It has been a very turbulent season on the ice for Carolina forward Martin Necas. It looked like as if he was busting out in a big way recently with a six-points-in-four-games stretch, but that was over a week ago, and that's a lifetime at this stage of the NHL season. He found himself on a new line on Thursday:
This isn't an indictment of his future or anything, but it does speak to how he's struggled this year. Let's hope for a big turnaround next season.
David Pastrnak looks like he'll miss Friday's game for Boston, but the team is saying he's still with them on the road trip. That is a good indication that whatever is ailing him is not serious.
Lots of good news for Minnesota and their injured players:
Having a full roster as they head into the postseason will be vital for this team. It also makes me wonder: what's Marco Rossi up to these days?
The Kings got back one defenceman, which is a boost to them at this point: