3 NHL Injury Updates Ahead Of Game 2s

With some banged up players either before the start of the playoffs or in Game 1, we have news on three of them that can make big impacts in their series.

Jim Montgomery, head coach of the Boston Bruins, gave an update on their captain, saying that he's feeling better and questionable for tomorrow. Bergeron was affected by the illness going around the team before the playoffs kicked off. He must have been hit the hardest by it as a few other players, the goaltenders in particular, were also questionable to play in Game 1, but ended up being available. If Bergeron is feeling alright, you can bet he'll be in to help his team take a 2-0 lead in the series.

Next is Joe Pavelski who took a questionable high and late hit by Matt Dumba in Game 1 of the Dallas Stars vs. Minnesota Wild game. He needed assistance getting off the ice and still almost fell over. Dumba didn't look very upset by it, even smiling in the penalty box. Pavelski is questionable for Game 2 as head coach Pete DeBoer said that he hasn't talked to the veteran, but teammates and trainers did. He seems okay, but they left him at home.

Finally, Gabriel Vilardi could be in the lineup for Game 2 of the Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers after the Kings took Game 1 without him. The first game of the series featured a couple of players on LA doing most of the damage offensively and they will need more from their secondary scoring if they are to continue winning. Vilardi, who scored 23 goals and 41 points in 63 games would be able to help with that. Vilardi said he's ready to play after missing the final nine regular season games as well.

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