After Rick Nash scored a mere three goals in the recent post-season, there's been plenty of speculation that the New York Rangers would try to trade the highly paid, high-profile right winger.
Jimmy Vesey will make his long-awaited return to the Rangers' lineup on Friday against Chicago.
Captain Nick Foligno is too sick to play in Friday's match with the Red Wings.
Calvin Pickard will be the Avalanche's starter on Saturday.
Jimmy Vesey (upper body) will be a game-time decision on Friday.
Antti Raanta will get the nod on Friday.
Jiri Hudler (illness) has been taken off the injured reserve list.
Cal Clutterbuck has agreed to a five-year extension with the New York Islanders.
Max Pacioretty scored a goal in Thursday's win over New Jersey.
Jamie Benn scored a goal and two assists in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators.
Mark Scheifele scored a goal in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the New York Rangers.
Kevin Hayes scored the game-winning goal in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets.