He will be re-evaluated by the team doctors.
After sustaining a lower-body injury on Sunday during an exhibition game against Switzerland in the lead-up to the World Championship, P.K. Subban is still expected to be ready for action when Canada kicks off their first game of the tournament on May 4.
- Canadiens prospect, Nathan Beaulieu continues to shine in the QMJHL playoffs. The 19-year-old defenseman has so far posted an assist in each of the first two games of the semi-final series pitting the Sea Dogs against the Saguenéens. He currently boasts a record of 10 points in as many games in this season’s playoffs. The Sea Dogs lead the series 2-0.
- Tri-City Americans forward, Patrick Holland has also been enjoying his share of success in the WHL postseason, despite his team having a tougher run. The Canadiens prospect netted three goals and two assists over the first two games of his squad’s semi-final match-up. The Americans, however, currently trail the Portland Winterhawks in the series, dropping each of the first two games by a score of 5-4, with both tilts being decided in overtime.
-The St-John Sea Dogs and Nathan Beaulieu will square off against the Chicoutimi Sagueneens in the QMJHL semi-finals. Up to now, Beaulieu has registered eight points in as many games, coming up with a plus-15 differential.
-Morgan Ellis, Michael Bournival and the Shawinigan Cataractes saw their playoff stretch stopped yesterday, after falling 3-2 to the Chicoutimi Sagueneens in game number 7. Both players will nonetheless be part of the Memorial Cup at the end of May in Shawinigan. Ellis recorded 11 points in 11 games whereas Bournival registered seven points in 11 games.
-In the WHL, the Tri-City Americans along with Patrick Holland are still staying afloat, with game number 7 being played out tonight. Five out of the six games were decided by one goal, three of them scored in overtime. Holland has recorded 12 points in nine games.
-In the OHL, the London Knights and Jarred Tinordi kick off the semi finals Thursday night against the Kitchener Rangers. In the first two rounds, the 6’7” defenseman tallied five points in 10 games.
- Émile Bouchard's funeral will be held on Saturday, April 21 at 11 a.m. at Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue church at the corner of Saint-Charles Street and Chemin de Chambly, in Longueuil. The family will receive condolences in front of the church from 10 a.m.
- Lars Eller (Denmark), Tomas Plekanec (Czech Republic), Alexei Emelin (Russia), P.K. Subban (Canada) and Max Pacioretty (United States) will be lacing up to represent their respective countries at the World Hockey Championships, taking place at the beginning of May in Finland and Sweden.
- In the QMJHL, Nathan Beaulieu is continuing to turn in strong performances for the Sea Dogs, logging three assists in his team’s first two victories over the Baie-Comeau Drakkar. Morgan Ellis and the Cataractes are tied up with one game apiece against the Chicoutimi Saguenéens, with Ellis scoring a goal in both games and Michaël Bournival recording an assist.
- In the OHL, Jarred Tinordi and the Knight are trailing 2-1 in their series against the Saginaw Spirit, while in the WHL, Patrick Holland and the Americans are tied with the Spokane Cheifs at one game each.
- None of the injured players will return to action against the Leafs. There will be no changes to the lineup from Thursday night.
- Peter Budaj will get his fourth consecutive start on Saturday night.