Zucker feels good, still waiting for contact
Jason Zucker | MIN
(March 30, 2015 1:32 PM EDT)
Jason Zucker hasn't been cleared for contact yet, but he feels his recovery from a broken clavicle is going very well.
"I feel perfect. I feel great," said Zucker after an optional practice on Friday. "I don't feel I have any restrictions shooting or passing or definitely skating. But it's the docs. They know what’s best and what's right and the right timeline. And whatever they say goes. Nothing else matters." He's hoping to be back in the playoffs.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
Reto Berra is poised to start Wednesday
Reto Berra | COL
(March 30, 2015 1:03 PM EDT)
Coach Patrick Roy plans to give Reto Berra the start against San Jose on Wednesday.
Semyon Varlamov will get the nod against the Edmonton Oilers on Monday, according to Roy. Berra hasn't played much this season and in 16 appearances, he owns a 3-3-1 record with a .906 save percentage and a 2.97 GAA.
Denver Post
Toronto recalls T.J. Brennan
T.J. Brennan | TOR
(March 30, 2015 12:53 PM EDT)
T.J. Brennan is back up with the Maple Leafs on an emergency basis.
In four games with Toronto this campaign, Brennan has no points and a minus-6 rating.
Stephen Whyno on Twitter
Blue Jackets send down William Karlsson
William Karlsson | CLM
(March 30, 2015 12:51 PM EDT)
William Karlsson has been returned to the minors.
He had a goal and an assist in three games with the Blue Jackets during his first stint with the team.
Aaron Portzline on Twitter
Brad Richards scores 12th goal Sunday
Brad Richards | CHI
(March 30, 2015 12:49 PM EDT)
Brad Richards recorded his 12th goal of 2014-15 in Sunday's 4-3 win against Winnipeg.
He didn't have a point in his previous four games and he's produced a meager total of 36 in 72 games this season. Richards can become an unrestricted free agent in the summer and it's hard to see Chicago bringing him back.
Chicago Tribune
Patrick Sharp scores in win over Winnipeg
Patrick Sharp | CHI
(March 30, 2015 12:42 PM EDT)
Patrick Sharp netted his 14th goal of the year in Sunday's 4-3 win over Winnipeg.
He had the game-tying goal at the 6:27 mark of the third period. Sharp has four goals and four assists in his past eight contests. He has 40 points in 61 games this season
Chicago Tribune
Kyle Baun may make NHL debut Monday
Kyle Baun | CHI
(March 30, 2015 12:39 PM EDT)
Kyle Baun was listed as a scratch Sunday, but he didn't even travel with the team to Winnipeg due to visa issues.
His NHL debut could come against the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night. "He is an option to play," coach Joel Quenneville said. "Initially, you just get him out there and see what his strengths are and you want him to play to his ability and what makes him a hockey player."
Chicago Tribune
Cedric Paquette will be a game-time call
Cedric Paquette | TB
(March 30, 2015 12:25 PM EDT)
Cedric Paquette (leg) will be a game-time decision on Monday.
It initially looked like it could be a pretty serious injury, but the Lightning announced afterward that Paquette was listed as day-to-day. If he ends up playing then Jonathan Marchessault, who is up on an emergency basis, will be returned to the minors.
Joe Smith on Twitter
Bolts' Tyler Johnson (UBI) will sit on Monday
Tyler Johnson | TB
(March 30, 2015 12:23 PM EDT)
Tyler Johnson will be absent from the lineup on Monday due to an upper-body injury.
He has notched one goal and one assist in his past eight games, but it's been a spectacular season for the sophomore forward. He has 26 goals and 67 points in 74 matches. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Joe Smith on Twitter
Andrej Sustr (UBI) will miss 1-2 weeks
Andrej Sustr | TB
(March 30, 2015 12:18 PM EDT)
Andrej Sustr will be sidelined for one-to-two weeks because of an upper-body injury.
He has no goals and 13 helpers in 72 games this season to go with 84 blocks and a plus-10 rating.
Joe Smith on Twitter