The Stanley Cup playoffs are fast approaching with less than two weeks remaining in the regular season, and the postseason field is starting to take shape. The Chicago Blackhawks became the latest team to clinch a playoff spot with a 3–2 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday night.
The Carolina Hurricanes also won a crucial wild-card battle in the Eastern Conference on Sunday, defeating the New Jersey Devils 3–2 to keep their postseason hopes alive.
Check out the latest NHL news and rumors below.
• Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux is “fine” after sustaining an apparent head injury in his team’s 2–1 loss to the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday, reports NHL.com’s Adam Kimelman.
• Colorado Avalanche forwards Nathan MacKinnon and Matt Duchene will miss the next two games with knee injuries, the team announced.
• The Nashville Predators are working on an entry-level contract with Harvard forward Jimmy Vesey, reports the Toronto Sun’s Terry Koshan.
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