in the playoffs, stopping only 92 of the 103 shots (.893 save percentage) he's faced through three games while taking the loss on each occasion. Even with the Jets on the cusp of elimination, it doesn't seem likely that coach Paul Maurice will turn away from Pavelec for Game 4, especially after backup goalie Michael Hutchinson regressed badly in the second half.
News: The Canucks announced that Alex Burrows, who sustained an upper-body injury at practice Tuesday, was subsequently taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons. Analysis: While the nature of Alex Burrows' injury has yet to be clarified, the team's statement indicating that he was taken to the hospital as a precaution offers hope that the forward avoided a serious injury. The report confirms that Burrows will not play Tuesday night against the Flames.
News: Lubomir Visnovsky exited Tuesday's Game 4 against the Capitals with an undisclosed injury, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports. Analysis: Lubomir Visnovsky took a huge hit from the Caps' Tom Wilson, bloodying the defenseman's face and sending him to the locker room. The nature of Visnovsky's injury should be made available at the conclusion of the game, but his absence will force the team to get by with five defensemen for the time being.
News: Brad Richardson will not play in Tuesday's Game 4 against the Flames, Farhan Lalji of TSN reports. Analysis: It wasn't known until warmups that Brad Richardson would be unavailable, but it looks like he'll be out along with Alex Burrows, who suffered a broken rib during the Canucks' morning skate. Richardson had been bothered by an ankle injury at the end of the regular season that cost him significant time, and though he was able to return for Game 1 of the postseason, it seems probable that he's still feeling the effects of the ailment. Linden Vey will replace him on the Canucks' third line.