NHL Injuries: Sabres, Bruins, Sens, Pens, Caps, Habs, Lightning and Coyotes

NHL Injuries: Sabres, Bruins, Sens, Pens, Caps, Habs, Lightning and Coyotes

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John Carlson and Kyle Okposo
On the Buffalo Sabres …

John Wawrow: Source with direct knowledge of the situation said that Kyle Okposo‘s condition is showing signs of improving.

John Vogl: Forward Marcus Foligno is finished for the season with a knee injury – out seven to 10 days.

On the Boston Bruins …

Joe Haggerty: Coach Bruce Cassidy said that Torey Krug (lower-body) and Noel Acciari (upper-body) are day-to-day. Krug is out today.

On the Ottawa Senators …

Ken Warren: GM Pierre Dorion is “very hopeful” that they will have both Bobby Ryan and Marc Methot back for the playoffs.

Ken Warren: Dorion on whether Erik Karlsson will be playing today: “most likely will not be playing,” but added “if it was Game One of the playoffs, he would be playing”.

Ken Warren: Forward Zack Smith probably won’t play today but should be ready for the start of the playoffs.

On the Pittsburgh Penguins …

Pens Inside Scoop: Forward Carl Hagelin was on the ice yesterday in a no-contact jersey.

Jason Mackey: Hagelin was on the ice testing things out and left before teammates came on.

On the Washington Capitals …

Tom Gulitti: Defenseman John Carlson has a lower-body injury. Coach Barry Trotz wouldn’t rule him for Sunday’s game, but added that if there is any doubt about his injury, he won’t play until Game 1.

Tarik El-Bashir: John Carlson and Brett Connolly (sick) won’t travel with the team to Boston.

On the Montreal Canadiens

Renaud Lavoie: Defenseman Alexei Emelin won’t play any more regular season games and they’ll know more on Tuesday if he’ll be able to play in Game 1 against the Rangers on Wednesday.

On the Tampa Bay Lightning …

Arpon Basu: On the ice yesterday morning – Steven Stamkos, Tyler Johnson, Jason Garrison, J.T. Brown, Ryan Callahan and Joel Vermin.

On the Arizona Coytoes …

Sarah McLellan: Forward Shane Doan and defenseman Alex Goligoski weren’t on the ice yesterday but coach Dave Tippett said that both would be good for today.