Quick Hits: Chara, Dunn, de Haan, Lindell, Ozhiganov, and Playoff Sweeps
The Dallas Stars sign Esa Lindell to a six-year extension.
Chara misses Game 4

Dan Rosen: The Boston Bruins said that defenseman Zdeno Chara is day-to-day. He missed last night’s game and no further info was given.

Joe McDonald: Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy thinks that Chara will be ready for Game 1 of the Final.

Blues not saying much on Dunn, Gunnarsson ready

Jeremy Rutherford: St. Louis Blues coach Craig Berube on defenseman Vince Dunn: “Day-to-day right now. Upper body. That’s it.”

Berube on defenseman Carl Gunnarsson: “Gunny’s ready to go.”

de Haan needs surgery

David Pagnotta: Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Calvin de Haan was playing with a major shoulder injury since the end of the season. He needs surgery and will have months of rehab.

Tom Gulitti: Hurricanes forward Jordan Martinook wasn’t able to go last night.

Stars lockup Lindell long-term

Sean Shapiro: The Dallas Stars have signed defenseman Eda Lindell to a six-year contract extension worth a $5.8 AAV.

Matthew DeFranks: Stars GM Jim Nill: “Along with John Klingberg and Miro Heiskanen, the three make up the foundation of a blueline that will not only be a strength for our club, but one that will be as good as any in the NHL for the foreseeable future.”

Sean Shapiro: Lindell gets a full no-movement clause for the final four years of the deal.

Ozhiganov back the KHL after one season away

Aivis Kalnins: KHLs AkBars Kazan signed Toronto Maple Leafs UFA defenseman Igor Ozhiganov to a two-year deal.

Consecutive Stanley Cup playoff sweeps

Stats by STATS: “This is the 3rd time in the major sports that there’s been a sweep coming off a sweep coming off a sweep:

1929 NHL
Tor > Det (2-0)
NYR > Tor (2-0)
Bos > NYR (2-0)

2007 MLB
Ari > ChC (3-0)
Col > Ari (4-0)
Bos > Col (4-0)

2019 NHL
NYI > Pit (4-0)
Car > NYI (4-0)
Bos > Car (4-0)”