News: P.A. Parenteau (upper body) will not play in Game 2 Friday against the Senators, Jessica Rusnak of TSN 690 in Montreal reports. Analysis: P.A. Parenteau did not take part in practice Thursday after playing 12:13 in Wednesday's Game 1 victory over the Senators. His injury is unknown at this time, but look for an update on his status prior to Game 3 on Sunday.
News: Justin Fontaine gathered an assist in the Wild's Game 1 victory over the Blues on Thursday. Analysis: Justin Fontaine received a spot on the Wild's fourth line ahead of the likes of Ryan Carter, Erik Haula, and Jordan Schroeder for the postseason opener, and seemed to take advantage of the opportunity. He set up Jason Zucker's wraparound goal to stake the Wild to an early 1-0 advantage.
News: Jarret Stoll has been arrested in Las Vegas for possession of cocaine and MDMA (ecstacy) possession, according to Vanessa Murphy of 8News. Analysis: The news broke at 11:30 p.m. Eastern, so there has been no response yet by the team or the NHL. More when it becomes available.
News: Kevin Bieksa will play on Friday in Game 2 of the Canucks' playoff series against the Flames, Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet reports. Analysis: Kevin Bieksa missed Game 1 of the series due to an illness. However, it appears as though the ailment wasn't too serious, as he'll return to the Canucks' lineup on Friday against Calgary. Bieksa has tallied four goals and 10 assists in 60 games with the Canucks this season.
News: Mike Fisher (lower body) will not play on Friday in Game 2 of the Predators' playoff series against the Blackhawks, Brooks Bratten of NHL.com reports. Analysis: As expected, Mike Fisher's lower body ailment will keep him out of Friday's contest against Chicago. His next chance to suit up will come on Sunday in Game 3 of the series.
News: Cody Franson will play on Friday in Game 2 of Nashville's playoff series against the Blackhawks, Brooks Bratten of NHL.com reports. Analysis: As expected, Cody Franson will return to the Predator's lineup on Friday against the Blackhawks. He'll likely return to his spot on the team's third defensive pairing. Franson has tallied one goal and three assists in 23 games with Nashville this season.
News: Pekka Rinne will be in the crease on Friday for Game 2 of Nashville's playoff series against the Blackhawks, Thomas Willis of the Predators' official site reports. Analysis: Pekka Rinne will look to bounce back from his performance in Game 1 of the series, in which he allowed four goals on 42 shots.
News: Kerby Rychel will miss the rest of the season due to a concussion he suffered in February, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports. Analysis: It's an unfortunate conclusion to the season for the former first-round pick. Concussions are often times unpredictable injuries, as has been the case with Kerby Rychel's ailment. He'll look to get 100% healthy during the offseason.
News: Mark Stone (wrist) will play in Game 2 against the Canadiens, John Lu of TSN reports. Analysis: Mark Stone reportedly looked uncomfortable in warmups, but took part in line rushes and will give it a go. Assuming no setbacks occur, it seems likely he'll play the remainder of the series.
News: Carey Price will get the start in net Friday against the Senators in Game 2 of the Canadiens' opening playoff series, Amanda Stein of TSN 690 reports. Analysis: It's hardly a surprise that the Habs' plan to lean heavily on their stud goaltender during the playoffs. Carey Price will look to bounce back from his performance in Game 1 of the series in which he allowed three goals on 33 shots.