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Lawrence Pilut
Lands KHL deal
DBuffalo Sabres  Foreign
May 27, 2020
Pilut (illness) has signed a contract with Traktor Chelyabinsk of the KHL, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
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Wyatt Kalynuk
Will forego senior season
DPhiladelphia Flyers  Free Agent
May 27, 2020
Kalynuk will join the professional ranks rather than return to the University of Wisconsin for his last year of eligibility, Todd D. Milewski of the Wisconsin State Journal reports.
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Nick Bjugstad
Injury details released
CPittsburgh Penguins
Back
May 27, 2020
Bjugstad's surgery was to repair a herniated disc, the team announced Wednesday.
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Jonathan Drouin
Cleared to play
CMontreal Canadiens
May 27, 2020
According to general manager Marc Bergevin, Drouin (ankle) has been cleared to play, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Dean Kukan
Cleared for postseason play
DColumbus Blue Jackets
May 27, 2020
Kukan (knee) will be ready to go when the Blue Jackets face off with the Maple Leafs in the playoffs, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
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Alexandre Texier
Back to full health
CColumbus Blue Jackets
May 27, 2020
Texier (back) is expected to be fully healthy when Columbus starts its pre-postseason training camp in July, NHL.com's Jeff Svoboda reports.
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Seth Jones
Ready for playoffs
DColumbus Blue Jackets
May 27, 2020
Jones (ankle) will be available for the Blue Jackets' postseason matchup with Toronto, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
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Oliver Bjorkstrand
Given all-clear
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
May 27, 2020
Bjorkstrand (ankle) will be ready to play once the NHL kicks off the 24-team playoff, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
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Jan Rutta
Healthy ahead of return to play
DTampa Bay Lightning
May 27, 2020
Rutta (lower body) should be ready to rock once Tampa Bay begins its training camp in July, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
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Victor Hedman
Set for restart
DTampa Bay Lightning
May 27, 2020
Hedman (undisclosed) is expected to be fully fit when the NHL resumes Phase 2 workouts, per Joe Smith of The Athletic.
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Sami Vatanen
Cleared to play
DCarolina Hurricanes
May 27, 2020
Vatanen (leg) will be ready to suit up for the Hurricanes once the league kicks off the 2020 postseason, Chip Alexander of The Raleigh News & Observer reports.
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Brett Pesce
Set to meet with surgeon
DCarolina Hurricanes
Shoulder
May 27, 2020
Pesce (shoulder) is scheduled to meet with a surgeon June 5, Cory Lavalette of the North State Journal reports.
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Nick Robertson
Will join expanded roster
LWToronto Maple Leafs
May 27, 2020
Robertson will be part of the Maple Leafs' expanded roster for the playoffs, Mike Zeisberger of NHL.com reports.
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Josh Anderson
Could return in August
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
Shoulder
May 27, 2020
Anderson (shoulder) likely won't be ready for initial small-group training but could be cleared to play in August, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
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Adam Pelech
Ready for play to resume
DNew York Islanders
May 27, 2020
Pelech (Achilles) is expected to be ready when the league begins Phase 2 small group training sessions, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.
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Nick Bjugstad
Undergoes second surgery
CPittsburgh Penguins
Lower Body
May 27, 2020
Bjugstad (lower body) suffered a setback in his recovery and had an additional surgery Tuesday. The center is expected to miss the entirety of the postseason.
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John Carlson
Paces blueliners in 2019-20
DWashington Capitals
May 26, 2020
Carlson finished the coronavirus-shortened 2019-20 regular season with 15 goals and 75 points in 69 games.
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Alex Ovechkin
Shares Richard Trophy
LWWashington Capitals
May 26, 2020
Ovechkin ended the 2019-20 regular season with 48 goals and 67 points in 68 games.
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Brian Gibbons
Headed to Switzerland in 2020-21
CCarolina Hurricanes  Minors
May 21, 2020
Gibbons agreed in principle Wednesday to a contract with Lausanne HC of the Swiss National League that will go into effect for the 2020-21 season, Jerome Reynard of 24Heures.ch reports.
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Mikkel Boedker
Signs overseas
LWOttawa Senators
May 19, 2020
Boedker agreed to terms on a two-year deal with HC Lugano on Tuesday.
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Xavier Ouellet
Hasn't found twine since 2016-17
DMontreal Canadiens
May 15, 2020
Ouellet recorded just two points (both assists) in 12 NHL contests prior to the suspension of play in mid-March.
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Ben Chiarot
Sets new career high
DMontreal Canadiens
May 15, 2020
Chiarot chipped in nine goals and 21 points through 69 games before the league went on hiatus in mid-March.
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Mike Hoffman
Continues thriving in Sunrise
LWFlorida Panthers
May 14, 2020
Hoffman racked up 59 points in 69 games prior to the league going on hiatus in mid-March.
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Aaron Ekblad
Sets new career high
DFlorida Panthers
May 14, 2020
Ekblad set a new career high in assists (36) and points (41) in 67 games before play was paused in mid-March.
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Brett Connolly
Nearing 20-goal plateau
RWFlorida Panthers
May 14, 2020
Connolly tallied 19 goals and 33 points in 69 games prior to the league suspension of play in mid-March.
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