Two players remain on COVID list
Arena protocols, and Hurricanes to add more fans
Chris Johnston: For round two of the Stanley Cup playoffs the NHL is no longer requiring fans to wear a mask but are leaving that decision up to the teams to have their own policies.
Preds sign seventh round pick
Cap Friendly: The Nashville Predators have signed 2019 seventh round pick forward Juuso Parssinen to a three-year entry-level contract with a salary cap hit of $850,833 and an AAV of $925,000.
2021-22: $750,000 base salary, $92,500 signing bonus, $82,500 games played.
2022-23: $750,000 base salary, $92,500 signing bonus, $82,500 games played.
2022-23: $775,000 base salary, $92,500 signing bonus, $57.5k,500 games played.
NHL injury updates
Kevan Miller hasn’t started skating yet. He’s been riding a stationary bike.
Pens Inside Scoop: Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan on forward Evgeni Malkin: “What I’ll tell you about Geno is that he was dealing with a knee injury. He was not 100%. I think I’m stating the obvious when I say that. He fought really hard to get back in the lineup to try and help us win.”
Pittsburgh Penguins: Penguins coach Sullivan on goaltender Casey DeSmith: “Casey was dealing with a soft tissue groin injury, which is not an easy injury from a goaltending standpoint. That’s why he was unavailable for the playoffs.”