Afternoon notes involving Murray, Kronwall, Green, Kovalchuk, Colborne, Briere and starting goalies
- Updated: April 8, 2011
- Ian Mendes via twitter: Senators GM Bryan Murray signed a 3 year contract extension.
- Detroit Red Wings via twitter: Babcock confirmed the Niklas Kronwall will return for Game 1 of the playoffs.
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Capitals defenseman Mike Green practiced today and expects to play tomorrow. Says his physical condition is “about 90 percent.”
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Ilya Kovalchuk’s mom said he’s playing with a huge hematoma in his leg. Tom Gulitti via twitter: Kovalchuk on his mom’s comments, “She didn’t say it’s huge.”
- Michael Traikos via twitter: Maple Leafs call up Joe Colborne, centered Joffery Lupul and Phil Kessel at practice. Tyler Bozak centering 3rd line.
- Sam Carchidi via twitter: Daniel Briere will play tonight, Jody Shelley cleared to play.
- John Vogl of the Buffalo News: Jhonas Enroth will be in net for the Sabres tonight, Ryan Miller will back him up. Patrick Kaleta and Mike Grier are out.
- Katie Strang via twitter: Al Montoya will start in net for the Islanders tonight.
- Chris Johnston via twitter: Carey Price will start in net tomorrow against the Maple Leafs.