Sean Allen overhauls his forward rankings now that he has an idea of how each team's lines are set up, and he explains several of his changes.
Sean Allen has his updated Top 100 forward rankings with the end of the lockout, and there are a number of changes, based on injuries, play elsewhere during the lockout, and other factors.
Simon Gagne returned to practice with the Kings on Friday as they went through their first full workout since clinching a spot in the Stanley Cup final.
The Los Angeles Kings are expected to be without leading goal scorer Mike Richards and veteran defenseman Willie Mitchell for several games after both left a 2-1 victory Thursday night against the visiting Florida Panthers with injures.
Flyers captain Mike Richards headlines a list of five players that need offseason surgery. Philadelphia general manager Paul Holmgren made the announcement Tuesday.
Flyers forward Mike Richards sidestepped a punishing hit instead of delivering one on Monday, and will be in the lineup for a win-or-else Game 7 against Buffalo.
Tim Connolly has not returned for the third period of Game 6 of the Buffalo Sabres first-round series against the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.