Rookie Scott Darling will start in net for the Chicago Blackhawks Sunday in Game 3 of their Western Conference quarterfinal matchup with the Nashville Predators.
Predators defenseman Shea Weber will not travel to Chicago for the next two games of his team's Western Conference quarterfinal series due to a lower-body injury.
Youngstown State wrapped up spring practices under first-year coach Bo Pelini Friday night, and he and his staff surely enjoyed what they saw in running back Martin Ruiz.
Los Angeles Kings forward Jarret Stoll was reportedly arrested Friday on suspicion of drug possession in Las Vegas.
For the third straight month, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was named Western Conference Player of the Month.
Brooklyn Nets guard/forward Bojan Bogdanovic and Utah guard Rodney Hood were named Rookies of the Month for April.
Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone is in the lineup for Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the Montreal Canadiens.
Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty is on the ice for Game 2 of their first-round playoff series against the Ottawa Senators on Friday night.
Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby will not start Game 2 of the team's Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the New York Islanders due to an illness.
NBA all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is currently recovering from major open heart surgery performed Thursday in Los Angeles.