Jimmy Murphy: Boston Bruins ahead Brad Marchand and Jake DeBrusk mentioned after the sport that Patrice Bergeron was across the staff all day serving to them prepare.
If Bergeron was actually sick and never in a position to play, they wouldn’t let him do this. He clearly missed the sport on account of an damage.
Michael Russo: Dallas Stars coach Pete DeBoer mentioned that ahead Joe Pavelski is “OK, but banged up” after the hit and hitting “his head on the ice.”
Dumba hit on Pavelski. All three angles. pic.twitter.com/XTB7YqdQu4
— Rob Taub (@RTaub_) April 18, 2023
NOT arguing if it IS/IS NOT a clear hit by Dumba. Optics make it seem to be Dumba finishes the hit off stability.. tells me he doesn’t get clear contact on Pavelski and is how he’s ending via the entrance/face/head of Pavelski, not pure shoulder to shoulder. Thoughts with Joe. pic.twitter.com/S5pzKRsUXp
— Aaron Ward (@NHL_AaronWard) April 18, 2023
Erik Erlendsson: Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper mentioned that ahead Tanner Jeannot received’t be prepared for Game 1 tonight.
Chris Krenn: Cooper on Jeannot: “He’s definitely not going in Game 1, but what went from week-to-week has definitely been trimmed down to day-to-day.”
As #GoBolts take to the ice forward of follow earlier than heading to Toronto, Tanner Jeannot seems to be to be a participant, which might be a big growth from final week right now #TBLightning pic.twitter.com/Psp3AI97dE
— Lightning Insider (@Erik_Erlendsson) April 17, 2023
Elliotte Friedman: Vegas Golden Knights coach Bruce Cassidy confirms that Mark Stone will play in Game 1 tonight.
Vegas Golden Knights: Golden Knights coach Cassidy on Stone: “We don’t expect too much, it’s his first game in a long time. No matter what, he’ll be a positive influence for us.”
- Jesse Granger: “I’ve seen so many feedback just like this as we speak, and it’s full nonsense. Mark Stone had again surgical procedure on Jan. 31. If something his restoration time is extremely fast, so it’s not as in the event that they drug it out for cap functions. What about it will probably probably construed as a lie? “
- “Even if you believe that nonsense, what motivation is there for it? You really think Vegas held its captain & best player out for cap space, to add Ivan Barbashev, Teddy Blueger and Jonathan Quick (2 of which aren’t even in the lineup)??? People aren’t thinking this through.”
Emma Lingan: Nashville Predators ahead Jeremy Lauzon on his damage
“I’m feeling a bit higher each day. I simply hold pushing ahead attempting to get wholesome right here. It’s at all times onerous to know the timeframe for a concussion, however each day i get up and I simply hold getting a bit bit higher. So we’re making good strides in that route…
My brother Zach that was drafted by Pittsburgh in ’17 needed to cease taking part in hockey due to concussion. So that hit shut. I’ve solely bought one mind, so till I used to be 100% I wasn’t coming again.
Obviosly it was actually onerous for me to be sidelined and see the blokes pushing for playoffs. The solely factor I actually wished was to be on the ice to assist the staff. But proper now I’m simply taking a step again to verify my mind heals appropriately.”
Emma Lingan: Predators ahead Filip Forsberg on his damage.
” fairly good. It’s onerous to take a position with video games and issues like that. Obviously, there have been a few steps greater than we wanted to get to earlier than taking part in, however like I mentioned, I ran out of time.
It was onerous to say, however I do really feel good now and we do have numerous time. So I suppose that’s the one optimistic with not making the playoffs – not less than the stress’s off of attempting to push to come back again.
The first little bit was clearly a bit harder, however then it type of cleared out pretty fast. It’s onerous to essentially clarify until you’ve ever had one. But you simply donm’t really feel proper, which might be one of the simplest ways to explain it…
I didn’t actually have any points speaking to folks doing issues like that off the ice, which obviosly is a blessing in disguise, however on the identical time it nearly frustrates you extra since you really feel just about regular however you’re lacking that final little bit that it takes to play within the NHL.”
Sammi Silber of The Hockey News: The Washington Capitals will determine over the subsequent couple of weeks as as to whether ahead Nic Dowd would require surgical procedure. He handled a number of accidents this season and wouldn’t say what his most up-to-date points had been.
Forward T.J. Oshie had double ablation on his again and feels “light-years” higher than he did earlier than. He’ll be capable of begin coaching immediately, one thing he hasn’t been in a position to do in years.
Forward Alex Ovechkin handled three upper-body accidents this season however nothing his critical and he’ll head again to Russia.
Forward Evgeny Kuznetsov handled some accidents this yr however received’t require surgical procedure.
Forward Anthony Mantha was coping with a groin damage and received’t require surgical procedure.