Brenden Kichton has been called up by the Winnipeg Jets.
Kichton has no goals and 18 assists in 54 AHL games this season. With the Jets out of the playoff hunt, this is an opportunity to give Kichton his first taste of NHL experience.
Tim Schaller (lower body) was on the ice before the Bruins' practice.
Schaller has missed Boston's last seven games. He has seven goals and 14 points in 58 contests this season.
Jannik Hansen (upper body) said he's returning to the Sharks' lineup on Friday.
Hansen was originally called a game-time decision. It's not clear what the lines will be for San Jose, but it looks like Timo Meier will probably be scratched to make room for Hansen.
Darren Helm (lower body) has been ruled out for Friday's contest.
The good news is that Helm might still return on Sunday. He last played on March 18. He has eight goals and 13 points in 42 contests this season.
Melker Karlsson's (lower body) status for Friday's game is expected to be determined close to game-time.
Karlsson has been out for six consecutive games. He has nine goals and 19 points in 60 contests in 2016-17.
Jannik Hansen (upper body) is regarded as a game-time decision.
Hansen has missed the Sharks' last two games. He has six goals and 14 points in 34 contests this season.
Aaron Dell is projected to get the start for the Sharks on Friday.
While Dell has clearly been the backup goaltender all season, Martin Jones and him have been splitting the goalie duties evenly recently. Dell has a 10-5-1 record, 1.85 GAA, and .936 save percentage in 17 contests.
Patrik Laine ended his goal drought on the man advantage Thursday night.
He was credited with his first power-play goal since Jan. 26 on a shot that took a couple of fortuitous bounces. Laine leads all NHL rookies with 34 goals and 61 points in 66 games.