Neal will be a healthy scratch in Game 5.
Neal has struggled to get anything going against the Avalanche, failing to record a point with seven shots and a minus-3 rating. Neal will be replaced by Austin Czarnik on the Flames’ third-line.
Czarnik will draw into the Flames lineup for Game 5.
Czarnik has been a healthy scratch for the first four games of the playoffs but will replace James Neal on the third line in Game 5. The 26-year-old had six goals and 12 assists (18 points) in 54 games this season.
Thornton (suspension) will be back in the Sharks lineup for Game 5.
Thornton was suspended for Game 4 but will replace Lukas Radil in the lineup for Game 5, and will skate with Marcus Sorensen and Kevin Labanc. Thornton has a point in each game, scoring one goal on eight shots with two assists through three games in the series.
Brown is expected to draw into the Hurricanes lineup in Game 4.
Brown will make his season debut in Game 4 of the first-round because Micheal Ferland is out with an upper-body injury. Brown spent the entire season with Charlotte (AHL), where he was tied for fourth on the team in goals (19) and 11th in points (35) through 70 games.
Maenalanen is expected to draw into the Hurricanes lineup in Game 4.
Maenalanen split his season between the NHL and AHL, totalling eight points (4G / 4A) in 34 games with the Hurricanes and 14 points (7G / 7A) in 31 games with the Checkers. Maenalanen was a healthy scratch in Game 1 and 3 but will dress for the second time with Andrei Svechnikov scratched due to a concussion.
Sanford will be a healthy scratch in Game 4.
Sanford played just 5:09 TOI in Game 3 and will be replaced by Robby Fabbri in the lineup for Game 4. Sanford has not recorded a point or shot in 21:42 TOI total through three playoff games.
Source: Lou Korac 04/16/19, 1:00 pm EST
Fabbri will draw into the Blues lineup for Game 4.
Fabbri has been a healthy scratch for the first three games of the playoffs but will replace Zach Sanford on the fourth line. Sanford had an extremely quiet season, scoring two goals with four assists (six points) in 32 games.
Source: Lou Korac 04/16/19, 12:58 pm EST
Fedun will be a healthy scratch in Game 3.
Fedun averaged just 8:16 TOI/gm through the first two games of the series and will be replaced by Jamie Oleksiak in Game 3. Fedun failed to record a point with one shot and a minus-2 rating in Games 1 and 2.
Oleksiak will draw into the Stars lineup for Game 3.
Oleksiak was a healthy scratch for the first two games of the series but will replace Taylor Fedun in Game 3. Oleksiak had 12 points (4G / 8A) in 57 games this season.
Girard (undisclosed) will not play in Game 3.
Girard is dealing with an injury, missed the morning skate and will not play in Game 3 vs. the Flames. Luckily for the Avalanche, they signed top prospect Cale Makar on Sunday and he will replace Girard in the lineup and on the second power-play unit.
Makar will make his NHL debut in Game 3.
Makar signed his entry-level contract on Sunday and will immediately draw into the Avalanche lineup in Game 3. Makar won the Hobey Baker Award and will be paired with Patrik Nemeth and quarterback the second power-play unit.
Kampfer will draw into the Bruins lineup for Game 3.
Kampfer was a healthy scratch for the first two games of the season but will replace Connor Clifton (undisclosed) in the lineup in Game 3. Kampfer had three goals and three assists (six points) in 35 games this season.
Johansson is expected to be a healthy scratch in Game 2.
Backes will be back in the Bruins lineup in Game 2.
Backes was a healthy scratch for Game 1 but will play in Game 2 following a 4-1 loss in the series oopener. There is no official word on who Backes will replace in the lineup, but he is expected to take Danton Heinen's spot on the third line.
Maatta may be a healthy scratch in Game 2.
Both Maatta and Marcus Pettersson struggled in Game 1 and Jack Johnson is expected to replace Maatta in Game 2. Maata was a minus-2 in 18:44 TOI on Wednesday.
Source: Josh Yohe 04/12/19, 3:45 pm EST
Johnson is expected to be back in the Penguins lineup for Game 2.
Johnson was a healthy scratch in Game 1 with Brian Dumoulin returning from injury but Johnson will likely replace Olli Maatta, who struggled in the overtime loss, on the blueline in Game 2. Johnson appeared in all 82 regular season games this season, picking up one goal and 12 assists (13 points).
Source: Josh Yohe 04/12/19, 3:42 pm EST
Holden is expected to be a healthy scratch in Game 2.
Holden was a minus-2 in 13:34 TOI in Game 1 and will be replaced by Colin Miller, who was a healthy scratch in that contest.
Miller is expected to draw back into the Golden Knights lineup in Game 2.
Miller was a healthy scratch for Game 1 but is expected to replace Nick Holden in Game 2. Miller brings a little more offence to the Golden Knights blueline, having scored three goals with 26 asssits (29 points) in 65 games this season.
Kampfer will be a healthy scratch in Game 1.
Kampfer recorded an assist in each of the last two games of the season but will sit out Game 1 vs. the Maple Leafs. The Bruins will instead go with rookie Connor Clifton, who has one assist in 19 career NHL games and had six goals and 21 assists (27 points) in 53 AHL games this season.
Backes will be a healthy scratch in Game 1.
Backes appeared in 70 games for the Bruins this season but will sit in Game 1 vs. the Maple Leafs. Backes has essentially been replaced by Karson Kuhlman, who played in the final four games of the regular season and had one goal, one assist and eight shots.