NHL News: Player News and Updates for 6/13/15
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Daily Schedule and More
June 13, 2015
Now that the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Finals are all tied up at two games apiece, that makes tonight’s Game 5 in Tampa all the more important. While we’re waiting on that one, let’s check out some of the notable players and situations out there in our daily wrap-up.
Good news for the Sabres’ Evander Kane. He was able to return to the ice and do some skating this week for the first time since his shoulder surgery. That procedure was completed way back in early February.
Kane is reportedly ahead of schedule in his 4-6 month recovery timetable and should be good to go by the time training camp rolls around.
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Will Tampa’s Ben Bishop be back in goal tonight against the Blackhawks for an all-important Game 5? That’s the question that’s on everyone’s minds, and it’s especially perplexing given the mystery surrounding his condition.
Bishop was out of Game 4 due to his undisclosed injury, which led Andrei Vasilevskiy to sub in for the loss. We’ll likely get an update on the goalie status in the coming hours.
Over in New York, it’s looking like fan favorite winger Mats Zuccarello will be playing in a charity game in Norway in six days. It’ll be the first time he’ll be on the ice since his brain contusion that knocked him out in the first round of the playoffs.
Zuccarello’s injury was far worse than many people had speculated, as he temporarily lost the ability to move his arm or speak in the wake of his incident. The Rangers certainly missed his presence on the ice throughout the rest of their run in the playoffs, lacking that spark that Zuccarello can bring to an offense.
The good news is that he should have a relatively normal off-season and should be okay for the 2015-16 campaign.
The Penguins got some good news for winger Pascal Dupuis this week. He’s received medical clearance to take contact and do some working out.
Dupuis has been battling a blood clot in his lung and will be on blood thinner medication. He should be okay for next season, but he’s been able to play just 55 games over the last two years due to injury.
NHL Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the upcoming games on the NHL schedule, including the start times and TV networks where you can catch each matchup.
Saturday, June 13, 2015:
8:00 PM ET:
Chicago Blackhawks at Tampa Bay Lightning (CBC, NBC, TVA)
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