Hits and Injuries: Iginla, Heatley, Kessel, Smith, Duchene, Downie, Jones and Abdelkader

  • CapGeek: “Jarome Iginla has already earned $3.7M of his $4.2M performance bonuses. Because he just hit 30 goals, he can now earn an additional $250K if the #Bruins win three playoff rounds and another $250K if they win the Stanley Cup. That also means the #Bruins will be faced with a significantly reduced upper limit next season due to bonus overages.
  • Mike Kelly: Wild’s Dany Heatley was scratched yesterday for the first time in his career.
  • Chris Johnston: Maple Leafs Phil Kessel had x-rays on his foot after the game last night.
  • Sarah McLellan: Coyotes Mike Smith could start staking soon and is out for at least another week. He worked out yesterday and will continue his off-ice work. Coach Dave Tippett is hopeful that he’ll be able to return before the end of the season.
  • Jim Matheson: Oilers Ryan Jones will be out for the rest of the season with a ligament tear in his knee.
  • Jim Matheson: Oilers Viktor Fasth (neck sprain) and Nail Yakupov (broken ankle) skated yesterday.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Justin Abdelkader (leg laceration) said there is a chance he plays today.