NHL News: Game 1’s, Sabres, Canadiens, Devils, Penguins and Maple Leafs

NHL News: Game 1’s, Sabres, Canadiens, Devils, Penguins and Maple Leafs

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Carl Hagelin and Evgeny Malkin are day-to-day.
Game 1’s for Round Two …

John Shannon: Game 2’s not announced yet. Game 1’s

Pitt v Wash starts Thursday
SJ v Vegas starts Thursday
Wpg v Nash starts Friday
Bos/Tor v TB starts Saturday

On the Buffalo Sabres …

Sabres PR: The Sabres have signed forward Victor Olofsson to a two-year, entry-level contract.

On the Montreal Canadiens …

Tony Marinaro: The Canadiens have signed Alexandre Alain to a two-way contract. Alain is 21-years old and had been playing in the QMJHL with Blainville-Boisbriand Armada.

On the New Jersey Devils …

Amanda Stein: Defenseman Sami Vatanen confirms that he suffered a concussion and facial lacerations in Game 4 from the hit from Nikita Kucherov.

On the Pittsburgh Penguins …

Jason Mackey: Forward Carl Hagelin and Evgeny Malkin are both listed as day-to-day. Coach Mike Sullivan said that Hagelin is out with an upper-body injury. In the past, the Penguins have always specified if a player has a concussion.

Sam Werner: Both Hagelin and Malkin weren’t on the ice for practice yesterday.

On the Toronto Maple Leafs …

Mark Masters: Coach Mike Babcock said that Leo Komarov is ready to return to the lineup but Babcock hasn’t decided if he’ll┬áplay in Game 7 or not. They have some concern about just throwing him into the fire after he’s been off with his injury.