Matt Murray
Penguins' Matt Murray: Beats Capitals in spectacular fashion in Game 3
Matt Murray, G, PIT
10:29 PM
News: Murray was a monster in Game 3 on Monday, turning aside 47 of 49 shots in a 3-2 win over the Capitals.

On top of the obvious triumph in the win column, the 21-year-old rookie also set a franchise record for most regulation saves ever in a playoff game. It was almost surreal to see Marc-Andre Fleury -- the Penguins' long-time starting netminder who dressed for the first time Monday since suffering a concussion -- congratulating Murray on the ice after the game, but Murray is 5-1 now with a 1.79 GAA and a .944 save percentage in the playoffs. That said, he'll need to really falter for Fleury to replace him in the crease. It'll be interesting to see what kind of momentum Murray brings into Game 4 on Wednesday night.

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Braden Holtby
Capitals' Braden Holtby: Falls to Pens again in Game 3
Braden Holtby, G, WAS
10:15 PM
News: Holtby allowed three goals on 23 shots in a 3-2 loss to the Penguins on Wednesday in Game 3.

The Vezina Trophy frontrunner was outdueled -- again -- by 21-year-old rookie Matt Murray, who did his best brick-wall impression with a whopping 47 saves. It's a little strange for Holtby to have a 5-4 record in the playoffs after he posted a sparking 48-9-7 mark in the regular season, but postseason hockey is a different animal and the Penguins are a handful. That said, the Saskatchewan native is the backbone of the Caps and will be counted on for a huge performance in Game 4 on Wednesday, which is again on the road in Pennsylvania.

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Josh Bailey
Islanders' Josh Bailey: Likely to play Tuesday
Josh Bailey, LW, NYI
9:13 PM
News: Bailey (undisclosed) could play in Game 3 on Tuesday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

Bailey has yet to play in the series but should return for Game 3 unless something unforeseen happens during the morning skate. Bailey will likely return to his role as a win on the third line.

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Jaroslav Halak
Islanders' Jaroslav Halak: Still not ready to play
Jaroslav Halak, G, NYI
9:07 PM
News: Halak (groin) still isn't ready to return to the Islanders, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

Even if Halak was healthy he would not be starting for the Isles. Thomas Greiss has been nothing short of spectacular in the playoffs as he has a .937 save percentage and has won five of his eight starts. Still, the Isles would like to see Halak at least be able to serve as the backup goaltender but even though he is skating and participating in practice he will still watch Game 3 on Tuesday from the press box.

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Ryan Reaves
Blues' Ryan Reaves: Will play Game 3
Ryan Reaves, RW, STL
9:05 PM
News: Reaves will be in the active lineup for Tuesday's Game 3 against Dallas, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports.

Reaves was activated for Game 2, his first action since Game 2 of the first-round series against Chicago, and announced his presence with five hits and eight shifts. He'll skate on the fourth line and provide the same sort of grit he did in Game 2.

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Marc-Andre Fleury
Penguins' Marc-Andre Fleury: Serves as backup in Game 3
Marc-Andre Fleury, G, PIT
6:53 PM
News: Fleury (concussion) will serve as backup to Matt Murray on Monday in Game 3, Arpon Basu of LNH.com reports.

The fact that Fleury is dressed for Game 3 and available to play suggests that he's finally recovered from his concussion, but coach Mike Sullivan apparently still doesn't have complete trust in Fleury's ability to play at full strength. Monday will be the first time that Fleury has been active since March.

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Rasmus Rissanen
Hurricanes' Rasmus Rissanen: Headed overseas on two-year deal
Rasmus Rissanen, D, CAR
2:39 PM
News: Rissanen signed a two-year contract with Jokerit Helsinki of the KHL on Monday.

The 2009 sixth-round pick spent all of 2015-16 in the AHL with Charlotte, accumulating 13 points over 54 games. He will now return to his native Finland on a two-year deal to play in the KHL. At just 24 years of age, it's possible he will return to the US again at some point but there's no guarantee of that at this point.

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Joey Hishon
Avalanche's Joey Hishon: Inks two-year deal in KHL
Joey Hishon, C, COL
2:29 PM
News: Hishon signed a two-year contract with Jokerit Helsinki of the KHL on Monday.

Hishon's last NHL action came in 2014-15, so it appears he will instead pursue his professional career overseas. The deal if for two years and there's no mention of an NHL out clause so it's quite possible he won't be eligible to play in the US again until that contract runs out. the 24-year-old 2010 first-round pick notched 43 points over 62 games last season with AHL San Antonio.

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Erik Condra
Lightning's Erik Condra: Could play in Game 3
Erik Condra, RW, TB
12:33 PM
News: Condra (undisclosed) skates twice since injury, could play, Bryan Burns of TampaBayLightning.com reports.

Condra said that he is not sure if he'll play Tuesday against the Islanders for Game 3, but having skated twice since his injury, he said,"I feel good". Coming off a 4-1 win over the Islanders in Game 2, the Lightning could use all of the help they can get to maintain the momentum won in Game 2 against a hot Islanders team.

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Patrick Eaves
Stars' Patrick Eaves: Skating again on Monday
Patrick Eaves, RW, DAL
12:19 PM
News: Eaves (lower body) skated on Monday morning.

While Eaves has been day-to-day, his teammate Tyler Seguin has missed the majority of the playoffs thus far. In Eaves' absence, Valeri Nichuskin has drawn into the lineup to fill the winger's spot. It is believed that Eaves will return for Game 3 on Tuesday, but his status will most likely be updated further before then.

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