Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now: Boston Bruins forwards Zach Senyshyn and Brad Marchand missed practice yesterday due to injuries. They are hopeful that Marchand is able to play this afternoon. Senyshyn will miss some time with an upper-body injury.
Jim Matheson said there is no update on whether the Oilers would need to protect him for the expansion draft given the major surgery.
Joe Smith: Tampa Bay Lightning GM Julien BriseBois said that forward Nikita Kucherov is “right on track” and has started skating. He is expected to be fully recovered in time for the start of the playoffs.