NHL Injuries Playoff Teams: Senators, Capitals, Blues and Ducks

NHL Injuries Playoff Teams: Senators, Capitals, Blues and Ducks

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Eirk Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators
On the Ottawa Senators …

Bruce Garrioch: Defenseman Erik Karlsson said that his foot is fine now and that he’ll be good for the series.

Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Citizen: Karlsson on this foot that has/had two hairline fractures.

“I was tired of talking about it,” Karlsson said at the Canadian Tire Centre.

“It’s probably something that’s not going to affect me anymore moving forward. It’s something that’s done with. I just felt like getting it out of the way instead of having it keep lingering on.

“I’m not much for secrets.”

Dean Brown: Forward Tom Pyatt is questionable for Game 1. He’s been dealing with an upper-body and lower-body injury. Defenseman Mark Borowiecki has started skating but is doubtful with a lower-body injury.

On the Washington Capitals …

Tarik El-Bashir of CSN Mid Atlantic: Forward Tom Wilson left practice early yesterday after taking a shot off the foot. Coach Barry Trotz said he’d be fine.

Tarik El-Bashir: Defenseman Karl Alzner is still dealing with an upper-body injury and they are not sure if he’ll be able to go in round two.

On the St. Louis Blues …

Jeremy Rutherford: Shouldn’t worry too much that Alex Steen still isn’t practicing. He’s dealing with a fairly serious injury and has been playing games, just hasn’t practiced in two weeks.

On the Anaheim Ducks …

Elliott Teaford of OC Register: Defenseman Cam Fowler practiced for a hour yesterday, skating along side Brandon Montour. Hampus Lindholm was skating with Josh Manson, so it appears that Fowler and Lindholm will be in the lineup tonight for Game 1.

It doesn’t look like Sami Vatanen will be back in the lineup just yet.

Coach Randy Carlyle couldn’t say for certain if any of Fowler, Lindholm or Vatanen would play in Game 1, but added “we’re looking at the possibility of having all three players back.”