Scott Darling G CHI 5 hours ago
Darling will be between the pipes for Game 3 on Sunday against the Predators, Mark Lazerus of The Chicago Sun-Times reports.
It isn't a huge surprise, as Corey Crawford has struggled in back-to-back starts, allowing nine goals on 47 shots over that span. Darling, on the other hand, was phenomenal in relief of Crawford in Game 1 of the series, turning away every one of Nashville's 42 shots en route to a 4-3 double-overtime victory. He'll look to build on that outstanding performance on Sunday.
Mathieu Perreault C WPG 5 hours ago
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.
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.
Matt Cooke LW MIN 5 hours ago
Cooke will suit up on Saturday for Game 2 of the Wild's first-round playoff matchup with St. Louis, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Cooke hasn't played since Feb. 1, and has been plagued by injury for much of the season. He leads the Wild in career playoff games (103), and will add a veteran presence to Minnesota's lineup.
Braden Holtby G WAS 5 hours ago
Holtby (illness) returned to practice on Saturday, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.
Holtby missed Friday's morning skate due to illness, but was 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 RW MIN 5 hours ago
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.
Fontaine won't be able to suit up on Saturday due to an illness. His next chance to return to Minnesota's lineup will come on Monday.
Mike Fisher C NAS 5 hours ago
Fisher (lower body) will make the trip to Chicago with the Predators, John Glennon of the Tennessean reports.
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 D NAS 5 hours ago
Weber will not make the trip to Chicago with the Predators, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports.
It's a huge blow to the Predators, who will be without 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 D PIT 6 hours ago
Ehrhoff will not play on Saturday in Game 2 of the Penguins' playoff series against the Rangers.
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.
Christopher Tanev D VAN 6 hours ago
Tanev earned two assists in Friday's Game 2 win over the Canucks.
After wrapping up a career-best 20-point season last weekend, Tanev remained productive in Game 2, setting up the second and fourth Vancouver tallies of the evening. While it's possible the 25-year-old will attain some more offensive involvement in future seasons, he doesn't score quite frequently enough at this stage to attract much interest in fantasy circles.
Derrick Pouliot D PIT 6 hours ago
Pouliot will not play on Saturday in Game 2 of the Penguins' playoff series against the Rangers.
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.