Ryan Strome
Islanders' Ryan Strome: Is not expected to play in Game 4
Ryan Strome, C, NYI
1:19 PM
News: Strome will likely be a healthy scratch for Game 4 on Friday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

Strome has sort of become a whipping boy for coach Jack Capuano this year as Friday would be the fourth game in which he would be a healthy scratch this playoff season. Strome was skating Thursday on what would be considered a fifth line, hardly an indication that Capuano is dying to get him back in the lineup.

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Dominic Moore
Rangers' Dominic Moore: Unlikely to return next year
Dominic Moore, C, NYR
1:01 PM
News: Moore is unlikely to return to the Rangers next season, according to the New York Daily News.

The Rangers signed the defensively oriented pivot to a two-year, $3 million contract in 2014, so he's set for free agency this offseason. With the Blueshirts likely looking to mix things up on their roster in search of some more offensive punch, Moore's not likely part of next season's picture, but he doesn't quite seem ready for retirement yet. It's likely that he'll lace 'em up again for his age-36 season, helping some franchise in his typical role as a fourth-liner and penalty killer.

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Brad Richards
Red Wings' Brad Richards: Likely done in Motor City
Brad Richards, C, DET
10:57 AM
News: Richards, a pending unrestricted free agent, is not likely to return to the Red Wings next season with retirement also a possibility, MLive.com reports.

Richards has 15 years of service time in the NHL, having played for three teams in the last three years. He has a lot to think about since Tampa Bay ousted Detroit in the first round of the playoffs. "Going to go get away and relax for a bit," Richards said. "Three teams in three years, a lot of hockey, so I think mentally I think I need to just go recharge the batteries. Richards is a two-time Stanley Cup winner, having reached the Promised Land with the Lightning (2004) and the Blackhawks (2015). Unfortunately, his 2015-16 campaign arguably was among the worst of his career as battled through a back injury and only produced 28 points (10 goals, 18 assists) in 68 games.

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Matt Cullen
Penguins' Matt Cullen: Pots third goal of postseason
Matt Cullen, C, PIT
2:19 AM
News: Cullen scored his third goal of the postseason in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime win over Washington.

Cullen has been a solid source of secondary scoring for the normally top-heavy Penguins. The 39-year-old had 16 goals in 82 regular season appearances, but is outperforming that pace significantly with three goals in nine playoff contests.

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Jay Beagle
Capitals' Jay Beagle: Scores third goal of postseason
Jay Beagle, C, WAS
1:37 AM
News: Beagle scored his third goal of the postseason despite playing only 10:59 in Wednesday's 3-2 loss at Pittsburgh.

Beagle saw the second least ice time of any Capitals forward, and has now dipped under 11 minutes in consecutive contests after exceeding 15 minutes in the previous two. His eight-goal regular season suggests Beagle isn't normally much of an offensive threat, so don't expect his usage to rise much against the high-scoring Penguins despite his effectiveness in this one.

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Frank Vatrano
Bruins' Frank Vatrano: Added to America's World Championship roster
Frank Vatrano, C, BOS
5/4/2016
News: Vatrano will participate in the 2016 IIHF World Championship in Russia after being added to the United States' roster Tuesday.

Vatrano's selection is yet another unlikely turn in his first professional season. The Massachusetts native was never drafted, but just claimed the AHL's Willie Marshall award as leading goal-scorer and a share of the Garrett Award given to the league's most outstanding rookie after scoring 34 goals and 51 points in just 34 games. Vatrano also played 39 games for Boston, scoring an additional eight goals and 11 points while showing some real promise even when the pucks weren't going in. By being give a chance to play against some of the world's best players in Russia, Vatrano could continue to build his confidence and become a real goal-scoring force for the Bruins next season.

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Tyler Seguin
Stars' Tyler Seguin: Ruled out for Game 4
Tyler Seguin, C, DAL
5/4/2016
News: Seguin (lower body) will not suit up for Thursday's Game 4 matchup with the Blues, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Seguin has played in just one outing since mid-March and will be sidelined for his eighth consecutive contest. The winger was fantastic this season when healthy as he racked up 73 points in 72 contests. Without the 24-year-old in the lineup, the Stars face an uphill battle to get into the next round of the playoffs. If he can get back on the ice for Game 5, Seguin's productivity would make him a top-end fantasy option.

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Marcus Johansson
Capitals' Marcus Johansson: Will suit up for Game 4
Marcus Johansson, C, WAS
5/4/2016
News: Johansson (upper body) will be back in the lineup against the Penguins for Wednesday's Game 4 matchup, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

With Johansson not missing any significant time, the Capitals will likely consider this a fair trade to get Kris Letang (suspension) sidelined for Game 4. Johansson has been a major contributor during Washington's playoff run as he has tallied seven points in nine postseason contests. Given his production, the winger is certainly worth a look for your fantasy lineups.

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Paul Stastny
Blues' Paul Stastny: Helps out in Game 3 win
Paul Stastny, C, STL
5/4/2016
News: Stastny registered an assist Tuesday in a 6-1 thrashing of the Stars for Game 3.

Stastny could afford to pick up the pace in the playoffs, as he's minus-2 with three helpers for his only points in 10 games. He won't score a ton of goals, but led his team with 39 apples in the regular season. He made it look easy with his dump pass to Alexander Steen for the lamp-lighter Tuesday.

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Colton Sceviour
Stars' Colton Sceviour: Opens up scoring with second of playoffs
Colton Sceviour, C, DAL
5/4/2016
News: Sceviour lit the lamp for the Stars' only goal in Tuesday's 6-1 loss to St. Louis in Game 3.

Sceviour has rarely reached the scoreboard in the playoffs -- and even the regular season -- but the 27-year-old has done so in two straight. Don't get too excited, as the 2007 fourth-round pick has not built a streak longer than two this year, but the three points in the postseason does equal his career high.

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