News: David Desharnais (illness) is en route to Tampa and expected to arrive Tuesday afternoon, ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun reports. Analysis: David Desharnais is thus a candidate to play Wednesday against the Lightning, though added clarity on that front may not arrive until the Habs' pre-game skate in advance of Game 3.
News: Raphael Diaz (lower body) is slated to play Tuesday against the Ducks, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet.ca reports. Analysis: Based on the team's pre-game skate, Raphael Diaz -- who last suited up on April 2 -- figures to work on the Flames' third defensive pairing Tuesday, along with David Schlemko.
News: Eric Fehr (shoulder) won't play in Wednesday's Game 4 against the Rangers, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports. Analysis: Coach Barry Trotz acknowledged that it might be tough to find a spot for Eric Fehr in the team's lineup right now, but that of course could change if a Caps' forward gets injured on Wednesday.
News: Chris Stewart (upper body) won't play Tuesday against Chicago. Analysis: Previous reports suggested that Chris Stewart is dealing with an arm injury, but in any case, the forward is considered day-to-day by the Wild in advance of Thursday's Game 4.
News: Sam Bennett will remain in the Flames' lineup Tuesday against the Ducks, which will mark his 10th appearance for the team. Analysis: By playing in his 10th NHL contest, the first season of Sam Bennett's entry-level contract with the team kicks in, but the play of the 18-year-old has given the Flames no reason to take him out of their lineup. In eight playoff games to date, Bennett has tallied three goals and an assist.
News: Lance Bouma (upper body) was missing from practice on Tuesday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 reports. Analysis: Lance Bouma has yet to lace up the skates in these playoffs and it looks like Tuesday night's Game 3 will be no different. It's unclear whether he will even be available for the rest of the playoffs at some point.
News: Cedric Paquette (undisclosed injury) practiced Tuesday, NHL.com's Bryan Burns reports. Analysis: Cedric Paquette skated with Brian Boyle and Valtteri Filppula at practice Tuesday, which bodes well for his status for Wednesday's Game 3 against Montreal, though coach Jon Cooper previously indicated that the forward would be a game-time decision for the contest.
News: Micheal Ferland (upper body), who didn't end up playing in Sunday's Game 2, could join the lineup for Tuesday's Game 3 against the Ducks, the Calgary Herald reports. Analysis: Micheal Ferland indicated before Game 2 that he'd be able to play, but he was ultimately held out of the contest. Two days later, he may actually be ready to go.
News: Mark Giordano (biceps) is unlikely to be available this week, the Calgary Herald reports. Analysis: Mark Giordano can seemingly be ruled out for Tuesday's Game 3 and Friday's Game 4, but he could perhaps return later in the series, if his teammates are able to extend it past four or five games.
News: John Gibson (illness) practiced Monday and should be ready to return to his backup role for Tuesday's Game 3 against the Flames, the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: While John Gibson played pretty well this season, the Ducks are off to a 6-0 start in the playoffs with Frederik Andersen between the pipes. Andersen has thus earned himself some leeway, leaving Gibson as the clear No. 2.