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McElhinney will start Game 4 vs. the Bruins.

McElhinney stopped 29 of 31 shots in the Hurricanes 2-1 loss to the Bruins in Game 3. McElhinney has been great for Carolina during the postseason, stopping 100 of the 106 shots (.943 SV%) that he has faced in three and a half games. McElhinney will need to be as good as he was in Game 3 to give Carolina a chance to stay alive because TuukkaRask has been outstanding in the opposite crease.

Source: Chip Alexander 05/16/19, 12:15 pm EST

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The Stars have signed Esa Lindell to a six-year extension worth $34.8 million ($5.8M AAV).

Lindell, 24, has become a fantastic shutdown defenseman for Dallas after being selected in the third-round in 2012. Lindell has some offensive flair to his game as well, scoring 11 goals and 21 assists (32 points) in 82 games during the regular season. The Finnish defenseman had a great postseason, leading all Stars’ players in ice-time (26:58 TOI/gm) with four points (1G / 3A) and 34 blocked shots in 13 games. Lindell, John Klingberg and Miro Heiskanen will be among the NHL’s best top-3 defensemen for the Stars for many years to come.

Source: Dallas Stars 05/16/19, 12:06 pm EST

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Rask will start Game 3 in Carolina.

Rask allowed two goals on 23 shots in the Bruins 6-2 win over the Hurricanes in Game 2. Rask has now won five straight starts while allowing just eight goals on 169 shots (.953 SV%). Now the series shifts to Carolina, where the Hurricanes are 5-0 while outscoring their opponents 22-7 in the postseason.

Source: @NHLBruins 05/14/19, 1:50 pm EST

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Kesler underwent right hip resurfacing surgery on Thursday.

Hip resurfacing is a bone-preserving hip replacement that can provide pain relief and increase function in normal activities of daily living. The surgery does leave open the possibility that Kesler could resume his NHL career following a lengthy recovery. "As we all know, Ryan has been fiercely battling his condition for quite some time," said Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. "I've been extremely impressed by his determination to play despite being significantly injured. At this point, Ryan needs to think about his life and family. The pain he felt was significant and we agree with his decision to have this surgery. While it's unlikely he will play in 2019-20, we will support any decision he makes about his future playing career.”

Source: Anaheim Ducks 05/13/19, 3:33 pm EST

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The Kings have signed Nikolay Prokhorkin to a one-year, entry-level contract.

Prokhorkin, 25, was a fourth-round pick of the Kings (No.121 overall) in 2012 and is finally coming over to North America for the first time since 2013. Prokhorkin has spent the last seven seasons in the KHL, where he had 20 goals and 21 assists with St. Petersburg SKA this year and 184 points (91G / 93A) in 293 games overall (since 2013).

Source: Los Angeles Kings 05/13/19, 7:51 pm EST

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