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NHL Injuries: Crosby, Hertl and Wilson

  • Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Penguins Sidney Crosby will have arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist in the next few days after therapy on it could not fix the problem. Source said that Crosby “did play with a terrible wrist” during the playoffs. A source close to Crosby said “is not major, but you can’t play the same way.” Crosby is expected to be ready for the start of the season.
  • David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News: Sharks Tomas Hertl tweaked his knee yesterday and may not play in their prospects game. GM Doug Wilson said it was a minor tweak and just soreness. Hertl missed 45 games last year after a knee-on-knee hit.
  • Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post: It’s not being made public exactly how Capitals Tom Wilson injured his ankle, nor exactly what is wrong with it. They are only saying it happened during a “fall.” Wilson is not expected to be back on the ice until after training camp opens in September.

    “Tom is recovering very well and all indications are that he will be on the ice at some point during camp,” his agent Mark Guy said in an email.

    Capitals head coach Barry Trotz.

    “He’s getting evaluated,” Trotz said. “Right now, basically we want to get a little more information, but it looks like he’ll be ready for training camp, or be coming into that part of training camp. Right now, I have him in training camp.

    “Right now he’s expected to be ready for training camp. I haven’t taken him out of anything. He’s young. Young guys, they’re conservative when you go to doctors, whatever the time frame with young guys, they always beat that. They’re pretty consistent with that. Older guys, sometimes they’re right on as you get older.”

  • Updated after above article was posted: Alex Prewitt: Confirm that Wilson had surgery, and that his agent told Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington that it was a fractured fibula bone.

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NHL Injuries: Price, Stepan, Miller and Regehr

  • Pierre LeBrun: Canadiens Carey Price skated on his own yesterday. He remains out for the series.
  • Andrew Gross: Rangers Derek Stepan is traveling with the Rangers to Montreal.
  • Tom Gulitti: Rangers J.T. Miller remained in New York with an upper-body injury. Alain Vigneault isn’t sure if Derek Stepan will play tonight.
  • Curtis Zupke: Kings Robyn Regehr is progressing, but doesn’t have a timeline for his return.

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NHL Injuries: Stepan, Brassard, Lucic, Kelly, Semin and Loktonov

  • Darren Dreger: The doctors had cleared Derek Stepan to play on Thursday night, but yesterday morning it was determined that he required surgery for a broken jaw. There is no timetable for his return.
  • Stephen Lorenzo: Derrick Brassard remains day-to-day according to Alain Vignealt. NY Daily News said he has a shoulder injury.
  • Jamie Erdahl: Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said that both Milan Lucic (left wrist) and Chris Kelly (herniated disc) had successful surgery.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes GM Ron Francis said that Alex Semin had wrist surgery after the season and that he is expected to be ready for the start of the season.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes GM Ron Francis said that Andrei Loktionov was hurt at the World Championships and will shoulder surgery in Switzerland.

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NHL Injury: Shaw, Price, Maatta, Bennett and Virtanen

  • Mark Potash: Blackhawks Andrew Shaw is expected to play in Game 3.
  • Tom Gulitti: Saw Canadiens Carey Price walking out of MSG with knee brace on.
  • Rob Rossi: Penguins Olli Maatta will be out four to six months after having shoulder surgery.
  • Dave Molinari: Penguins Beau Bennett had successful wrist surgery yesterday. Recovery is expected to be about four months.
  • Aaron Vickers: 2014 NHL draft prospect Jake Virtanen had shoulder surgery and will be out for four to six months. PR said that he suffered the injury during the season, but played through it during the WHL playoffs and the U18.

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Morning Hits: Chara, Shaw, Lucic, Tavares, Jackman, Gustafsson and Konopka

  • David Pagnotta: Told that Bruins Zdeno Chara had fractured at least on finger during Game 4 of round two against the Canadiens.
  • Chicago Blackhawks: Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville expects that forward Andrew Shaw could start skating this weekend. They will have a better idea of when he’ll be able to return after that.
  • Andy Strickland: A source said that Andrei Markov had told Milan Lucic to look at Canadien players in the eye when shaking their hands. More disappointing to Strickland was that Claude Julien and Bruins coaching staff didn’t get into the handshake line.
  • NHL: Islanders John Tavares has been cleared to begin skating.
  • Andy Strickland: Blues defenseman Barret Jackman had off-season wrist surgery, with recovery time expected to be three months.
  • Igor Eronko: Flyers defenseman Erik Gustafsson signed with Avangard of the KHL.
  • Zenon Konopka on NHLPA: Suspended for 20 games, Sabres Zenon Konopka issued a statement:

    “I deeply regret that I have tested positive for a prohibited substance in violation of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program. I accept full responsibility for this error. As a professional athlete I am responsible for what I put in my body, and I am to blame for this mistake.

