News: Chris Kelly (back) will not play Sunday against the Red Wings, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports. Analysis: With Daniel Paille also unavailable Sunday, Justin Florek and Jordan Caron are slated to remain in the Bruins' forward mix Sunday against Detroit.
News: Daniel Paille (undisclosed injury) will not play Sunday against the Red Wings, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports. Analysis: Neither will fellow forward Chris Kelly, which paves the way for Justin Florek and Jordan Caron to remain in the Bruins' mix up front for Sunday's Game 2 against Detroit.
News: Brent Seabrook was handed a three-game suspension Sunday for his illegal hit on the Blues' David Backes during Saturday's Game 2, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Analysis: Brent Seabrook was immediately ejected following the hit, and with Blues coach Ken Hitchcock sounding pessimistic about Backes' chances of being available for Game 3, the league office moved quickly to keep Seabrook off the ice as well. It's a big loss for the Blackhawks, as Seabrook had provided two points in each of the first two games of the series. They'll now be without his services until Game 6 while they try to overcome a 2-0 series deficit.
News: Matt Bartkowski (illness) will not be in the lineup for Sunday's Game 2 against the Red Wings, CSNNE.com's Joe Haggerty reports. Analysis: Matt Bartkowski will now miss the first two games of the series with the illness, as Kevan Miller draws in on defense in his stead.
News: Nick Foligno (knee) was able to skate on his own after Saturday's morning session, Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Analysis: Coach Todd Richards said afterwards that he hopes to have Nick Foligno available for Monday's Game 3. He's missed the Blue Jackets' last seven games with the injury.
News: Brenden Dillon (lower body) will not rejoin the Stars' lineup for Monday's Game 3 against the Ducks, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports. Analysis: Brenden Dillon was able to skate before Sunday's practice, but it still looks like he's going to need some more time to recover from the lower-body injury. With the Stars already in a 2-0 hole in the series, it's possible we may not see Dillon again this season if the Ducks are able to clinch over the final two games.
News: Marcel Goc (foot) skated with the healthy scratches of Saturday's Game 2 during Sunday's optional session. Analysis: While the activity is encouraging, the fact that Marcel Goc has yet to partake in a full practice since sustaining the injury would suggest he won't be available for Monday's Game 3. He could be eyeing a return later in the series.
News: Coach Dan Bylsma said Brian Gibbons (undisclosed) is being considered day-to-day. Analysis: Bylsma didn't provide much illumination on the status of Brian Gibbons, who was removed from Saturday's Game 2 in the second period with the undisclosed ailment. His two first-period goals but the Penguins in control of the game early, but the team ultimately surrendered the lead in the third period before losing in double overtime.
News: Travis Moen (concussion) took part in puck battle drills during Sunday's morning skate, John Lu of TSN Montreal reports. Analysis: It's another sign of progress for Travis Moen as he recovers from his concussion, creating the possibility that he may be able to return before the series with the Lighting comes to a close. Consider him questionable for Tuesday's Game 4.
News: Brandon Dubinsky was all over the score sheet Saturday, picking up an assist on Matt Calvert's game winner in the second OT period while recording nine shots, eight hits (both team highs) and four PIMs. Analysis: He did this while being asked to blanket Sidney Crosby, a job he also did very well. Brandon Dubinsky has become the Blue Jackets' heart and soul, and if they pull off the first round upset and make any noise this postseason, he'll be at the center of the action.