NHL Injuries and Notes: Bruins, Hurricanes, Avs, Sharks, Golden Knights and Kings

NHL Injuries and Notes: Bruins, Hurricanes, Avs, Sharks, Golden Knights and Kings

Carolina Hurricanes Andrei Svechnikov is in concussion protocol.
Bruins getting healthy

Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports: Coach Bruce Cassidy:

On forward Marcus Johansson: ” made it through practice and gave a little bit extra, so he’s obviously feeling better. It looks like he has some color again. But until he shows up tomorrow healthy he’ll be a game-time decision, but it’s encouraging at least that he’s working with the group,”

On defenseman John Moore: “John Moore went through the whole practice wearing a normal-colored jersey. So it’s encouraging again. If he goes through tomorrow with no ill effects then he could be a game-time decision as well.”

On forward Sean Kuraly: ” Kuraly will not go in . He’s not ready to play yet. He’s still working on it.”

Svechnikov in concussion protocol

Michael Smith: Carolina Hurricanes coach Rob Brind’Amour said that forward Andrei Svechnikov is in concussion protocol. He went to the hospital Monday night and “everything checked out.”

Isabelle Khurshudyan: Svechnikov is not expected to play in Game 4.

Girard questionable

AJ Haefele: Colorado Avalanche defenseman Samuel Girard skated yesterday in a no-contact jersey. He is questionable for tonight.

Forward Derick Brassard was still sick yesterday.

Erik Karlsson is not looking a 100 percent

Golden Knights scoring fast

NHL Public Relations: The Vegas Golden Knights had scored in the opening 90 seconds in four consecutive playoff periods after their first period goal last night. They were the first NHL team to ever do that.

Kings hire McLellan

LA Kings: The Los Angeles Kings have named Todd McLellan their 29th head coach in franchise history.

Regular season coaching record: 434-282-90, a .594 winning percentage.

Post-season record: 37-38, a .493 winning percentage.

David Pagnotta: Have been told that McLellan’s deal will be for five years and could be worth up to $5 million per season with bonuses.