The IR Report Playoff Edition...
Adam McQuaid, Defense – Eye – Day-to-Day
McQuaid missed Tuesdays practice with an eye injury and is doubtful for Thursday’s opener.
Johnny Boychuk, Defense – Knee – Day-to-Day
Boychuk has been in full practice both Monday and Tuesday but has not been announced as ready for action in game one. That is not to say he won’t play, just no announcement at this time.
Tuukka Rask, Goal – Groin – Day-to-Day
Rask has also been back in full practice since Monday and may be ready to back up on Thursday
Nathan Horton, Wing – Concussion – Day-to-Day
He is now officially out for the postseason.
Neither player is probable to return for the post season as Skille had shoulder surgery and Bradley has a concussion.
New Jersey Devils
David Clarkson, Wing – Lower Body – Day-to-Day
Clarkson was on the ice for the team practice on Tuesday and should be ready to play in game one against Florida
Jacob Josefson, Center – Wrist – Week-to-Week
Josefson has a non-displaced wrist fracture, but the injury will not require surgery to repair. He will not play in the first round.
Henrik Tallinder, Defense – Leg – Indefinite
Tallinder has a blood clot in his leg and has not played since Jan 17th. It is a serious injury and hi is doubtful to return any time in the post season.
New York Rangers
Chris Neil, Wing – Upper Body – Day-to-Day
The Sens had a scare when Neil crashed hard into the boards at practice and was helped off the ice. He is expected to be ready for game one on Thursday.
Daniel Briere, Center – Back – Indefinite
Briere missed the final three games of the regular season, but was in practice on Monday, and again on Tuesday. He could be ready for game one.
James van Riemsdyk, Wing – Foot – Mid-to-Late-April
JVR could make his return in the first round if the series goes long.
Out for First Round
Matt Niskanen, Defense – Upper Body – Day-to-Day
Niskanen has not resumed skating. He is doubtful for a first round return.
Ben Lovejoy, Defense – Knee – Week-to-Week
Lovejoy has been out since March 27th and his timeline was three to four weeks. He returned to full practice on Monday. He is probable to return in the first round.
Tomas Vokoun, Goal – Groin – Day-to-Day
Vokun was on the ice for 2o minutes after resting for 12 days. He is still a ways away and is doubtful for the first round.
Michael Neuvirth, Goal – Lower Body – Day-to-Day
Neuvirth is closer to returning than Vokun is as he was also on the ice on Tuesday but participated in drills and took some shots. He is probable to return during the first round, perhaps as a back-up.
John Erskine, Defense – Lower Body – Day-to-Day
Continues to recover from knee arthroscopic surgery
Jonathan Toews, Center – Concussion – Day-to-Day
Toews had another full practice on the ice on Tuesday, but would not comment if he would be ready for game one on Thursday. It looks promising!
Steve Montador, Defense – Concussion – Day-to-Day
Montador was struck in the head by a shot from Mark Fayne and suffered a concussion on March 27th
Ben Smith and Dan Carcillo
Both players have suffered season ending injuries.
Detroit Red Wings
Dan Cleary, Wing – Knee – Day-to-Day
Cleary has been practicing and should be in the line-up on game one
Darren Helm, Center – Knee – Day-to-Day
Helm was cleared for contact in practice on Tuesday. He will return at some point in the series against Nashville.
Joey MacDonald, Goal – Back – Day-to-Day
MacDonald received cortisone shot on Monday but his ailing back will likely see TY Conklin be the back up in the post season.
Patrick Eaves, Wing – Concussion – Indefinite
Eaves has not been able to resume work outs and is very unlikely to play in the post season.
Los Angeles Kings
Jeff Carter, Center – Ankle – Day-to-Day
Carter said he expected to be ready for the post season a week ago, and recently said "I think it takes a little bit to kind of warm up, but once I get going it's doing pretty good."
Brad Richardson, Wing – Appendectomy – Indefinite
Richardson had an emergency appendectomy surgery on Monday and is out indefinitely. You're looking at two weeks, likely.
Out for Post Season
Anders Lindback, Goal, Upper Body – Day-to-Day
Lindback was back in practice on Tuesday and Coach Barry Trotz expects him to back up to start the series against Detroit
Daniel Sedin, Wing – Concussion – Day-to-Day
Sedin was on ice in practice with the team on Monday, but not on Tuesday or Wednesday. He is out for game one, and when he will return is anybody's guess.
Zack Kassian, Wing – Upper Body – Day-to-Day
Kassian is nursing a sore shoulder but is getting close to a return. He will play in the first round.