Evander Kane LW WPG 51 Mins
Evander Kane (lower body) took part in Friday's practice.
Kane has been cleared for contact, but he wouldn't talk about the possibility of returning to the lineup. "We're not going to go down that road again," Kane said. "We'll see. I have to talk to Claude and we'll go from there." Kane is referring to an incident last month where Kane said he was healthy enough to play and Jets coach Claude Noel felt otherwise. Kane, upset over being kept out of the lineup longer than he would have liked, called himself a healthy scratch. At any rate, he's questionable for Saturday's game.
Marc Staal D NYR 2 Hrs
Marc Staal (concussion) has been participating in off-ice conditioning exercises for three straight days.
"As far as I know he's been doing real well," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. Staal has missed three straight games and, as expected, there is no timetable for his return.
Philipp Grubauer G WAS 2 Hrs
Philipp Grubauer will make his second career NHL start on Friday.
Grubauer came into Tuesday's contest after Braden Holtby allowed three goals on just eight shots. Grubauer turned aside 32 of 34 shots in regulation to help Washington earn a come-from-behind 6-5 shootout victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Bryan Bickell LW CHI 2 Hrs
Bryan Bickell (lower body) took part in the Blackhawks' practice on Friday.
"I feel great," Bickell said. "First practice with the team in a while. I feel I'm getting stronger and better every day." Bickell isn't sure when he'll return, but Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville thinks he'll be sidelined for at least another week.