Rantanen takes part in Avs full practice
Rick Sadowski: Colorado Avalanche forward Mikko Rantanen practiced in a regular jersey and took part in the full practice.
Stralman might be able to return at some point this series
Joe Smith: Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman skated on his own yesterday. Coach Jon Cooper thinks that Stralman could be available at some point in the first round of the playoffs.
Joe Smith: Stralman is dealing with a lower-body injury.
NHLPA files appeal on behalf of Voynov
Pierre LeBrun: The NHLPA has filed an appeal of the one-year suspension on behalf of Slava Voynov. An impartial arbitrator will hear the appeal.
Sparks fills in for Hutchinson
Kristen Shilton of TSN: Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Garret Sparks temporarily returned to Leafs practice, filling in for Michael Hutchinson who is with his wife for the birth of their child.
“Really is not back here any sooner in my mind,” said Leafs’ coach Mike Babcock. “He’s filling in for a day or two here while Hutch and his wife welcome their child. But the 10-day program he was on, he’s still on. We won’t deviate from that.”
Boyle lays out Dickinson
Dickinson left the game for the remainder of the first period but was able to return for the season.