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  • Senators' Angus Crookshank: Signs new deal

    Crookshank signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Senators on Wednesday, per PuckPedia.

    Crookshank made his NHL debut in 2023-24, picking up three points, 20 shots on net, 20 hits and a minus-3 rating over 13 appearances. He also had 46 points in 50 contests with AHL Belleville. Crookshank will likely spend some time in the minors in 2024-25, but he may be ready to push for a larger role at the NHL level.

  • Evander Kane LW | EDM

    Oilers' Evander Kane: Questionable for Thursday

    Kane (hip) is questionable for Game 3 against Florida on Thursday, per Dan Rosen of NHL.com.

    Kane has four goals, eight points, 37 PIM and 64 hits in 20 playoff contests this year. Corey Perry, who was a healthy scratch in Game 2 on Monday, is projected to draw back into the lineup at the expense of Ryan McLeod on Thursday. However, if Kane ends up being unavailable, then both Perry and McLeod might dress for Game 3.

  • Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Slated to play in Game 3

    Nurse (hip) is expected to play in Game 3 against Florida on Thursday, Chris Johnston of The Athletic reports Wednesday.

    Nurse was initially questionable after sustaining a hip injury during Monday's 4-1 loss to the Panthers, and that concern only grew after he missed Wednesday's practice, per Reid Wilkins of 630 CHED. However, coach Kris Knoblauch expects the 29-year-old Nurse to be available Thursday. Nurse has struggled in the 2024 playoffs, recording just three assists and posting a terrible minus-15 rating over 20 appearances.

  • Nathan Todd C | SJ

    Sharks' Nathan Todd: Hits unconditional waivers

    Todd was placed on unconditional waivers Tuesday for the purpose of contract termination, per CapFriendly.

    Todd generated 19 goals and 55 points in 69 regular-season contests for AHL San Jose during the 2023-24 campaign. The 28-year-old forward doesn't have any NHL experience yet. Per Max Miller of The Hockey News, Todd intends to sign in Russia for the 2024-25 season.

  • Panthers' Aleksander Barkov: Making progress

    Barkov (upper body) is progressing ahead of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Thursday against Edmonton, according to Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site.

    Barkov's availability for Thursday's contest is in question due to an injury he sustained during the third period of Monday's 4-1 victory over the Oilers. He will be assessed further Wednesday, but head coach Paul Maurice expressed optimism Tuesday that they will be in "good shape" if the 28-year-old forward continues to make positive progress. Barkov has registered six goals and 19 points in 19 outings this postseason.

  • Colten Ellis G | STL

    Blues' Colten Ellis: Inks one-year deal

    Ellis agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with St. Louis on Tuesday.

    Ellis split his time between the AHL and ECHL this season, logging 16 games for AHL Springfield in which he posted a 7-9-0 record and .924 save percentage while also going 12-5-2 for ECHL Orlando. Selected by the Blues in the third round of the 2019 NHL Draft, the Nova Scotia native shouldn't be expected to make his NHL debut anytime soon but could push for a more prominent role with the AHL Thunderbirds.

  • Warren Foegele LW | EDM

    Oilers' Warren Foegele: Ejected from Game 2

    Foegele was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct in Game 2 versus the Panthers on Monday.

    Foegele was dismissed from the game due to his knee-on-knee hit against Eetu Luostarinen, who did eventually return to the game. For his part, the 28-year-old Foegele was limited to just 1:54 of ice time due to his ejection, which extended his 16-game goal drought. Since he was given a game misconduct, it seems unlikely the winger will receive any additional discipline, and he should be an option for Game 3 on Thursday.

  • Panthers' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Nabs helper in win

    Ekman-Larsson garnered an assist in a 4-1 Game 2 victory over Edmonton on Monday.

    Ekman-Larsson was able to end a 10-game pointless streak dating back to May 10 versus Boston. Despite the helper, the blueliner remains mired in a 15-game goal drought, during which he's registered a mere 17 shots on net. Even with his limited production, Ekman-Larsson continues to see opportunities with the No. 2 power-play unit.

  • Sam Bennett C | FLA

    Panthers' Sam Bennett: Grabs helper in Game 2

    Bennett registered an assist in a 4-1 Game 2 victory over the Oilers on Monday.

    Bennett extended his point streak to five games, having notched three goals, three assists and 15 shots over that stretch. In addition, the 27-year-old winger is adding plenty of physicality, dishing out 32 hits in those five outings. Despite averaging 2:07 of ice time with the man advantage, Bennett hasn't recorded a power-play point in his last six appearances.

  • Aaron Ekblad D | FLA

    Panthers' Aaron Ekblad: Scores goal in win

    Ekblad scored a goal on four shots in Monday's 4-1 victory over Edmonton in Game 2.

    Ekblad was able to bring a 31-game goal drought to a close, having last found the back of the net Feb. 20 versus the Senators. The blueliner's fantasy value figures to primarily come from defensive stats -- he has racked up 13 hits and 16 blocks across his last five outings -- but adding some offensive production should bolster his outlook heading into Game 3 on Thursday.

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