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|4/25/2017||Marian Gaborik, LA, RW|
|Gaborik is questionable for the start of training camp after undergoing an unspecified medical procedure on a chronic left knee injury.
Analysis: The Kings said Tuesday that the Slovak scorer had the procedure after Los Angeles' season ended earlier this month. The 35-year-old Gaborik has just 43 points in 110 games over the past two seasons while incurring significant injuries in both campaigns. He is a 15-year NHL veteran under contract for four more years.
|4/25/2017||Logan Couture, SJ, C|
|Couture played in the postseason despite two fractures in his face along with the plastic and wiring in his mouth that kept his teeth in place.
Analysis: Couture revealed more details of the injuries sustained when a deflected slap shot from teammate Brent Burns hit him in the mouth on March 25. He said he had one fracture that went from his upper lip to the nose area that is still very sore and will take about six weeks to completely heal. The other fracture is below his bottom row of teeth. He will need implants to get the teeth fixed and hopes to get that work done in the next few weeks so he can return home to Canada.
|4/24/2017||Derek Ryan, Car, C|
|Ryan was named a finalist for the Masterton Trophy on Monday.
Analysis: Ryan enjoyed his first extended taste of NHL action this season at age 29. Before reaching the NHL, he has played for the Spokane of the Western Hockey League; in the United Hockey League; the University of Alberta; Szekesfehervar, Hungary; Villach, Austria; and Orebro, Sweden. Last season, Ryan saw action in six NHL games. In 2016-17, Ryan collected 11 goals and 29 points in 67 games.
|4/24/2017||Andrew Cogliano, Anh, LW|
|Cogliano was named a Masterton Trophy finalist for the fourth time.
Analysis: Cogliano He has played in 786 consecutive regular-season games and 833 including the playoffs. In a 10-year NHL career, Cogliano has never missed a playoff game. His iron-man record to start a career is the second longest in NHL history behind Doug Jarvis' 964-game streak from 1975 to 1988. Cogliano's streak is currently the fourth longest in NHL history.
|4/24/2017||Craig Anderson, Ott, G|
|Anderson was named a finalist for the Masterton Trophy on Monday.
Analysis: Anderson left the Senators for part of the 2016-17 season while wife Nicholle dealt with throat cancer. He returned to the team on Oct. 29 after Ottawa lost goaltender Andrew Hammond with a groin injury, but left again in early December while his wife underwent treatment. After the All-Star break, Anderson came back and helped the Senators to a playoff berth, finishing with 25 victories in 40 starts.
|4/24/2017||Frederik Andersen, Tor, G|
|Andersen's 34 saves weren't quite enough to prevent the Maple Leafs from elimination in their first-round series with Washington following Sunday's 2-1 overtime loss in Game 6.
Analysis: Andersen acquitted himself quite well in a tightly contested series that saw five games decided in overtime. The 27-year-old is locked in as Toronto's starting goaltender for 2017-18, where he'll have a chance to improve upon the pedestrian 2.67 GAA he recorded during the regular season.
|4/24/2017||Auston Matthews, Tor, C|
|Though Matthews' first playoffs turned out to be a short stay, he surely made an impression. The rookie sensation had the Maple Leafs' lone goal in Sunday's Game 6 loss to Washington, the fourth straight outing in which he's scored.
Analysis: Matthews also had an assist and finished the series a plus-2. Expect the likely Calder Trophy winner and his young and promising Toronto team to be playing in several more postseasons in the near future.
|4/24/2017||Justin Williams, Was, RW|
|Williams set up Marcus Johansson's series-clinching goal in overtime as the Capitals defeated Toronto 2-1 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
Analysis: Williams entered the series with the reputation as a postseason performer, and further enhanced it by recording three goals and three assists for the series. Dating back to last year, the 35-year-old has six goals and five assists over his last 10 playoff games.
|4/24/2017||Braden Holtby, Was, G|
|Holtby helped the Capitals eliminate Toronto by delivering his best performance of the opening-round series in Game 6. The Vezina Trophy candidate turned aside 37 shots in Washington's 2-1 overtime win.
