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Maxime Lagace will probably continue to serve as Vegas' backup goalie when the Stanley Cup Final begins Monday night.

Lagace has been Marc-Andre Fleury's understudy since Game 3 of the Western Conference Final. Malcolm Subban has been out of action due to an undisclosed issue. Lagace has been learning a great deal from Fleury during his stint in the lineup. "I'm watching Flower and how calm he is and how much fun he's having and I just follow what he does," he said. "But I'll be ready if I'm needed."
May 27 - 7:14 PM

Jeff Glass has been excellent for Rockford against Texas in the Western Conference Final of the AHL Calder Cup Playoffs.

Glass has won two straight starts, while posting a 1.47 goals-against average and .958 save percentage. He entered the series in Game 4 after Collin Delia had a 4.09 GAA and .852 save percentage in the first three matches. Rockford is down 3-2 in the series with Game 6 set for Monday night.
May 27 - 6:39 PM

James Neal has taken on a leadership role with the Golden Knights.

"The young guys are good like that," said Neal. "We can say things to help them out in other ways. For us, it's about leading by example with your work ethic and demeanor and the way you carry yourselves throughout the game and the ups and downs in a series. I think we've done a good job of that so far." He was in the Stanley Cup Final last year when his Nashville Predators lost in six games to Marc-Andre Fleury's Pittsburgh Penguins. Fleury, who has 13 matches of Stanley Cup Final experience, is the only other member of the Golden Knights to have made it this far in the NHL postseason. Neal played in the series with a broken hand and he's motivated to come away with a championship this time around.
May 27 - 5:32 PM

Andre Burakovsky is projected to stay on the third line for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

That shouldn't come as a surprise after Burakovsky came up big in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final against Tampa Bay with a two-goal performance. He has skated alongside Lars Eller and Brett Connolly for Washington's last two practices.
May 27 - 5:02 PM

Luca Sbisa has played well for Vegas since he got back into the lineup during the second round.

Sbisa had been sidelined since Feb. 27 due to an undisclosed injury. "When you're sitting there, watching all these games, it eats at your confidence a bit," he said. "But I told myself, 'You know what, you're the same player you were before. You just took some weeks off.' And the guys did a great job of keeping my conditioning up with specific drills. For me, it was just a matter of getting back to that comfort level pretty quickly and I think I found it right away." He has become a trusted defender on the Golden Knights and he has contributed two assists in seven playoff outings. Sbisa is eligible for unrestricted free agency in July.
May 27 - 4:26 PM

William Carrier (undisclosed) seems doubtful for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Carrier skated for a second straight time on Sunday at Vegas practice in a non-contact jersey. He hasn't played since May 4, but there is hope that he will be ready before the end of the series. Tomas Tatar and Oscar Lindberg were extras during the session.
May 27 - 2:10 PM

Miikka Salomaki is expected to get a slight raise this summer.

Salomaki, who is a restricted free agent on July 1, had a cap hit of $612,500 in each of the previous two seasons. He registered eight points and 114 hits in 58 games during the 2017-18 campaign.
May 27 - 12:24 PM

Juuse Saros is a restricted free agent this summer.

Saros may get a bridge deal and some extra playing time in 2018-19 to prove that he is a worthy successor to Pekka Rinne. "We're extremely fortunate to have a young guy like Juuse here who continues to impress us," Predators coach Peter Laviolette said earlier this month. "As we moved through the season, we were able to find more games for (Saros), and that could very well be the same thing next year." Saros posted an 11-5-7 record with a 2.44 goals-against average, .925 save percentage and three shutouts in 26 appearances last year.
May 27 - 12:18 PM

Alex Barre-Boulet has captured the CHL Player of the Year Award.

The Tampa Bay Lightning prospect paced the QMJHL with 53 goals and 63 assists for 116 points in 65 games. Barre-Boulet agreed to an entry-level contract with the Lightning as a free agent during his overage season with Blainville-Boisbriand. He won the award over finalists Carter Hart (PHI) and Jordan Kyrou (STL).
Source: CHL.ca
May 27 - 11:23 AM

Nicolas Hague has been named the CHL Defenseman of the Year for the 2017-18 season.

Hague beat out Los Angeles Kings prospect Kale Clague of the Moose Jaw Warriors and Olivier Galipeau of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan for the award. He piled up 35 goals from the back end, while adding 43 assists for 78 points in 67 games. The Vegas prospect produced 26 multi-point performances for the OHL's Mississauga Steelheads.
Source: CHL.ca
May 27 - 11:10 AM

Nikita Kucherov's agent, Dan Milstein, doesn't expect contract talks to begin with the Tampa Bay Lightning until the start of next season.

Kucherov, who can become a restricted free agent at the end of the 2018-19 campaign, can sign an extension as early as July 1. However, talks haven't begun yet and there isn't believed to be a need for a rush to get something done right away. Kucherov does have arbitration rights, but there doesn't appear to be any reason to panic if you are a Lightning fan. "He wants to stay in Tampa - he doesn't want to go anywhere," Milstein said. "Worst case, it's arbitration, they're not going to lose him. Both sides want him to be in Tampa."
May 27 - 10:55 AM

Valeri Nichushkin may have a new deal in place with the Dallas Stars soon, according to agent Mark Gandler.

"Val very much wants to come back," said Gandler. "Dallas wants him back and we are just very hopeful we'll be able to take care of this very soon." It's unclear when a contract could be finalized, but Gandler expects Nichushkin to be back with the Stars in 2018-19. He has spent the last two seasons playing in the KHL with CSKA Moscow
May 27 - 10:39 AM

Ryan Callahan, who will need surgery this off-season, said he played with a dislocated shoulder.

Callahan originally suffered on Dec. 14 at Arizona. It's tough," he added. "That's my third (surgery) in four years or something like that. It's never fun. It's part of it. Everybody goes through injuries. Everybody deals with it, so rehab, get better and get ready for next year." A date for the procedure is uncertain at this time, so it's unclear if he will be ready for the start of training camp.
May 27 - 10:21 AM

Tomas Plekanec hopes to be back with the Montreal Canadiens next season.

"I don't think we're really allowed until a certain point of, I guess, June," Plekanec said on Montreal's TSN 690 Radio this past Thursday. "So, obviously, we haven't (talked), but we discussed that possibility when I got traded in February, so that's where it's at. As I said before, I'd love to come back to Montreal. That's my priority and Marc said they'd like to have me back and that’s where we are right now. But as I've said before, too, I'm sure things are changing, things are planning for next season, so we'll see where we're at by the end of June." Plekanec is eligible for unrestricted free agency after he completed the 2017-18 campaign with Toronto. He only had two assists in 17 appearances with the Leafs during the regular season, but he did play better in the playoffs.
May 27 - 10:14 AM

Tomas Tatar feels comfortable with the Golden Knights following his trade from Detroit, but it took some time get there.

"Obviously it takes a little longer. You're not building that stuff in a day," Tatar said. "But like I said, guys were really nice to me. They helped me a lot, they took me around. ... They kind of took me into their family. I feel like one of them now." He has been struggling to receive ice time with Vegas since he was acquired at the trade deadline. Tatar has dressed in just six of the team's 15 playoff matches. However, he will be ready if called upon during the Stanley Cup Final.
May 27 - 10:06 AM



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