Adam McQuaid, Defense Eye Day-to-Day
McQuaid missed Tuesdays practice with an eye injury and is doubtful for Thursdays opener.
Johnny Boychuk, Defense Knee Day-to-Day
Boychuk has been in full practice both Monday and Tuesday but has not been announced as ready for action in game one. That is not to say he wont play, just no announcement at this time.
Tuukka Rask, Goal Groin Day-to-Day
Rask has also been back in full practice since Monday and may be ready to back up on Thursday
Nathan Horton, Wing Concussion Day-to-Day
Although officially listed as day-to-day, Horton is still not on the ice or taking work outs. It is highly unlikely he will return to action at any time in the post season.
*Update* Bruins announced Horton will not return at any point in the post season.
Matt Bradley and Jack Skille
Neither player is probable to return for the post season as Skille had shoulder surgery and Bradley has a concussion.
New Jersey Devils
David Clarkson, Wing Lower Body Day-to-Day
Clarkson was on the ice for the team practice on Tuesday and should be ready to play in game one against Florida
Jacob Josefson, Center Wrist Week-to-Week
Josefson has a non-displaced wrist fracture, but the injury will not require surgery to repair. He will not play in the first round.
Henrik Tallinder, Defense Leg Indefinite
Tallinder has a blood clot in his leg and has not played since Jan 17th. It is a serious injury and hi is doubtful to return any time in the post season.
New York Rangers
The Rangers will be without Mats Zuccarello (wrist surgery), Steve Eminger (ankle), and Michael Sauer (Concussion) for at least the first round against the Senators
Chris Neil, Wing Upper Body Day-to-Day
The Sens had a scare when Neil crashed hard into the boards at practice and was helped off the ice. He is expected to be ready for game one on Thursday.
Daniel Briere, Center Back Indefinite
Briere missed the final three games of the regular season, but was in practice on Monday, and again on Tuesday. He could be ready for game one.
*Update* Briere played in game one and was a major factor scoring two goals.
James Van Riemsdyk, Wing Foot Mid-to-Late-April
JVR could make his return in the first round if the series goes long.
Out for First Round
Chris Pronger will miss the entire post season with his concussion. Defenseman Andrej Meszaros will miss the entire first round with his lower body injury.
Matt Niskanen, Defense Upper Body Day-to-Day
Niskanen has not resumed skating. He is doubtful for a first round return.
Tomas Vokun, Goal Groin Day-to-Day
Vokun was on the ice for 2o minutes after resting for 12 days. He is still a ways away and is doubtful for the first round.
Michael Neuvirth, Goal Lower Body Day-to-Day
Neuvirth is closer to returning than Vokun is as he was also on the ice on Tuesday but participated in drills and took some shots. He is probable to return during the first round, perhaps as a back-up.
John Erskine, Defense Lower Body Day-to-Day
Continues to recover from knee arthroscopic surgery
Jonathan Toews, Center Concussion Day-to-Day
Toews had another full practice on the ice on Tuesday, but would not comment if he would be ready for game one on Thursday. It looks promising!
Steve Montador, Defense Concussion Day-to-Day
Montador was struck in the head by a shot from Mark Fayne and suffered a concussion on March 27th
Ben Smith and Dan Carcillo
Both players have suffered season ending injuries.
Detroit Red Wings
Darren Helm, Center Knee Day-to-Day
Helm was cleared for contact in practice on Tuesday. He will return at some point in the series against Nashville.
*Update* - Helm did in fact play but left in the first period after being slashed on the wrist by a skate and underwent surgery.
Joey MacDonald, Goal Back Day-to-Day
MacDonald received cortisone shot on Monday but his ailing back will likely see TY Conklin be the back up in the post season.
Patrick Eaves, Wing Concussion Indefinite
Eaves has not been able to resume work outs and is very unlikely to play in the post season.
Los Angeles Kings
Jeff Carter, Center Ankle Day-to-Day
Carter said he expected to be ready for the post season a week ago, and recently said "I think it takes a little bit to kind of warm up, but once I get going it's doing pretty good."
*Update* Carter was in game one.
Brad Richardson, Wing Appendectomy Indefinite
Richardson had an emergency appendectomy surgery on Monday and is out indefinitely.
Out for Post Season
Dont expect Scott Parse (Hip), or Simon Gagne (Concussion) to return at any point of the post season even though Gagne has resumed skating.
Anders Lindback, Goal, Upper Body Day-to-Day
Lindback was back in practice on Tuesday and Coach Barry Trotz expects him to back up to start the series against Detroit
Daniel Sedin, Wing Concussion Day-to-Day
Sedin was on ice in practice with the team on Monday, but not on Tuesday. He is questionable for game one, but expect him to return soon. Coach Alain Vigneault was not telling what the status on Sedin is. Based on his set back from exertion in practice on Monday my best guess is he is at least a week or two away minimum.
Keith Ballard, Defense - Concussion - Day-to-Day
Ballard is recovering from a concussion and did not play in game one.
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