NHL Recent Player News
|4/27/2015||Shea Weber, D|
|Weber is recovering from surgery to repair a dislocated right kneecap, an injury that will take up to six weeks for a full recovery.
Analysis: Weber spoke to reporters Monday while using crutches, and says he hasn't seen what he called a harmless hit against the end boards that ended his season early. The two-time Olympic gold medalist with Team Canada won the NHL's hardest shot competition at this season's All-Star Game weekend with a blast of 108.5 mph. His 26 minutes, 22 seconds of ice time per game ranked fifth in the NHL, a spot behind his defensive partner Roman Josi.
|4/27/2015||Corey Crawford, G|
|Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said Crawford will start Game 1 of the team's second-round series against the Minnesota Wild.
Analysis: Crawford was shaky early in the Blackhawks' six-game win over Nashville in the opening round and lost the starting job to backup Scott Darling. The Wild and Blackhawks will meet in the postseason for the third straight year, and in the second round for the second straight time.
|4/26/2015||Jake Allen, G|
|The St. Louis Blues pulled Allen from Game 6 after the Minnesota Wild scored their second goal.
Analysis: The Wild took a 2-0 lead with 8:41 remaining in the second period Sunday when Justin Fontaine's shot glided between the rookie's pads, and coach Ken Hitchcock summoned veteran Brian Elliott.
|4/26/2015||Christoph Bertschy, C|
|The Minnesota Wild have signed Swiss center Christoph Bertschy to a three-year, entry-level contract starting with the 2015-16 season.
Analysis: A 21-year-old native of Fribourg, Switzerland, Bertschy had 14 goals, 16 assists and 26 penalty minutes in 44 games with SC Bern in the Swiss League in 2014-15. He added a goal and two assists in seven playoff games. He had three goals and two assists for Switzerland in six games at the 2013 World Junior Championship. The 5-foot-10, 189-pounder was selected by Minnesota in the sixth round of the 2012 draft.
|4/25/2015||Calvin de Haan, D|
|De Haan has been ruled out of Game 6 against the Washington Capitals.
Analysis: De Haan did not return after being hit by Troy Brouwer in the third period of New York's 5-1 loss Thursday. The Islanders trail the first-round series 3-2 and are already without two other defensemen. Travis Hamonic has not played since the next-to-last game of the regular season. Lubomir Visnovsky sustained a head injury in Game 4 on Tuesday.
|4/25/2015||Mats Zuccarello, RW|
|Zuccarello is out indefinitely with what the team calls an upper body injury.
Analysis: Zuccarello is a versatile wing who sees time on power plays and as a penalty killer. He was hit in the head with a shot by teammate Ryan McDonagh in the first period of the clinching first-round victory over Pittsburgh on Friday night. He immediately skated to the bench, then went to the locker room and did not return. He has played on the team's top line for much of the season and is one of the most popular Rangers.
|4/24/2015||Jaromir Jagr, RW|
|Jagr is coming out of international retirement to play for the Czech Republic at the upcoming world championship in his native country.
Analysis: The 43-year-old Jagr retired from international ice hockey after last year's worlds in Minsk, Belarus.
|4/24/2015||Aaron Ekblad, D|
|Ekblad is one of three finalists for the Calder Trophy, given to the NHL's top rookie, and the only defenseman.
Analysis: Ekblad, the No. 1 overall pick in 2014, had 12 goals and 27 assists in 81 games for Florida. Calgary forward Johnny Gaudreau and Ottawa forward Mark Stone are the other two finalists who were announced Thursday. The winner will be announced at the NHL awards ceremony June 24 in Las Vegas.
|4/24/2015||Mark Stone, RW|
|Stone is one of three finalists for the Calder Trophy, given to the NHL's top rookie. Calgary forward Johnny Gaudreau and Florida defenseman Aaron Ekblad are the other two.