    I want to make it clear that this violation occurred because I ingested a product that can be purchased over-the-counter and which, unknown to me, contained a substance that violated the program. Unfortunately, I did not take the necessary care to ensure that the product did not contain a prohibited substance. I want to stress, however, that I did not take this substance for the purpose of enhancing my athletic performance.

    I apologize to my teammates and to the Buffalo Sabres organization, as well as to my friends and family. I have learned a great deal from this experience, something I hope to be able to share with younger players. I will accept this suspension and continue to work hard to prepare for the 2014-15 season.”

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Morning Hits: Lucic, Iginla’s Bonuses, Alfredsson, Beleskey, Galchenyuk, Coyle, Ducks and Moulson

  • Bob McKenzie: If the Ducks beat the Kings, the Western Conference Final will open in Anaheim. If the Kings beat the Ducks, the series will start in Chicago.
  • Darren Dreger: Canadiens Dale Weise said that Bruins Milan Lucic threatened him during handshakes after the game. Lucic also said something threatening to Alexei Emelin as well.
  • CapGeek: The Bruins will be hit with an estimated $4.5 million bonus overage penalty next season. $3.7 million may come from Jarome Iginla’s bonuses. He didn’t collect $250,000 for not making the Stanley Cup Final, and another $250,000 for not making the third round. Torey Krug, Dougie Hamilton and some others will also collect bonuses that will come off the Bruins cap next year. Other teams will have bonus overage penalties, but the Bruins was the biggest. More will be known late next month.
  • CapGeek: Red Wings Daniel Alfredsson hit all of his bonuses and will get the full $2 million. The Wings were a cap team and most will carry over.
  • Pierre LeBrun: Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said that Matt Beleskey won’t be available for Game 7.
  • John Lu: Canadiens Alex Galchenyuk skated yesterday morning in a non-contact jersey. He could be able to return in the third round.
  • Michael Russo: Wild’s Charlie Coyle was playing with two separated shoulders.
  • Thomas Drance: It would cost the Ducks $1.87 million to go with the goaltending tandem of John Gibson and Frederik Andersen next season.
  • Jim Matheson: The Matt Moulson trade didn’t blow up in the Wild’s face, but he didn’t bring them much. He won’t be back with them.
  • Igor Eronko: Oilers Denis Grebeshkov signed a one year deal with Vityaz of the KHL.

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Quick Hits: Red Wings, Muller, Jackman, Orlov and Summers

  • Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings management and scouting staff are meeting this week to discuss options at the draft.  The Wings hold the 15th pick. They are taking in their AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids to evaluate prospects that could be with the big club next year.
  • Nick Kypreos: Kirk Muller could join the Blues for next season as an assistant to Ken Hitchcock.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said that Tim Jackman (broken hand) is close to returning.
  • Slava Malamud: Capitals defenseman Dmitri Orlov is leaving the World Championship to DC to consult a doctor. Left with his arm in a sling. Not known if surgery will be needed.

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Quick Hits: Ducks Injuries, Shaw and Futa

  • Pierre LeBrun: The Ducks announce that Mathieu Perreault is also “day-to-day,” joining Frederik Andersen and Matt Beleskey.
  • Chris Kuc: Blackhawks Andrew Shaw hasn’t skated since his leg injury in Game 1.
  • Jon Rosen: The Kings have promoted Michael Futa to VP of Hockey Operations and Director of Player Personnel.

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NHL Injuries: Moulson, Dubinsky, Gunnarson, Andersen and Beleskey

  • Randy Sportak: Wild coach Mike Yeo doesn’t expect Matt Moulson to play tomorrow due to a lower-body injury. Matt Cooke is expected to play.
  • Aaron Portzline: Blue Jackets Brandon Dubinsky has ankle surgery (non structural) yesterday.
  • James Mirtle: Maple Leafs Carl Gunnarson is still recovering from surgery and is walking around Toronto on crutches.
  • Curtis Zupke: Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said that Frederik Andersen and Matt Beleskey are day-to-day.

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Injury News: Seidenberg, McQuaid and Oprik GIF

  • Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe: Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg is skating regularly at practice.

    “Yes, I’m feeling better,’’ the broad-shouldered defenseman said late Tuesday, following the Bruins’ 4-2 loss to the Canadiens. “I could probably play right now.’’

    “That’s [the date] I don’t know yet,’’ he said with a smile. “But each day, better. That’s good.’’

  • Jimmy Murphy: Team source said that it is “unlikely” that Seidenberg returns this series. There is no target date yet.
  • Joe Haggerty: Bruins Adam McQuaid had successful arthroscopic surgery on his right ankle on May 1st. Recovery is expected to be eight weeks.
  • GIF from @MyRegularFace of Brooks Orpik’s injury last night.Orpik's last shift in the first period, and he didn&#039... on Twitpic

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