Eastern Conference Injuries: Lightning, Maple Leafs, Penguins, Rangers, Devils and Sabres

Eastern Conference Injuries: Lightning, Maple Leafs, Penguins, Rangers, Devils and Sabres

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Toronto Maple Leafs Brian Boyle left last night's game with an upper-body injury
On the Tampa Bay Lightning …

Joe Smtih: Forward Tyler Johnson was on the ice yesterday but it still looks like he’s favoring his leg. He returned to the lineup on Sunday.

Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times: Many thought Steven Stamkos would return on the weekend after coach Jon Cooper said he was day-to-day.

“You get some words come out differently,” Stamkos said. “Day to day? I could be day to day for three months, really. That’s what got the ball rolling a little bit. When I’m ready, and I feel I can help my team, I’ll be back.”

Stamkos won’t shut it down while they still have a chance at the playoffs.

“The only time it wouldn’t be worth it is if we’re out of the mix,” Stamkos said. “As long as we’re still in the mix, I’d consider it worth it. We’re in the mix, a big one tonight. We’ll see.”

On the Toronto Maple Leafs …

Leafs PR: Forward Brian Boyle left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.

David Alter: Only played one more shift after a hit with Tom Wilson.

On the Pittsburgh Penguins …

Dave Molinari: Forward Chris Kunitz was on crutches yesterday, so it probably doesn’t bode well for him.

Wes Crosby: Coach Mike Sullivan said they will likely have more info Matt Cullen and Bryan Rust today.

Bill West: Forward Trevor Daley doesn’t have a target return date yet and is taking his recovery day-to-day.

On the New York Rangers …

Brett Cyrgalis: Coach Alain Vigneault said that Ryan McDonagh, Rick Nash, Mats Zuccarello and Jesper Fast are all out tonight with “bumps and bruises.” They will all be ready for the start of the playoffs.

On the New Jersey Devils …

Andrew Gross: Miles Wood wasn’t on the ice yesterday. It’s believed he injured his left shoulder on Saturday. Jacob Josefson was on the ice.

On the Buffalo Sabres …

Paul Hamilton: Forward Kyle Okposo has been at the hospital getting tests done to see what is wrong with him. They haven’t been able to figure it out just yet.