News: Kyle Clifford (undisclosed) is not in the lineup for Saturday's Game 3. Analysis: Kyle Clifford did not play in the series' fist two games due to an injury he apparently suffered during the team's first round series against St. Louis. He continues to be listed as day-to-day.
News: Jarret Stoll (head) is not in the lineup for Saturday's Game 3. Analysis: Jarret Stoll suffered a head injury after being hit by Raffi Torres of the Sharks. It is unknown how long he will remain out of the lineup.
News: Tim Kennedy was scratched from the lineup for Saturday's Game 3. Analysis: Tim Kennedy did not play in Game 1 of the series and played just 6:51 in Game 2. He has not played a significant role throughout the playoffs, and it appears that is not going to change going forward.
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.