NHL Injuries: Senators, Leafs, Wings, Bruins, Predators, Canucks, Blues and Blackhawks

NHL Injuries: Senators, Leafs, Wings, Bruins, Predators, Canucks, Blues and Blackhawks

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Frederik Andersen
On the Ottawa Senators …

Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Citizen: The Senators will hold defenseman Erik Karlsson out for their remaining regular season game, his third straight game. Karlsson on if he’ll be a 100 percent for the start of the playoffs?

“We’ll see,” Karlsson added. “I probably could have played this weekend if I had to, but the guys did a great job in Boston to squeak one out there (on Thursday) and today I thought we controlled the whole game. There wasn’t really much need for me. The smart decision and the good decision was probably rest.”

Karlsson hurt his left foot on March 28th blocking a shot. Last Tuesday he crashed into the boards hurting his right foot.

“It definitely didn’t help. Long-term, it didn’t make it worse,” Karlsson said. “Short-term, it definitely did, but it’s not something that permanently damaged something that was already damaged before, so it was the right move to play. It’s just unfortunate. I didn’t need to play anymore in that game and I definitely didn’t need to play (the last two games).”

Bruce Garrioch: Coach Guy Boucher is hopeful that defenseman Marc Methot is able to return for Game 1 or Game 2.

On the Toronto Maple Leafs …

Elliotte Friedman: Goaltender Frederik Andersen left last night’s game after being hit by Tom Sestito.

On the Detroit Red Wings …

Dana Wakji: Forward Andreas Athanasiou missed last night’s game and is questionable for today.

On the Boston Bruins …

Joe McDonald: Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo left yesterday’s game early with an upper-body injury.

On the Nashville Predators …

Nashville Preds PR: Out yesterday were Vern Fiddler (upper-body), Mike Fisher (lower-body), Calle Jarnkrok (lower-body), Roman Josi (lower-body) and Colin Wilson (lower-body).

On the Vancouver Canucks …

Vancouver Canucks: Forward Sven Baertschi is out this weekend with an upper-body/neck injury. Coach Willie Desjardins doesn’t think Baertschi requires surgery.

On the St. Louis Blues …

Jeremy Rutherford: Forward Jori Lehtera was sick and not able to play yesterday.

On the Chicago Blackhawks …

Mark Lazerus: Coach Joel Quenneville said that Artem Anisimov is “good to go” for Game 1.