Analysis: After permitting four goals in Games 2, 3 and 4 - two of which the Caps lost - Holtby righted himself by stopping 61 of 63 chances as Washington won the final two matchups. The valuable netminder yielded two goals or fewer in three of his four regular-season meetings with Pittsburgh, the Capitals' next opponent.
|4/24/2017||Marcus Johansson, Was, LW|
|Johansson scored both Washington goals, the last coming 6:31 into overtime and clinching the Capitals' opening-round series with Toronto in Sunday's Game 6.
Analysis: Johansson set career highs with 24 goals and 58 points during the regular season, though he failed to score in any of the series' first five games. The Swede still finished the round with five points, recording at least one in four of the six matchups.
|4/24/2017||Joe Thornton, SJ, C|
|Thornton, an unrestricted free agent this summer, needs surgery to repair a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee he sustained late in the regular season.
Analysis: Remarkably, the 37-year-old played with the injury in four of the six games of San Jose's opening-round playoff series with Edmonton. It may have been Thornton's final run with the Sharks, and his age and health status figure to weigh heavily on his market value. The six-time All-Star and 1,391-point scorer did show he can still produce when healthy, recording seven goals and 43 assists over 79 games in his 19th NHL season and 12th with San Jose.
|4/24/2017||Dennis Seidenberg, NYI, D|
|The Islanders have re-signed Seidenberg to a one-year contract.
Analysis: Seidenberg led the Islanders with a plus-25 rating while recording five goals and 17 assists over 73 games in a solid first season with the team. The 35-year-old will be entering his 15th NHL campaign.
|4/23/2017||Martin Jones, SJ, G|
|Jones stopped 18 of 20 shots Saturday as the Sharks lost 3-1 and were eliminated by the Oilers in Game 6 of their first-round series.
Analysis: He was solid in starting all six games, notching a 1.75 GAA and stopping 157 of 168 shots.
|4/23/2017||Cam Talbot, Edm, G|
|Talbot made 27 saves as the Oilers advanced to the second round of the playoffs with a 3-1 victory in Game 6 over the Sharks on Saturday night.
Analysis: He started all six games and posted a 2.03 GAA while stopping 153 of 165 shots.
|4/23/2017||Patrick Marleau, SJ, LW|
|Marleau scored Saturday as the Sharks lost 3-1 and were eliminated by the Oilers in Game 6 of their first-round series.
Analysis: He had a goal in each of the final three games and added an assist over that span.
|4/23/2017||Connor McDavid, Edm, C|
|McDavid scored an empty-net goal as the Oilers advanced to the second round of the playoffs with a 3-1 victory in Game 6 over the Sharks on Saturday night.
Analysis: He finished with two goals and two assists in the series.
|4/23/2017||Oscar Klefbom, Edm, D|
|Klefbom had an assist as the Oilers advanced to the second round of the playoffs with a 3-1 victory in Game 6 over the Sharks on Saturday night. He did not play the third period because of an illness.
Analysis: Klefbom also scored twice in the series.
|4/23/2017||Leon Draisaitl, Edm, C|
|Draisaitl and Anton Slepyshev scored on breakaways in the opening minutes of the second period and the Oilers advanced to the second round of the playoffs with a 3-1 victory in Game 6 over the Sharks on Saturday night.
Analysis: Draisaitl had three points in the last two games after going without one in the first four.
|4/23/2017||Henrik Lundqvist, NYR, G|
|Lundqvist made 27 saves as the Rangers beat the Canadiens 3-1 in Game 6 on Saturday night to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Analysis: The Rangers won the final three games as Lundqvist stopped 84 of 88 shots.
|4/23/2017||Carey Price, Mon, G|
|Price stopped 20 of 22 shots Saturday as the Canadiens lost 3-1 to the Rangers and were eliminated in Game 6 of their first-round series.
Analysis: Price lost the last three games behind a 2.19 GAA as Montreal totaled four goals in those contests.
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