News: Martin Havlat
(groin) took regular shifts in the first period of Saturday's game, but did not return after the first intermission, according to the braodcast team on TSN.
How many body parts can a Martin Havlat
hurt if a Havlat could hurt body parts? The guy is cursed. Don't hold your breath this time.
News: Kyle Clifford
(undisclosed) is not in the lineup for Saturday's Game 3 against the Sharks.
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: Tim Kennedy
has been 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: 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.
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: 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.
News: Eric Boulton
signed a one-year contract with the Islanders, according to the Islanders web site.
Analysis: Eric Boulton
is on the team for one reason, and one reason only, and that is to add some toughness to an otherwise soft lineup.
News: Brad Marchand
notched the game-winner in overtime, while adding an assist in 22:17 of ice time in Thursday's Game 1 of the Bruins' second-round series against the Rangers.
Analysis: Brad Marchand
left Thursday's morning skate in some pain due to an undisclosed injury, but not only did he suit up that evening, he turned in arguably his best effort in the postseason to date.
News: Adam Burish
's upper body injury has been classified as a broken hand, CSN Bay Area reports.
Analysis: Adam Burish
has already been ruled out for the remainder of the second-round series against the Kings. While Burish maintained that he'd like to get on the ice at some point in the series, that seems unlikely to happen until he actually gets on the ice in practice, which he is not yet doing.