The NHL playoffs start in just over a month, with the remaining games playing a critical role in the postseason picture. The Dallas Stars hold a one-point lead over the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference, while the Washington Capitals have a substantial lead in the Eastern Conference.
Check out the latest NHL news and rumors below.
• New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak left his team’s game against the Penguins on Tuesday. He did not return and it’s unclear how severe the injury is.
• The Montreal Canadiens announced that forward Brendan Gallagher will miss two to three weeks with a lower body injury. Gallagher was injured Saturday and sat out Tuesday’s game.
• The Carolina Hurricanes announced that they signed University of New Hampshire forward Andrew Poturalski to a two-year contract. Poturalski was second in the NCAA in the scoring this year.
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