Analysis: Stone had 26 goals and 38 assists in 80 games for Ottawa. He was drafted in the sixth round in 2010. The finalists, announced Thursday, are the top three in voting by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. The winner will be announced at the NHL awards ceremony June 24 in Las Vegas.
|4/24/2015||Johnny Gaudreau, LW|
|Gaudreau is one of three finalists for the Calder Trophy, given to the NHL's top rookie. Ottawa forward Mark Stone and Florida defenseman Aaron Ekblad are the other two.
Analysis: Gaudreau had 24 goals and 40 assists in 80 regular-season games for Calgary this season. The former Boston College star was a fourth-round pick in 2011. The finalists, announced Thursday, are the top three in voting by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. The winner will be announced at the NHL awards ceremony June 24 in Las Vegas.
|4/23/2015||Hal Gill, D|
|Gill has retired from the NHL at age 40 after 16 seasons and a Stanley Cup title.
Analysis: At 6-foot-7 and 243 pounds, Gill was an imposing presence on the ice and a key part of Pittsburgh's 2009 championship. He also played with Boston, Toronto, Montreal, Nashville and Philadelphia.
|4/23/2015||Ryan Miller, G|
|The Vancouver Canucks will turn to veteran goalie Ryan Miller for Thursday's must-win Game 5 against the Calgary Flames.
Analysis: The 34-year-old Miller has made just one start since injuring his knee in February, but stopped all 15 shots he faced after coming on in relief of Eddie Lack in Tuesday's 3-1 loss in Game 4.
|4/23/2015||Mikhail Grabovski, C|
|Grabovski has been activated off the injured list and will play in Game 5 of the team's playoff series against the Washington Capitals.
Analysis: Grabovski hasn't appeared in a game since Feb. 19, missing the last 23 games of the regular season with what the team says is an upper-body injury.
|4/22/2015||Lubomir Visnovsky, D|
|Visnovsky remains out with an upper-body injury.
Analysis: Visnovsky did not return after being stood up by a hard-check from Capitals forward Tom Wilson deep in the Islanders zone in New York's 2-1 overtime loss in Game 4 on April 21.
|4/21/2015||Beau Bennett, RW|
|Bennett missed the final three games of the postseason.
Analysis: The Pittsburgh forward had an upper-body injury.
|4/21/2015||Nathan Beaulieu, D|
|Beaulieu will miss the rest of the first-round playoff series against the Ottawa Senators with an upper-body injury.
Analysis: The NHL team posted the news Tuesday on Twitter. He took a hit from Ottawa's Erik Karlsson in the second period of Montreal's 2-1 overtime win on Sunday. Beaulieu has one assist in three playoff games. He had one goal and eight assists in 64 regular-season games.
|4/21/2015||Alexandre Burrows, RW|
|Burrows is done for the series against Calgary after he left the morning skate prior to Game 4 and was taken to hospital.
Analysis: Coach Willie Desjardins said Burrows' upper-body injury isn't serious.
|4/20/2015||Chris Wagner, RW|
|Wagner is out with an upper-body injury.
Analysis: Wagner is considered day-to-day.
|4/20/2015||Eric Fehr, RW|
|Fehr will miss at least the next two playoff games because of an upper-body injury.
Analysis: Fehr was hurt in Washington's 2-1 overtime loss to the New York Islanders in Game 3 on April 19. Fehr didn't return after being checked heavily to the ice by Islanders forward Kyle Okposo about four minutes in.
|4/19/2015||Antoine Vermette, C|
|Vermette is in the lineup for Game 3 of their first-round series against the Nashville Predators.
Analysis: Chicago acquired Vermette in a trade with Arizona on Feb. 28, but he was a healthy scratch for the first two games of the playoffs in Nashville. He had no goals and three assists in 19 games with the Blackhawks during the regular season.
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Brian "White Mamba" Scalabrine joins the guys to talk about the Celtics playoff push, the development of Marcus Smart and James Young, and the prospect of Brad Stevens leaving the Celtics for a college job.
Brow Buff's Sam Packard and Ben Kichen break down Marcus Smart's unfortunate ball tap, debate leadership in the Celtics locker room, and rehash the great Kevin Love to Boston rumors.
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