Chris Kunitz
Penguins' Chris Kunitz: Registers two assists in Game 1 win
Chris Kunitz, LW, PIT
5/29/2017
News: Kunitz recorded two assists over 15:47 of ice time during Monday's Game 1 win over Nashville.

This was the second consecutive multi-point game for Kunitz, as he scored twice and added an assist during Pittsburgh's Game 7 win over Ottawa to reach the Stanley Cup finals. He missed all of Round 1 against Columbus, and recorded just two assists over his first 13 postseason contests, but the veteran has made a huge impact the past two games for the defending champions.

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Carl Hagelin
Penguins' Carl Hagelin: Likely out for Game 1
Carl Hagelin, LW, PIT
5/29/2017
News: Hagelin didn't take part in Monday's pre-game line rushes and is likely to sit out Game 1, Sam Werner of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

With Patric Hornqvist (upper body) returning to action, it appears Hagelin has become the odd man out, at least for the first game of the Stanley Cup Final. Hornqvist, along with Matt Cullen and Jake Guentzel, comprised the team's fourth line in warmups.

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Viktor Stalberg
Senators' Viktor Stalberg: Injury revealed as abdominal
Viktor Stalberg, LW, OTT
5/29/2017
News: Stalberg fought through an abdominal injury during the playoffs, Bruce Garrioch of TSN reports.

The winger missed the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals against Pittsburgh with what was at the time an undisclosed injury. Even when healthy, the winger wasn't able to get much going offensively, with only two points--both assists--in 17 playoff games.

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Mark Stone
Senators' Mark Stone: Struggling with leg injury
Mark Stone, RW, OTT
5/29/2017
News: Stone fought through a leg ailment during the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs, Bruce Garrioch of Postmedia reports.

Considering Stone registered his third straight 50-plus point season, fantasy owners will no doubt be disappointed in his performance in the Eastern Conference finals in which he tallied just one goal and one assist. How much the winger's previously undisclosed leg injury affected his play will probably never be fully known. Despite the postseason let down, you have to imagine the 25-year-old will be one of Ottawa's protected players heading into the expansion draft.

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Clarke MacArthur
Senators' Clarke MacArthur: Dealing with neck ailment
Clarke MacArthur, LW, OTT
5/29/2017
News: MacArthur was playing with an ongoing neck injury, Bruce Garrioch of Postmedia reports.

It is unclear if MacArthur's neck injury is related to the concussions that kept him out for all but the final four games of the regular season. The winger was crucial to the Senators' postseason run as he racked up three goals and six helpers during the playoffs. General manager Pierre Dorion didn't seem overly concerned about this ailment's long-term impact, so look for the 32-year-old to be ready for a full 82-game season next year.

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Patric Hornqvist
Penguins' Patric Hornqvist: Will play Monday
Patric Hornqvist, RW, PIT
5/29/2017
News: Hornqvist (upper body) will be in the lineup for Game 1 against Nashville on Monday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

With seven points in the playoffs so far, the winger was playing well before getting injured. This will certainly give the Penguins an extra bit of depth up front for the Stanley Cup Finals.

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Alex Burrows
Senators' Alex Burrows: Misses final four games
Alex Burrows, LW, OTT
5/29/2017
News: Burrows (ankle) was unable to rejoin the lineup and missed Ottawa's last four outings of the season.

Prior to getting hurt, Burrows had a somewhat disappointing postseason as he went goalless in all 15 outings while tallying just five helpers. Since joining the Senators, the winger potted 11 points in 20 contests, but was unable to consistently contribute in the playoffs. The 36-year-old will now turn his attention to getting ready for the 2017-18 season, which figures to be his first full campaign in the red and black.

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Kieffer Bellows
Islanders' Kieffer Bellows: Leaving college to play in WHL
Kieffer Bellows, LW, NYI
5/28/2017
News: Bellows will be leaving Boston University for WHL Portland, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.

Bellows, who was the 19th overall pick in last summer's draft, had a rough freshman season for the Terriers. He was a healthy scratch on multiple occasions early in the season and his final numbers (seven goals, 14 points in 34 games) were disappointing. Bellows should fare much better next season in the WHL. His decision to leave the collegiate ranks opens the door for him to sign an entry-level deal with the Islanders.

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T.J. Oshie
Capitals' T.J. Oshie: Close to re-singing with Caps
T.J. Oshie, RW, WAS
5/27/2017
News: Oshie is close to a deal that will have him return to Washington, J.J. Regan of CSN Mid Atlantic reports.

According to the report, John Shannon of Sportsnet was the first to report that a deal between the Caps and Oshie was "all but done." Oshie is coming off a career year, surpassing the 30-goal threshold for the first time in his career. His 33 goals were tied for the team high with Alex Ovechkin.

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Conor Sheary
Penguins' Conor Sheary: Snags helper against Senators
Conor Sheary, LW, PIT
5/26/2017
News: Sheary garnered an assist in Thursday's Game 7 victory over Ottawa.

Sheary reinsertion into the lineup couldn't have come at a better time for the Penguins as his feed to Chris Kunitz gave them an early 1-0 lead in Thursday's double overtime thriller. The 24-year-old spent the previous two contests watching from the press box in favor of Josh Archibald, but may have retaken his spot in the lineup with his Game 7 performance -- although his inclusion for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals could be tied to the healthy of Patric Hornqvist (upper body). Sheary logged his highest ice time of the season (21:44) in addition to firing off four shots on goal and dishing out a pair of hits.

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