On the Boston Bruins …
Forward David Krejci remains day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
Forward Noel Acciari (upper-body) appears to be ready to return.
“Noel was playing good hockey when he got hurt, so there’s a good chance he’ll draw back into the lineup,” Cassidy said.
Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: Coach Cassidy on Carlo and Miller.
“Colin Miller was skating and looking better, so there’s a potential [Game 3 option],” said Cassidy. “Carlo was out early and he did okay. Tomorrow is doubtful [for Carlo] and maybe going forward is a bit of a target date . . .
“We would like to get our guys back as quickly as possible,” said Cassidy. “It’s mostly the back end that’s a little congested, so we’ll see how everybody takes it tomorrow and see if they can get through morning skate. After morning skate we’ll go from there.”
On the Ottawa Senators …
Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Citizen: Coach Guy Boucher said yesterday that defenseman Mark Borowiecki is day-to-day and his status for Game 3 will determined today. There is a possibility that he’ll play, but they could play it safe and keep him out and go with either Fredrik Claesson or Ben Harpur.
On the Toronto Maple Leafs …
Mark Masters of TSN: Defenseman Nikita Zaitsev skated yesterday for the second straight day and then afterwards tweeted “See you soon Toronto” along with a video. He later deleted the tweet. He’s been out with a suspected concussion since their last game of the regular season on April 9th. If Zaitsev can’t go Alexey Marchenko will draw back in.
On the Columbus Blue Jackets …
Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: Defenseman Zach Werenski took a Phil Kessel shot to the face in the second period. He was able to return in the third, but couldn’t play in OT as his right eye was swollen shut.
Playoff hockey… pic.twitter.com/4GNoLYVECu
— Zach Werenski (@ZachWerenski) April 17, 2017