The Detroit Red Wings, Florida Panthers and Ottawa Senators will all miss the playoffs, but some players could return to the lineup for some playoff action.
Here’s who’s likely to return, and who might be left out: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang: Letang, the team’s first-round pick, has been out since early December with a broken thumb and wrist.
He’s listed as day-to-day.
He was expected to play in Saturday’s Game 4, but it’s unclear if he’ll make it to the third round.
Bruins forward Matt Beleskey: He missed the playoffs last season after having surgery on his right knee, and he’s not scheduled to play again until June.
Belesker was one of the most highly regarded players in the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs, when he had 13 goals and 25 assists.
Capitals defenseman Justin Williams: He had shoulder surgery in early January and is scheduled to return for the first time this season.
He missed a game in Game 1 and missed Game 4 after having shoulder surgery.
Wild defenseman Matt Dumba: He is expected to miss at least two games in Game 3 against the Devils after having a hip injury.
The Flyers are expected to keep goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, who is listed as probable for Game 4 with an upper-body injury.