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There should be more known about the status of Pascal Dupuis (blood clots) within a couple of weeks.

That's the timetable that GM Jim Rutherford has given for an update on Dupuis' status. He was diagnosed with the blood clots on November 19 and managed to play another five games before the Penguins shut him down for the remainder of the season.
May 24 - 8:05 AM

GM Jim Rutherford is hoping to hear in the next couple of weeks on the status of Kris Letang (concussion).

Letang suffered the injury on March 28 and is approaching the two month mark since the injury. Stay tuned.
May 24 - 8:02 AM

Pittsburgh GM Jim Rutherford is looking to trade back into the first round.

The Penguins dealt their first round pick to the Edmonton Oilers earlier in the season as they received David Perron in return for Rob Klinkhammer and what turned out to be the 16th pick. Rutherford will be looking at teams who have two picks in the first round which include the Oilers, Buffalo, Toronto, Winnipeg, Arizona and the Philadelphia Flyers.
May 24 - 8:00 AM

Jay Beagle said that he would be 'honored' to re-sign with the Washington Capitals.

Beagle is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 but if he had his druthers, he wants back in with the Capitals. "I would love to stay here," Beagle said. "I would be honored to. That’s the way I look at it. At the end of the day, I will talk to my agent. That’s why I have him. He’s there for me and he’s always been great for me. I definitely want to hear what he has to say and see what happens. This is the first time I’ve been through it. I have no clue what could happen. But I obviously love it here. I’m not going to say otherwise." Beagle had ten goals and 20 points in 60 regular season games so his fantasy value is limited at best.
May 24 - 7:55 AM

Francois Beauchemin set an Anaheim Ducks record Saturday for most assists in the playoffs by a defenseman.

Beauchemin picked up his 27th career assist for the Ducks when he set up Emerson Etem for Anaheim's opening goal. The assist allowed him to pass Scott Niedermeyer for the top spot in Anaheim history.
May 24 - 7:48 AM

Ryan Kesler scored his fifth goal of the playoffs on Saturday.

Kesler's goal started a flurry of Anaheim action as the Ducks scored three times in 37 seconds in the third period. Kesler has played great defense as well as he has stymied Chicago's top center Jonathan Toews at almost every opportunity. Kesler has 10 points in the post-season, making him a fine acquisition in fantasy pools.
May 24 - 7:24 AM

Emerson Etem's third goal of the playoffs tied Game 4 at one apiece.

The Long Beach, California native has played well in 11 post-season games as a bottom-six forward. He has yet to garner an assist in the playoffs and it was his first goal in the third round.
May 24 - 7:21 AM

The Anaheim Ducks have yet to lose in regulation time in the 2015 playoffs.

The Ducks lost their third game of the post-season in double-overtime on Saturday and it was the second loss in OT to the Blackhawks as they dropped Game 2 in triple-overtime. Anaheim is currently 10-3 in the playoffs and they return to Anaheim for Game 5 Monday tied at two games apiece.
May 24 - 7:09 AM

The Anaheim Ducks scored three goals in 37 seconds, becoming the second-fastest team to score three in the playoffs.

The 1979 Toronto Maple Leafs still hold the record as they scored three times in 23 seconds against the Atlanta Flames, in which Chicago coach Joel Quenneville picked up an assist on the third Leaf goal. Matt Beleskey scored the middle goal for the Ducks and now has six in the playoffs after scoring all five in the second round against the Calgary Flames.
May 24 - 7:06 AM

Antoine Vermette scored the game-winning goal in the Blackhawks’ 5-4 double-overtime triumph against the Ducks on Saturday night.

A healthy scratch in Game 3, Vermette is the reason the Western Conference final is shifting to Anaheim tied up at two. His gaffe, along with Kimmo Timonen’s, also led to a Ducks goal in the third period, but he atoned for that mistake big time. Brandon Saad (goal, two assists), Jonathan Toews (goal, assist), Brent Seabrook and Patrick Kane notched the other goals for Chicago. At one point in the third period, Chicago had a 3-1 lead … however, that ended up being short-lived and it went down 4-3 after giving up three goals in 37 seconds, before tying the game on Kane's power-play goal.
May 24 - 12:26 AM

Corey Crawford made 47 saves in the Blackhawks’ 5-4 double-overtime win against the Ducks on Saturday night.

Let’s face it, even though the final stat line doesn’t look that bad, Crawford did not look comfortable in net all night. He struggled to read the puck cleanly off of shots and was lucky to come away with this win. The Blackhawks took a 3-1 lead in the third period, only to see that erased within 37 seconds. Chicago needed a goal at 12:39 of the period to force extra time. Crawford has a 7-3 record, 2.36 goals-against average and .924 save percentage in the playoffs.
May 24 - 12:25 AM

Corey Perry lit the lamp for the Ducks in their 5-4 double-overtime loss to the Blackhawks on Saturday night.

The Western Conference final heads back to Anaheim tied up at two games apiece. Perry scored the third goal in a 37-second span for the Ducks in the second period, one that put them ahead for several minutes, 4-3. He now has nine goals and eight assists in the playoffs. Emerson Etem, Ryan Kesler, and Matt Beleskey picked up the other goals. Patrick Maroon had five shots on goal and eight hits.
May 24 - 12:24 AM

Frederik Andersen stopped 35 shots in the Ducks’ 5-4 double-overtime loss to the Blackhawks on Saturday night.

Neither goalie had a banner-worthy night. Andersen had given up a one goal through the first two periods, on 20 shots, then gave up three on 13 third-period shots. Andersen still sports a 10-3 record, with a 1.92 goals-against average and .929 save percentage. The Western Conference final is knotted up at two.
May 24 - 12:22 AM

Ken Hitchcock is likely to remain the coach of the Blues next season, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.

"The word we’re getting out of St. Louis is that barring anything dramatic happening, Ken Hitchcock will be back as coach of the Blues next year," Friedman said on Hockey Night in Canada. Hitchcock has coached the Blues for four seasons, helping lead them to the playoffs in each one. The catch is that the Blues have been knocked out in the first round the past two seasons.
May 23 - 11:23 PM
Dan Bylsma - C -

According to Sportsbet’s Elliotte Friedman, Dan Bylsma will meet with the Sabres this week.

As Friedman notes, Bylsma was the assistant coach for Team USA at the world championships, so he coached Jack Eichel, who will likely be selected by Buffalo with the second pick in the NHL draft. Bylsma sports a 252-117-32 record in five-plus seasons as an NHL coach, all with the Penguins. He did not coach last season.
May 23 - 11:19 PM

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