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  • Evander Kane LW | EDM

    Oilers' Evander Kane: Out for Game 4

    Kane (abdomen) won't play in Game 4 against Florida on Saturday, according to Tracey Myers of NHL.com.

    Kane, who has been dealing with a sports hernia since the end of the regular season, will miss his second straight contest. He has generated four goals, four assists, 44 shots on net and 64 hits in 20 contests this postseason.

  • Oilers' Stuart Skinner: Set to start Saturday

    Skinner is expected to start at home against Florida in Game 4 on Saturday, per Tracey Myers of NHL.com.

    Skinner lost the first three contests of the Stanley Cup Finals while stopping 59 of 68 shots (.868 save percentage). He has an 11-8 record, 2.59 GAA and .893 save percentage across 19 postseason outings this year. He hasn't endured a personal losing streak longer than three contests in the regular season or playoffs in 2023-24.

  • Panthers' Sergei Bobrovsky: Set to start Game 4

    Bobrovsky will guard the road net in Game 4 against Edmonton on Saturday, per Steve Goldstein of Bally Sports Florida.

    Bobrovsky has stopped 151 of 160 shots during his six-game winning streak. If he wins again Saturday, the Panthers will hoist the Stanley Cup, and he could earn the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. Bobrovsky has a 15-5 record this postseason with a 2.07 GAA and a .916 save percentage through 20 outings.

  • Evander Kane LW | EDM

    Oilers' Evander Kane: Not at practice Saturday

    Kane (hip) is not at morning practice and is questionable ahead of Game 4 versus Florida on Saturday, Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic reports.

    Kane didn't play in Game 3 on Thursday after logging only 10:33 of ice time in Game 2 on Monday. The feisty winger has four goals, four assists, 37 PIM and 64 hits in 20 appearances this postseason. Warren Foegele is slated to occupy a spot in the top-six group should Kane be unavailable to play.

  • Cole Reinhardt LW | OTT

    Senators' Cole Reinhardt: Inks two-way contract

    Reinhardt signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Senators on Friday.

    Reinhardt had eight goals, 23 points and 76 PIM in 56 regular-season contests with AHL Belleville in 2023-24. The 24-year-old appeared in one NHL game in 2021-22, but he hasn't played at the top level over the past two campaigns.

  • Radim Simek D | DET

    Radim Simek: Returning to Europe

    Simek signed a three-year contract with Liberec of the Czech Extraliga on Friday.

    The 31-year-old defenseman has played parts of five seasons with the Sharks but he spent the entire 2023-24 season at the AHL level, picking up four goals and 13 assists in 49 games split between Grand Rapids and AHL San Jose. The Czech native will likely finish his playing career in Europe.

  • Rangers' Karl Henriksson: Inks overseas deal

    Henriksson agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the Swedish club Vaxjo Lakers on Thursday.

    Henriksson will be a restricted free agent for the Rangers this offseason, so the team could retain his NHL rights by giving him a qualifying offer. Having said that, the fact that Henriksson signed a three-year deal with a Swedish team suggests he won't be making a return to North America any time soon, so the Rangers could simply decide to let him walk. In the minors this year, the 23-year-old center generated 11 goals and 12 assists in 64 games -- that's not the type of productivity New York was hoping for when they selected him in the second round of the 2019 NHL Draft.

  • Brett Kulak D | EDM

    Oilers' Brett Kulak: Garners assist in Game 3

    Kulak provided an assist, three blocked shots and two PIM in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Panthers in Game 3.

    The helper ended a seven-game slump for Kulak. The defenseman has earned six points, 18 shots on net, 20 hits, 42 blocked shots, 12 PIM and an even plus-minus rating over 21 playoff appearances. Kulak remains in a third-pairing role and isn't overly physical, but he's been steady for an Oilers defense that has become tumultuous in the Stanley Cup Finals.

  • Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Collects assist in loss

    Nurse notched an assist, two hits and two blocked shots in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Panthers in Game 3.

    Nurse was questionable heading into Thursday's game after leaving Monday's Game 1 with a hip injury. The 29-year-old defenseman snapped his four-game slump with a helper on a Philip Broberg tally in the third period. Nurse has underwhelmed this postseason with four helpers, a minus-14 rating, 50 blocked shots, 45 hits and 32 shots on net through 21 appearances, though he remains in a top-four role.

  • Oilers' Adam Henrique: Pockets helper in loss

    Henrique registered an assist and five hits in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Panthers in Game 3.

    Henrique has struggled to make an impact this postseason, earning five points, eight shots on net, 43 hits and an even plus-minus rating over 13 contests. He missed time with an ankle injury and has often been stuck on the third line when healthy. Given the Oilers have lost three straight games, he could get moved into a top-six role for Game 4 on Saturday, but he's unlikely to see enough ice time to make him an intriguing option for DFS.

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