Mathieu Perreault
Jets' Perreault (Lower Body) Game Time Decision
Mathieu Perreault, C, WPG
4/19/2015
News: Mathieu Perreault (lower body) skated Saturday morning and is considered a game-time decision for Game 2 against the Ducks, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis: Mathieu Perreault is still recovering from a lower body injury he sustained on Apr. 9. Although he's reportedly close to returning to the Jets' lineup, he may have to wait until Game 3 on Monday to do so, as he remains a true game-time decision for Saturday's Game 2. The Jets will provide an update on his status prior to puck drop on Saturday.

Braden Holtby
Caps' Holtby (Illness) Returns To Practice
Braden Holtby, G, WAS
11:54 AM
News: Braden Holtby (illness) returned to practice on Saturday, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Braden Holtby missed Friday's morning skate due to illness, but was still expected to start Friday's contest against the Islanders. However, the illness was serious enough to hold him out of Friday's game. The fact that he was able to return to practice on Saturday indicates that he'll likely get the start in net for Game 3 of the series on Sunday.

Justin Fontaine
Wild's Fontaine (Illness) Out Saturday
Justin Fontaine, RW, MIN
11:49 AM
News: Justin Fontaine (illness) will not play on Saturday in Game 2 of the Wild's playoff series against the Blues, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Analysis: Justin Fontaine will be held out of Saturday's contest due to an illness. His next chance to return to Minnesota's lineup will come on Monday.

Mike Fisher
Preds' Fisher (Lower Body) Will Travel With Team
Mike Fisher, C, NSH
11:35 AM
News: Mike Fisher (lower body) will make the trip to Chicago with the Predators, John Glennon of the Tennessean reports.
Analysis: Mike Fisher was held out of Friday's Game 2 against the Blackhawks with the lower body ailment, but appears to be nearing a return to action. It isn't clear whether or not he'll be able to suit up for Game 3 on Sunday, but the fact that he's travelling to Chicago with the team indicates that he has a legitimate shot at doing so. Nashville will provide an update on his status prior to Game 3 on Sunday.

Shea Weber
Preds' Weber (Lower Body) Won't Travel With Team
Shea Weber, D, NSH
11:30 AM
News: Shea Weber will not make the trip to Chicago with the Predators, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports.
Analysis: It's a huge blow to the Predators, who will be without Shea Weber for at least Games 3 and 4 of their playoff series against the Blackhawks. Weber's next chance to return to Nashville's lineup will come on Saturday, however, the likelihood of that occurring is up in the air at this point in time.

Christian Ehrhoff
Pens' Ehrhoff (Upper Body) Out Saturday
Christian Ehrhoff, D, PIT
11:22 AM
News: Christian Ehrhoff will not play on Saturday in Game 2 of the Penguins' playoff series against the Rangers.
Analysis: Christian Ehrhoff was able to participate in the Penguins' morning skate on Saturday, but still isn't quite ready to make his return to the Pens' lineup. His next chance to suit up will come on Monday.

Derrick Pouliot
Pens' Pouliot (Upper Body) Out Saturday
Derrick Pouliot, D, PIT
11:20 AM
News: Derrick Pouliot will not play on Saturday in Game 2 of the Penguins' playoff series against the Rangers.
Analysis: Derrick Pouliot was able to participate in the Penguins' morning skate on Saturday, but still isn't quite ready to return to game action. His next chance to suit up will come on Monday.

P.A. Parenteau
Habs' Parenteau (Upper Body) Skates Saturday
P.A. Parenteau, RW, MON
10:48 AM
News: P.A. Parenteau (upper body) participated in the Canadiens' morning skate on Saturday, NHL.com's Arpon Basu reports.
Analysis: P.A. Parenteau was held out of Friday's Game 2 against the Senators with an upper body injury, but appears to be nearing a return to game action. He's still day-to-day with the injury, but has a legitimate shot at returning to the Habs' lineup for Game 3 of their series with Ottawa on Sunday.

Justin Abdelkader
Wings' Abdelkader (Hand) Out Saturday
Justin Abdelkader, LW, DET
10:35 AM
News: Justin Abdelkader (hand) will not play on Saturday in Game 2 against Tampa Bay, NHL.com's Bryan Burns reports.
Analysis: Justin Abdelkader was able to skate on Friday in a non-contact jersey, but he still isn't ready to make his return to the Wings' lineup. He should be considered day-to-day, and will get another chance to return to game action on Tuesday.

Kevin Klein
Rangers' Klein (Arm) Skates Saturday
Kevin Klein, D, NYR
9:21 AM
News: Kevin Klein (arm) participated in the Rangers' optional morning skate on Saturday, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.
Analysis: Kevin Klein has already been ruled out of Saturday's Game 2. Head coach Alain Vigneault has stated that Klein will need to log at least one full practice before returning to game action, so the fact that he was able to return to the ice on Saturday, albeit in a limited fashion, is certainly promising in that regard. His next chance to play will come on Monday.

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