Viktor Stalberg briefly left Monday's Game 3 after missing on a hit and going into the endboards head first.
Stalberg stayed down on all fours immediately following the very scary collision. He eventually skated off under his own power but went straight to the locker room. Stalberg returned to the bench after only a few minutes and eventually took another shift. Stalberg is making his series debut after being a healthy scratch in Games 1 and 2.
Jason Spezza reported no ill effects after playing in his first game in Sunday since having back surgery.
"I feel good," Spezza said Monday. "To play a double-overtime game and coming out no worse for wear is definitely positive for me and encouraging that I made the right decision [to play]. I took a pretty good pounding and played more than we had initially planned, but it's all positive and I hope to get even better as we go on." He was nailed on a big hit from Pittsburgh's Craig Adams in the first overtime session, which proved to be a good test.
Paul Stastny notched seven goals and a team-high 15 points in 10 games for Team USA at the IIHF World Championship.
He served as the Americans' captain for the tournament and his efforts helped the squad win the bronze medal. It was the United States' first medal since 2004 and their third overall since 1963. He has one year left on his current contract with the Avalanche and has been the subject of trade rumors before. Perhaps he increased his value if a team is looking to deal with the NHL draft on the horizon.
Henrik Lundqvist said his shoulder issue is "under control" when he spoke to the media after Monday's practice.
"Yeah, it's under control," he said "I landed on the ice awkwardly and hurt it a little bit. It's under control. Everybody's sore. It's the playoffs. You can't sit out (because) it's hurting a little bit. it happens and you just have to make sure you do the right things to keep it good." He fully expects to start in Game 3 Tuesday night and the Rangers will need him after dropping the first two games of their semifinal series to the Boston Bruins.
Jarome Iginla has embraced his new role with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
"It's not to say I didn't enjoy it back then," he said referring to his leadership role with the Calgary Flames. "I'm just enjoying what comes. Playing. When you're captain, there's more responsibility. You're thinking 'How's this guy feeling?', 'Where's the coach at?' Most of my focus is on just playing now, on myself, on being ready. And, yeah, that is a nice change." He's still thrilled to be back in the playoffs, where he has 10 points in nine games, and said he has no plans to retire in the off-season. Iginla is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this July if an extension isn't reached with the Penguins.
Dennis Seidenberg joined his teammates for Monday's practice for the first time since he suffered a lower-body injury in Game 7 against Toronto.
He will travel with the Bruins when their semifinal series shifts to New York for Game 3 on Tuesday night. However, it hasn't been decided yet when he will be able to return to game action.