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Date Player
5/21/2015 Matthew Carle, TB, D
Carle left Game 3 Wednesday against the Rangers in the first period following a collision with Derek Stepan and didn't return due to an undisclosed injury.

Analysis: It's not clear if Carle will be able to play in Game 4 Friday.
5/20/2015 Martin Brodeur, StL, G
Brodeur has signed a three-year contract to become the St. Louis Blues' assistant general manager. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong announced the deal Wednesday.

Analysis: The 43-year-old Brodeur played seven games for St. Louis this season, retiring Jan. 29 to become a senior adviser to Armstrong. Brodeur played 21 seasons for New Jersey, leading the Devils to three Stanley Cup titles and winning the Vezina Trophy four times as the NHL's top goalie. Brodeur leads NHL goalies in career victories with 691, shutouts with 125, games with 1,266 and minutes with 74,438. He's also first in playoff starts with 204 and shutouts with 24.
5/20/2015 Nick Foligno, Cls, LW
The 27-year-old Foligno was announced Wednesday as the club's first captain in almost three years. None was selected after the Blue Jackets dealt Rick Nash to the New York Rangers in July 2012.

Analysis: Foligno is coming off the best season of his career with personal bests of 31 goals, 42 assists and 73 points. He was a captain in the All-Star Game in January, played on the Blue Jackets' home ice.
5/16/2015 Brian Boyle, TB, C
Boyle missed Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals against the New York Rangers on Saturday due to an undisclosed injury.

Analysis: Boyle is considered day-to-day.
5/15/2015 Mike Weaver, Mon, D
Veterans Manny Malhotra, Sergei Gonchar and Weaver will not be back with the Montreal Canadiens next season.

Analysis: Defenseman Weaver, 37, had four assists in 31 games.
5/15/2015 Sergei Gonchar, Mon, D
Veterans Manny Malhotra, Gonchar and Mike Weaver will not be back with the Montreal Canadiens next season.

Analysis: None of them played in the postseason. Montreal's season ended with a second round elimination by the Tampa Bay Lightning.
5/15/2015 Manny Malhotra, Mon, C
Malhotra, Sergei Gonchar and Mike Weaver will not be back with the Montreal Canadiens next season.

Analysis: Malhotra, a 34-year-old center, had a goal and three assists in 41 games. Defenseman Weaver, 37, had four assists in 31 games.
5/14/2015 Corey Perry, Anh, RW
Perry has missed his second straight practice with the Anaheim Ducks to rest for the Western Conference finals. The forward stuck to a stationary bike Thursday, but coach Bruce Boudreau expects him to play when the Ducks open the series Sunday against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Analysis: Perry is the top scorer in the Stanley Cup playoffs with 15 points in nine games for the Ducks, who went 8-1 in the first two rounds. Perry left Game 5 against the Flames last Sunday after a leg-on-leg hit from Calgary's Matt Stajan in the second period, but returned moments later. Perry eventually scored the series-winning overtime goal, sending Anaheim to its first conference finals since 2007. The 2011 NHL MVP scored 55 points in 67 regular-season games for Anaheim.
5/11/2015 Ryan Callahan, TB, RW
Five days after having an emergency appendectomy, Callahan is in the lineup for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final against the New York Rangers.

Analysis: Callahan skated with the team in the pregame warmups at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. And the Lightning announced about 20 minutes before the opening faceoff that he would play against his former teammates. Callahan had surgery Monday night after experiencing abdominal pain. He was released from the hospital Tuesday, hours before the Lightning beat the Canadiens to advance to the conference final.
5/10/2015 David Rundblad, Chi, D
Rundblad is expected to take the place of the injured Michal Rozsival when the Blackhawks open the Western Conference finals.

Analysis: The 24-year-old Rundblad has never appeared in an NHL playoff game. During the regular season, he skated in 49 games, averaging 12:48 minutes. He had three goals and 11 assists and was a plus-17.
5/9/2015 Michael Latta, Was, C
Latta is dealing with an illness.

Analysis: His status for the rest of this series is uncertain.
5/8/2015 Michal Rozsival, Chi, D
Rozsival has undergone surgery on his fractured left ankle and should return in 3-4 months.

Analysis: The team termed the procedure successful on Tuesday and said the 36-year-old veteran should return to ''full hockey activities'' in 12-16 weeks.
 

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