The Penguins-Bruins game has been tentatively rescheduled for Saturday at TD Garden beginning at 12:30pm et, with the game's status to be formalized no later than 8:30am et. The game between the Penguins and Buffalo Sabres, scheduled for Saturday night in Pittsburgh, has been moved to Tuesday at 7:30pm et.
Injured Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen took to the ice for 40 minutes Friday, but did not feel well enough to suit up Friday night. Lehtonen hopes to feel better Saturday morning and if so, may suit up for Saturday's game.
"Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen, who left Tuesday's game against Los Angeles with a groin injury, practiced briefly today in Frisco and is questionable for Friday's game in Nashville.
\"He is going to travel with us and he is still day-to-day,\" said Stars coach Glen Gulutzan. \"It's his groin. He's day-to-day and he could be a game player tomorrow. We'll see how that plays out.\"
Lehtonen spent about ten minutes in net taking shots, before heading off to the locker room. With the Stars playing back-to-back games this weekend, chances are Lehtonen will play only one of the two games if he is ready to go."
"Giguere took the loss Monday against the Flames and is the scheduled starter Wednesday at Anaheim and Thursday at Los Angeles as the Avs begin their final nine-game stretch with starting goalie Semyon Varlamov shelved with a hip injury."
"Jose Theodore slipped into his Panthers jersey Monday afternoon to join his teammates on the ice for the first time since tearing two groin muscles in Carolina on March 2.
Theodore was in full uniform for the team's annual picture on the BB&T Center ice. He hopes that wasn't the last time.
Not only did Theodore start skating Monday for the first time since being hurt, but he plans on joining the Panthers in regular practice during the final two weeks of the season."
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"St. Louis Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak left Monday's game against the Minnesota Wild late in the first period with a lower-body injury. Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said following the game -- a 4-1 Blues victory -- that Halak will likely miss some time because of the ailment."
"Unfortunate injury, looks like its going to be awhile, so we'll have to wait and see and get a better evaluation of it tomorrow," Hitchcock said.
"Michal Neuvirth took a puck to the mask in Saturday's morning skate in Buffalo, and he wasn't feeling well enough Sunday to play at the Philadelphia Flyers. So the Washington Capitals will start Braden Holtby and recalled Philipp Grubauer to serve as the backup.
Neuvirth was scheduled to start the second half of this back-to-back, coach Adam Oates said. But the Caps don't want to take any chances in case Neuvirth has a concussion.
\"We're going to take precautions,\" Oates said Sunday morning. \"He doesn't feel great. The medical guys will handle what we're supposed to do.\"
"St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced the club has assigned goaltender Jake Allen to the club's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, Peoria Rivermen, on Saturday."
Brian Elliott will start for Peoria tonight, then return to St. Louis after the game.
"The Wild has decided to give Niklas Backstrom a little extra rest. Backstrom, who had started 16 of the team's last 17 games and the last 12 straight, was left in the Twin Cities when the Wild boarded a plane for Dallas for Friday's game with the Wild. Backstrom, with an extra night of home rest, will presumably be back atop his game for Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Kings at Xcel Energy Center.
Matt Hackett was recalled from Houston, sending Jake Dowell back to the Aeros to make room. Now the only question left is whether it will be Hackett or Darcy Kuemper in goal against the Stars tomorrow. Hackett started for the Houston Aeros Tuesday but gave up seven goals in a loss to Texas in an AHL game. Kuemper, meanwhile, was in Houston from March 13 until being recalled March 24. He played most recently for Houston in a 3-2 victory March 22."
"St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Thursday the club has assigned goaltender Brian Elliott to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen, for conditioning.
Elliott will start for the Rivermen on Friday against Oklahoma City and Saturday against Lake Erie before returning to the Blues following Saturday's game."
Matt Hackett, the Wild's backup goalie the past eight games, was temporarily reassigned so he can start for the Aeros on Tuesday against Texas --- his first game since March 2.
In order to give Niklas Backstrom a rare rest, the Wild decided it needed to give Hackett an Aeros start because it might want him to play either Friday's game in Dallas or Saturday's home game against Los Angeles.
Coach Mike Yeo said the team hasn't decided, but if there's a chance Backstrom won't start in Friday against the Stars, \"there's some logic\" to not even making him travel to Dallas and going with a Hackett-Darcy Kuemper tandem.
Also, Fletcher said Josh Harding, who hasn't played since Feb. 7 because of symptoms related to multiple sclerosis, is \"getting better and better and he's going to probably start practicing in the near future. I don't know what to expect. We'll see how his health is.\"
"Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled goaltender John Muse from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Muse is being recalled on an emergency basis after goaltender Dan Ellis suffered a lower-body injury in Carolina's game on Thursday against New Jersey."