OUTBen Chiarot
D MTL
Tue 4/13/21 12:06 PM

Chiarot (hand) could be ready to return at some point within Montreal's next 3-5 games, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
EDGE Analysis
Chiarot has been sidelined for a little over a month with a broken hand, but he should be ready to rejoin the Canadiens' lineup within the next week or so. The 29-year-old blueliner has picked up five points and 44 PIM through 25 games this campaign.

OUTMichael Raffl
LW WSH
Tue 4/13/21 12:03 PM

Raffl is dealing with an undisclosed injury and won't play Tuesday against the Flyers, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.
EDGE Analysis
Raffl's injury isn't believed to be overly serious, but at this point it isn't clear when he might be ready to make his Capitals debut. The 32-year-old forward picked up eight points in 34 games with the Flyers before being traded to Washington on Monday.

Igor Shesterkin
G NYR
Tue 4/13/21 12:01 PM

Shesterkin will patrol the crease during Tuesday's road game versus the Devils.
EDGE Analysis
Shesterkin was decent in his last start Sunday against the Islanders, stopping 29 of 32 shots, but he ultimately suffered his 12th loss of the season in overtime. He'll attempt to snap his two-game losing streak in a road matchup with a New Jersey team that's 4-15-3 at home this year.

IRTuukka Rask
G BOS
Tue 4/13/21 12:00 PM

Rask (upper body) is a candidate to start Thursday night's game against the Islanders, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
Rask, who last saw game action March 25, has been on the ice with his teammates and is targeting a return to the Bruins' net Thursday, while Jeremy Swayman draws the starting nod Tuesday night versus the Sabres. Meanwhile, Jaroslav Halak remains in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol.

Nico Hischier
C NJ
Tue 4/13/21 11:58 AM

Hischier (face) will be activated off injured reserve and return to the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rangers, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
Hischier has been limited to just five games this campaign due to various injuries, picking up two goals and three points over that span, but he'll finally make his return to the lineup following a six-week absence Tuesday. The 22-year-old pivot will likely return to a top-six role and a spot on one of New Jersey's power-play units against the Rangers.

IRCurtis Lazar
C/LW BOS
Tue 4/13/21 11:56 AM

Lazar (lower body) is a game-time decision for Tuesday night's game against the Sabres, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
EDGE Analysis
The report notes that Lazar is dealing with a soft-tissue injury. While the Bruins' recent trade acquisition has indicated that he's ready to play, GM Don Sweeney previously suggested that the bottom six forward might need a few days to get ready to join the team's lineup. Either way, when Lazar does make his debut for Boston, he's in line for fourth-line duty.

DTDTrent Frederic
C BOS
Tue 4/13/21 11:50 AM

Frederic (illness) skated with the Bruins' taxi squad Tuesday , Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
Though Frederic is back on the ice, he's not quite ready to join the Bruins' lineup, as he needs to build his conditioning, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports. The rugged forward could return to action as soon as Thursday night's game against the Islanders.

Anton Khudobin
G DAL
Tue 4/13/21 11:39 AM

Per Bruce LeVine of Dallas Stars Radio, Khudobin was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate, indicating he'll get the start in goal in Tuesday's home game versus Florida.
EDGE Analysis
Khudobin has been sharp recently, going 2-0-1 while maintaining an impressive 1.30 GAA and .950 save percentage through his last three starts. The veteran netminder will try to secure his 10th win of the season in a home matchup with a slumping Panthers squad that's lost three straight games.

IRPavel Francouz
G COL
Tue 4/13/21 11:36 AM

Francouz (lower body) has undergone surgery and won't be ready to return in 2020-21, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Francouz is expected to be healthy ahead of the 2021-22 season, but the Avalanche will have to roll with the trio of Philipp Grubauer, Devan Dubnyk and Jonas Johansson for the rest of the current campaign. Francouz has missed the entirety of 2020-21 with a lower-body injury.

Jeremy Swayman
G BOS
Tue 4/13/21 11:34 AM

Swayman is slated to start Tuesday night's game against the Sabres, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
Though Tuukka Rask appears to be nearing a return from an upper-body injury, Swayman will get the nod in net Tuesday, with Jaroslav Halak (COVID-19 protocols) still unavailable. As bad as the Bruins looked in Sunday's 8-1 loss to the Capitals, a bounce back figures to be in order versus the last-place Sabres, with Boston welcoming trade acquisitions Taylor Hall and Mike Reilly to the lineup and top blueliner Charlie McAvoy (upper body) poised to return to action.