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After not participating in Sunday's practice, Bruins forward David Krejci was back skating with his teammates Monday. (Source: Boston Bruins on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Despite not participating in practice Sunday, it appears to not be anything very serious for Krejci. He seemed fine during Monday's skate as the Bruins prepare for the their Western Conference opponent in the Stanley Cup Finals.


Ivan Barbashev will not face any disciplinary action from the NHL after hitting Shark's forward Tomas Hertl in the second period of Game Five. (Source: Kevin Kurz on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After reviewing the hit, the league determined that Barbashev got most of Hertl's body. As a result, no necessary disciplinary action needs to be taken by the league. Barbashev currently has four points through 18 games played this post-season.


Vince Dunn will not play this Tuesday as the the Blues will host the Sharks for Game Six. (Source: Tom Timmermann on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dunn is still recovering from an upper-body injury suffered in Game Three against the Sharks. It is still not known when he will return to the Blues' lineup as they look to make an appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1970.


It remains uncertain as to whether Tomas Hertl will be available for Game Six this Tuesday after taking a hard hit from Ivan Barbashev in Game Five. (Source: Curtis Pashelka on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Much like fellow teammates Joe Pavelski and Erik Karlsson, a decision has yet to be made if Hertl will get the green light to start in Game Six Tuesday. Hertl has 15 points through 19 games played this post-season.


Joonas Donskoi has stated that he feels fine after taking a puck to the face in Game Five and being forced to leave the contest shortly after. (Source: Curtis Pashelka on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Donskoi appears to be pretty optimistic about returning to the Shark's lineup for a critical Game Six showdown with the St. Louis Blues this Tuesday evening. With that being said, he should more than likely be ready to suit up unless told otherwise.


Erik Karlsson's status for Game Six remains unknown after appearing to have aggravated a lingering groin issue from Game Four. (Source: San Jose Mercury News)

Fantasy Impact: Karlsson seems to have aggravated his groin once again, similarly to when he had an issue with it back in February against Boston. He ended up returning too quickly from it and re-aggravated it a few days later against the Blue Jackets. As a result, he missed over a month of action before returning for the final regular season game. The Sharks coaching and medical staff will take a little more of a cautious approach this time around before sending him back on the ice too soon.


Joe Pavelski suffered an injury during Game Five's contest against the St. Louis Blues after absorbing a hard hit from defenseman Alex Pietrangelo. Pavelski would not return to the game and no updates have been made on his status for Game Six yet. (Source: Curtis Pashelka on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: An update on Pavelski will most likely come out sometime Tuesday morning as the Sharks will prepare for a do-or-die Game Six match-up with the St. Louis Blues. So far the Sharks' captain has produced nine points through 13 games played this post-season.


Martin Jones surrendered five goals on 40 shots faced in San Jose's 5-0 loss to the Blues Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Jones was peppered with a bounty of shots faced by the Blues during a 5-0 shutout in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals. Jones will need to put this one behind him quickly as he and his squad will have to get ready for a do-or-die Game Six battle in St. Louis Tuesday.

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Jordan Binnington turned aside all 21 shots faced by the Sharks as he helped St. Louis claim a 5-0 shutout victory in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals.

Fantasy Impact: Binnington earned his first ever career shutout in the post-season and has the Blues just one win shy of moving on to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1970. He currently has an 11-7 record, along with a 2.44 GAA and a 0.912 SV% during these playoffs.

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Oskar Sundqvist opened the scoring in Game Five for the Blues almost six minutes into the first period. St. Louis would go on to win 5-0 and take a 3-2 series lead.

Fantasy Impact: Sundqvist now has seven points, and a plus-six rating through 18 games played this post-season.

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Vladimir Tarasenko dished out a pair of assists on two of Jaden Schwartz's goals as well as scored a penalty shot goal, to secure a 5-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Prior to the start of the Western Conference Finals, Tarasenko was fairly quiet, as he only was able to compile five points through 12 games played. Since then, he has managed to produce a point in all five games against San Jose so far (two goals, and five assists). He is a major reason for St. Louis's recent success and will look to have another productive outing this Tuesday to close out the series in six games.

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Jaden Schwartz potted three out of the five goals scored by the Blues in Sunday's 5-0 shutout victory over the San Jose Sharks. St. Louis is now one win away from their first trip to the Finals since 1970.

Fantasy Impact: Schwartz is having by far his best post-season of his career with 12 goals, four assists, and a plus-six rating through 18 games played. He and the Blues will look to close this series out Tuesday night at home to punch a one-way ticket to the Stanley Cup Finals against the Boston Bruins.

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The Bruins except to have Defenseman Zdeno Chara back for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals (Source: NHL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Chara is the heartbeat of the Bruins defense and after missing game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals the Bruins are sure to be happy about having a ten days off to get their defensive captain right.

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Curtis McElhinney surrendered three goals on 22 shots in a 4-0 series ending loss to the Boston Bruins Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: McElhinney did everything he could to help the Hurricanes get back into the series against Boston but it was no use. The Bruins appear to be an experienced team on a mission this post-season and there was little Carolina could do to stop it. McElhinney will finish the post-season with a 3-2 record, 2.01 GAA, and a 0.930 SV%.

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Tuukka Rask stopped all 24 shots faced by the Carolina Hurricanes to help send the Bruins to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 2013.

Fantasy Impact: That was Rask's seventh career post-season shutout Thursday night, as Boston defeated Carolina 4-0 to move on to the Stanley Cup Finals. He has been playing some of his best hockey lately with a 12-5 record, 1.84 GAA, and a 0.942 SV% throughout the playoffs.

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Brad Marchand chipped in as well with a goal and a primary assist on David Pastrnak's opening goal 4:46 into the second period of Game Four.

Fantasy Impact: Marchand was the third member of the Bruins top line that contributed in a huge way to help them reach the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 2013. He has currently produced 18 points through 17 post-season games played this year.

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Patrice Bergeron helped out in a major way Thursday night by burying a pair of goals, and assisting on Brad Marchand's goal late in the third period of Game Four.

Fantasy Impact: Bergeron is having a fantastic post-season as he has scored eight goals, and five assists in 17 games played. He will look to lead Boston back to the promise land for the first time since 2011 as they await to face the winner of the St. Louis/San Jose series out West.

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David Pastrnak tallied a goal and a pair of assists on both of Patrice Bergeron's goals in a 4-0 series clinching victory over the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: The Bruins top line exploded as they produced eight of the 10 Boston points in Game Four. Pastrnak now has seven goals, eight assists, and a plus-seven rating through 17 games played this post-season. He will look to continue playing well in the Stanley Cup Finals against the winner of the St. Louis/San Jose series.

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Alex Steen got the scoring started for the Blues in Game Three as he potted just his second goal of the post-season 1:18 into the second period.

Fantasy Impact: Steen has only produced four points in 16 games played this post-season. He will look to help get his team back on track with a critical Game Four match-up approaching this Friday night.

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David Perron stepped up Wednesday night as he buried two goals during a controversial 5-4 OT loss to the San Jose Sharks in Game Three.

Fantasy Impact: Perron did everything he could to try and help St. Louis secure a Game Three victory over the San Jose Sharks Wednesday. He ended up tying the game 3-3 16:03 into the second period and then helped his team take the lead 4-3 almost three minutes later with a power-play goal. Unfortunately, it was not meant to be as St. Louis was the victim of some bad bounces later on that would end up costing them dearly. Perron has now produced five points in his last five games played. He and teammates will look to even up the series at home this Friday night.

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