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Hamilton will take warmups and is expected to play in Game 1 vs. the Bruins.

As expected, it looks like Hamilton will make his long-awaited return in Game 1 vs. his former team. Head coach Rod Brind'Amour did not announce who would come out of the lineup for Hamilton but it's expected to be Haydn Fleury. Hamilton will likely skate with Jaccob Slavin and quarterback the top power-play unit, bumping Sami Vatanen to PP2.

Source: Sara Civian 08/11/20, 11:38 am EST

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Bishop will be available to start Game 1 vs. the Flames.

Bishop only played in the first Stars' round-robin game and then missed the third due to being "unfit to play." However, head coach Rick Bowness said he's available to start Game 1 vs. Calgary and likely will. He allowed four goals on 32 shots in the round-robin loss to Vegas and was 1-1-1 with a 2.29 GAA and .916 SV% in three games vs. the Flames this season.

Source: Bruce LeVine 08/11/20, 9:15 am EST

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Stamkos (undisclosed) is not expected to play in Game 1 vs. the Blue Jackets.

When head coach Jon Cooper met with the media on Monday he said that everything is "status quo" which suggests that Stamkos is still "out indefinitely." Unless he's keeping things close to the vest ahead of Game 1, don't expect Stamkos to be out there on Tuesday afternoon.

Source: Joe Smith 08/11/20, 8:52 am EST

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Merzlikins (undisclosed) is out indefinitely.

Merzlikins was banged up in the Blue Jackets’ Game 4 overtime loss to the Maple Leafs and was not available to backup in Game 5. Head coach John Tortorella was not sure how long Merzlikins will be out when he met with the media on Monday. Look for Joonas Korpisalo to start Game 1 vs. Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

Source: Alison Lukan 08/10/20, 1:14 pm EST

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Hedman will be a game-time decision for Game 1 vs. Columbus.

Hedman was injured early in the Lightning’s round-robin finale vs. the Flyers and did not return. Head coach Jon Cooper did not have an update on his status on Monday and said his availability will be determined on Tuesday. The Lightning play in the first game of the day (3:00 PM) so there will be no morning skate for Hedman to test out his injury.

Source: Joe Smith 08/10/20, 1:12 pm EST

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Voracek (undisclosed) will skate on Monday and will be a game-time decision for Game 1 vs. Montreal.

Voracek missed the Flyers final round-robin game and will be a game-time decision for Game 1 vs. the Canadiens. The fact that he will skate on Monday bodes well for his availability two days from now. Voracek had two assists in three games vs. Montreal this season.

Source: John Lu 08/10/20, 1:10 pm EST

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Pacioretty has joined the Golden Knights in the bubble and Pete DeBoer anticipates him being ready for Game 1 vs. Chicago.

Pacioretty missed the entire round-robin but joined the Golden Knights in the bubble in Edmonton over the weekend and should be in the lineup for Game 1 on Tuesday. Pacioretty had a terrific 2002 season, scoring 32 goals with 34 assists (66 points) in 71 games.

Source: @GoldenKnights 08/10/20, 10:36 am EST

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