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Lawrence Pilut
Lands KHL deal
DBuffalo Sabres  Foreign
May 27, 2020
Pilut (illness) has signed a contract with Traktor Chelyabinsk of the KHL, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
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Sami Niku
Given clean bill of health
DWinnipeg Jets
May 27, 2020
General manager Kevin Cheveldayoff believes that Niku (lower body) is now healthy, Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
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Bryan Little
Status uncertain
CWinnipeg Jets
Ear
May 27, 2020
Little (ear) remains status quo for the postseason as the team awaits more test results, Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
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Luca Sbisa
Good to go
DWinnipeg Jets
May 27, 2020
General manager Kevin Cheveldayoff believes Sbisa has recovered from the upper-body injury he was dealing with prior to the suspension of the NHL's season in mid-March, Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
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Ty Emberson
Named captain for Wisconsin
DArizona Coyotes  College
May 27, 2020
Emberson will serve as captain for the University of Wisconsin during the 2020-21 campaign, Todd D. Milewski fo the Wisconsin State Journal reports.
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Josh Leivo
Recovery not progressing well
LWVancouver Canucks
Kneecap
May 27, 2020
Leivo's rehab from his broken kneecap has not gone as expected and he may still not be ready when the playoffs begin, Iain MacIntyre of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Wyatt Kalynuk
Will forego senior season
DPhiladelphia Flyers  Free Agent
May 27, 2020
Kalynuk will join the professional ranks rather than return to the University of Wisconsin for his last year of eligibility, Todd D. Milewski of the Wisconsin State Journal reports.
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Nick Bjugstad
Injury details released
CPittsburgh Penguins
Back
May 27, 2020
Bjugstad's surgery was to repair a herniated disc, the team announced Wednesday.
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Jonathan Drouin
Cleared to play
CMontreal Canadiens
May 27, 2020
According to general manager Marc Bergevin, Drouin (ankle) has been cleared to play, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Cole Fonstad
Won't receive entry-level deal
CFree Agent
May 27, 2020
Fonstad will not be given an entry-level contract by Montreal, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports, which will allow him to re-enter the 2020 NHL Draft.
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Allan McShane
Will re-enter NHL Draft
LWFree Agent
May 27, 2020
McShane will not be given a contract by the Habs, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports, meaning he will be available for selection in the 2020 NHL Draft.
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Dean Kukan
Cleared for postseason play
DColumbus Blue Jackets
May 27, 2020
Kukan (knee) will be ready to go when the Blue Jackets face off with the Maple Leafs in the playoffs, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
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Alexandre Texier
Back to full health
CColumbus Blue Jackets
May 27, 2020
Texier (back) is expected to be fully healthy when Columbus starts its pre-postseason training camp in July, NHL.com's Jeff Svoboda reports.
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Seth Jones
Ready for playoffs
DColumbus Blue Jackets
May 27, 2020
Jones (ankle) will be available for the Blue Jackets' postseason matchup with Toronto, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
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Oliver Bjorkstrand
Given all-clear
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
May 27, 2020
Bjorkstrand (ankle) will be ready to play once the NHL kicks off the 24-team playoff, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
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Jan Rutta
Healthy ahead of return to play
DTampa Bay Lightning
May 27, 2020
Rutta (lower body) should be ready to rock once Tampa Bay begins its training camp in July, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
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Victor Hedman
Set for restart
DTampa Bay Lightning
May 27, 2020
Hedman (undisclosed) is expected to be fully fit when the NHL resumes Phase 2 workouts, per Joe Smith of The Athletic.
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Dan Hamhuis
Healthy for restart
DNashville Predators
May 27, 2020
Hamhuis (lower body) will be available for the Predators' play-in series against the Coyotes, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
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Sami Vatanen
Cleared to play
DCarolina Hurricanes
May 27, 2020
Vatanen (leg) will be ready to suit up for the Hurricanes once the league kicks off the 2020 postseason, Chip Alexander of The Raleigh News & Observer reports.
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Brett Pesce
Set to meet with surgeon
DCarolina Hurricanes
Shoulder
May 27, 2020
Pesce (shoulder) is scheduled to meet with a surgeon June 5, Cory Lavalette of the North State Journal reports.
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Nick Robertson
Will join expanded roster
LWToronto Maple Leafs
May 27, 2020
Robertson will be part of the Maple Leafs' expanded roster for the playoffs, Mike Zeisberger of NHL.com reports.
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Igor Shvyrev
Waived unconditionally
CFree Agent
May 27, 2020
Shvyrev was placed on unconditional waivers by the Avalanche on Wednesday for the purpose of terminating his contract, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.
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Josh Anderson
Could return in August
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
Shoulder
May 27, 2020
Anderson (shoulder) likely won't be ready for initial small-group training but could be cleared to play in August, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
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Adam Pelech
Ready for play to resume
DNew York Islanders
May 27, 2020
Pelech (Achilles) is expected to be ready when the league begins Phase 2 small group training sessions, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.
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Nick Bjugstad
Undergoes second surgery
CPittsburgh Penguins
Lower Body
May 27, 2020
Bjugstad (lower body) suffered a setback in his recovery and had an additional surgery Tuesday. The center is expected to miss the entirety of the postseason.
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