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Ivan Provorov thinks he's ready to claim a roster spot with the Flyers next season.

"I think I'm ready," he said, "but we'll see what happens. I think I'm going to have another good summer and come ready in September." GM Ron Hextall said the team would make room for any player who comes in and proves they are worthy, but they also don't want to rush their prospects. Provorov can't play in the AHL with the Phantoms next year, so he would have to go back to the WHL if he isn't in Philadelphia.
May 4 - 3:24 PM

Nate Schmidt is expected to be a healthy scratch in Game 4 on Wednesday night.

He stayed on the ice late with the scratches at the morning skate. Mike Weber also said he would be in the lineup even though coach Barry Trotz wouldn't comment on his lineup.
May 4 - 3:06 PM

Alex Pietrangelo is feeling fine after he was checked from behind on Tuesday night in Game 3.

He took part in the team's optional skate on Wednesday. "No, I'm good," he said. "Just a little scratch on my eye. That's all." Pietrangelo had one assist and a plus-2 rating in the Blues' 6-1 win over Dallas on Tuesday.
May 4 - 2:26 PM

Trevor Daley is slated to occupy Kris Letang's spot on the top power-play unit Wednesday night.

Letang won't play in Game 4 because of a one-game suspension, so Daley gets a chance to skate with Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby, Phil Kessel and Patric Hornqvist on the first combination. Daley has collected four assists in eight postseason games for the Penguins.
May 4 - 1:50 PM

Justin Schultz was paired with Ian Cole during the morning skate and appears to be in the lineup for Game 4 versus Washington.

He said he was "pretty sure" that he's playing. Schultz has appeared in just one playoff contest with Pittsburgh and that came back in Game 1 versus the Rangers when he logged just 5:52 of ice time. The Penguins will give him another chance after losing Olli Maatta to injury and Kris Letang to a suspension.
May 4 - 1:44 PM

Olli Maatta (upper body) is being called a game-time decision, but he probably won't play Wednesday in Game 4 against Washington.

He hasn't skated with the team since being hurt in Game 2 last Saturday.
May 4 - 1:39 PM

Bryan Rust (lower body) will be a game-time decision, according to coach Mike Sullivan, but it doesn't seem likely that he will play.

He didn't skate in the morning and was seen walking slowly out of Consol Energy Center as the session ended. Rust suffered a lower-body injury on Monday and probably won't play in Game 4 versus Washington.
May 4 - 1:36 PM

Tom Sestito is projected to fill in for Bryan Rust on Wednesday in Game 4 against Washington.

Rust is listed as a game-time decision, but he didn't skate in the morning after suffering a lower-body injury on Monday. Sestito was told to be ready, but he isn't sure if he is in the lineup.
May 4 - 1:21 PM

Eric Fehr did not take part in the morning skate and will be a game-time decision on Wednesday night.

If he is unable to play then Oscar Sundqvist will probably dress in his place. It's unclear what is ailing Fehr.
May 4 - 1:16 PM

Marcus Johansson (upper body) will be available to play in Game 4 on Wednesday night.

He didn't skate on Tuesday because of an upper-body injury, but he is OK to play versus Pittsburgh. Johansson stayed in Game 3 after passing his concussion tests.
May 4 - 12:33 PM

Mike Weber will be back in the lineup on Wednesday in Game 4 against Pittsburgh.

It looks like Nate Schmidt will be scratched after he had a rough game on Monday. Weber hasn't played since Game 6 against Philadelphia in Round 1.
May 4 - 12:20 PM

Matt Murray is expected to remain in the crease for Pittsburgh on Wednesday night in Game 4 versus Washington.

Coach Mike Sullivan said that "common sense suggests" that the Penguins should stick with Murray in goal and he'll get no argument from us. Murray has been excellent in the postseason with a 1.78 goals-against average and a .944 save percentage in six starts. Marc-Andre Fleury dressed as the backup goalie in Game 3 and will probably do so again on Wednesday.
May 4 - 11:45 AM

Kevin Fiala is up with the Predators as part of the Black Aces squad.

Vladislav Kamenev, Frederick Gaudreau, Corey Potter and Stefan Elliott have also joined Nashville. Milwaukee was swept in three straight games by Grand Rapids in the Calder Cup Playoffs. It's unclear if Fiala will see time in the NHL playoffs, but he stands the best chance of this group.
May 4 - 11:03 AM

Colin Wilson potted his third goal of the postseason on Tuesday in Game 3 against San Jose.

He gave the Predators a 3-1 lead in the third period in what eventually became a 4-1 victory. Wilson has recorded a point in each of his last four matches to give him eight points in the 2016 playoffs. He has elevated his game in the postseason after scoring just 24 points in 64 games during the regular season.
May 4 - 10:58 AM

Colton Sissons managed to return to Tuesday's contest after it looked like he may had suffered a significant left knee injury.

With just under 14 minutes remaining in the third period, he was sent flying into the net and end boards by San Jose defenseman Brenden Dillon when he had a partial breakaway. "It was a bit of a rough ride, for sure," Sissons said. "Initially I was a little worried the way it felt, but it settled down pretty quick and I got things checked out. I was able to go back out there and get another shift in me." It seems like he will be fine.
May 4 - 10:52 AM


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