Alex Pietrangelo admitted that the lower body injury he suffered in the second round of the playoffs was a sprained knee.
Pietrangelo sustained the injury in Game 1 when he was hit into the boards by Los Angeles' Dwight King. "Yeah, it happened on the hit," Pietrangelo said. "I could feel something wrong. I went off (the ice) and they re-evaluated it and realized there was more of an issue than I originally thought. But we did a pretty good job working on it the next couple of days and I got back to pretty good health." Pietrangelo was smashed into the boards head first, which caused some initial speculation that he might have a concussion. Pietrangelo said that was his first worry, but fortunately he was fine in that regard.