Boston Bruins: Forward Marcus Johansson missed last night’s game due to an illness.
McDavid has a small tear in his knee
Darren Dreger: Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid has a small tear of his PCL ligament. It doesn’t require surgery and he should be ready for the start of the season.
Nashville Predators: Forward Brian Boyle missed yesterdays game with an illness and is day-to-day.
Rob Rossi: Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jared McCann is day-to-day. Yesterday was an “encouraging day” according to coach Mike Sullivan.
Vlasic’s status unknown
Paul Gackle of The Mercury News: The San Jose Sharks didn’t update Marc-Edouard Vlasic‘s status yesterday. It appeared that he took a shot off the side of his head.
“We’ve played games without key guys all year and won games without key guys all year. You know this type of thing is coming during the playoffs,” the Sharks coach said. “We’ll see. If he’s out, we’ll deal with it. If he isn’t, we’ll welcome him back.”
Blue Jackets sign Gavrikov
Aaron Portzline: The Columbus Blues Jackets signed defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov to a two-year entry-level deal.
Kadri to be suspended
NHL Player Safety: Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri has been offered an in-person hearing for his cross-check on Boston Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk.