News: Matt Greene (lower body) was scratched from Saturday's lineup for Game 3. Analysis: Matt Greene has only played in five games this season and hasn't been in the lineup since Apr. 24. His status going forward remains unknown, but he is not likely to be a major contributor through the remainder of the playoffs.
News: Alec Martinez was scratched from the lineup for Saturday's Game 3. Analysis: The team did not state a reason for the move and has not provided any information regarding his status for Game 4. Alec Martinez has seen his ice time decrease slightly in the first two games of the series, and he played just 11:49 in Game 2.
News: Craig Anderson will start Game 3 against Pittsburgh on Sunday, Sportsnet.ca's Ian Mendes reports. Analysis: Craig Anderson has taken a beating from Pittsburgh in the first two games, allowing a miserable seven goals on just 51 shots. A regular season GAA of 1.69 gives Ottawa a reason to keep the faith in Anderson, however, and his odds of pulling off a win are aided by the return of Jason Spezza (back), who hasn't played since Jan. 27.
News: Jason Spezza (back) will make his return in Sunday's Game 3 against Pittsburgh. Analysis: What merely seemed probable earlier Saturday appears set in stone now. Jason Spezza will play Sunday, giving Ottawa a glimmer of hope despite their two-game deficit to Pittsburgh.
News: Coach Todd McLellan has confirmed that Martin Havlat will be in the line-up Saturday against Los Angeles, NHL.com reports. Analysis: This is a big return for San Jose as they are still down forwards Raffi Torres (suspension) and Adam Burish (hand).
News: Drew Miller (hand) will play in Game 2 against Chicago on Saturday, Detroit News writer John Niyo reports. Analysis: Drew Miller will displace Todd Bertuzzi from the rotation, giving Detroit a bit more burst on the fourth line.
News: Todd Bertuzzi will not play in Game 2 against Chicago on Saturday, Detroit News writer John Niyo reports. Analysis: Todd Bertuzzi lands on the bench due to the return of Drew Miller, who had been sitting due to a hand injury.
News: Daniel Carcillo has played in the last three Blackhawks' playoff games heading into Saturday's Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Red Wings, ESPN Chicago reports. Analysis: Daniel Carcillo had been in and out of the lineup during the 2013 regular season either because of injuries or as a healthy scratch. He helped his cause to stay in the lineup by collecting an assist on Wednesday in the Game 1 victory over the Red Wings. The more physical team that Chicago faces the more likely that Carcillo will find a spot on the ice.
News: Eric Staal (third-degree MCL sprain) faces a three-month recovery time but will not need surgery, Tampa Tribune writer Erik Erlendsson reports Analysis: It's a significant injury, but the offseason should be enough time for Eric Staal to be ready for the 2013-2014 season, which would have been in jeopardy had he suffered a tear. The news is good, in other words.
News: Viktor Stalberg will be a healthy scratch for Saturday's Game 2 against Detroit, NHL.com's Brian Hedger reports. Analysis: Viktor Stalberg has no known injury issues, so his benching appears to be due to slumping performance and perhaps tensions with the Chicago coaching staff over his playing time.