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NHL roundup: Flyers goalie will miss Game 2

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Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason will not play in Game 2 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the New York Rangers on Sunday.

Mason did practice Saturday but is listed as day-to-day. He also practiced Friday.

Mason, the Flyers' No. 1 goalie, missed Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Rangers because of an undisclosed upper-body injury sustained last Saturday against the Pittsburgh Penguins, when he was knocked over and hit the back of his head on the ice.

The Flyers have declined to say whether Mason sustained a concussion.

In 61 games, Mason went 33-18-7 with a .917 save percentage and 2.50 goals-against average.

---Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said Saturday he does not expect center Matt Duchene to play in the first-round playoff series against the Minnesota Wild.

Duchene, the team's leading scorer, has been out since March 29 with a damaged MCL in his left knee.

Roy said before Saturday's Game 2 of the series that he would be "very, very surprised" if Duchene plays against the Wild. Duchene has not started skating yet.

Initially, Duchene was expected to miss four weeks, but Roy said it likely will be even longer than that.

Duchene, 23, led the Avalanche with a career-high 70 points (23 goals and 47 assists) this season.

Also, Roy said forward John Mitchell, who is out with a head injury, is not ready to return.

---The Nashville Predators acquired defenseman Jaynen Rissling from the Washington Capitals for a seventh-round pick in this year's draft.

Rissling, 20, recently completed his fifth season with the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League. He had 37 points (eight goals and 29 assists) and 105 penalty minutes in 54 games as team captain.

The Capitals drafted Rissling in the seventh round in 2012. He is the second member of the Capitals' 2012 draft class to be acquired by the Predators, joining Filip Forsberg. The Caps took Forsberg as the No. 11 overall pick.

---Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic was fined $5,000 for spearing Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser during Game 1 of the teams' first-round Stanley Cup playoff series in Boston on Friday.

The incident occurred at 19:55 of the second period. No penalty was assessed on the play.

The Red Wings defeated the Bruins 1-0.

---The Tampa Bay Lightning signed defenseman Jake Dotchin to an entry-level contract Saturday.

Dotchin, 20, had 11 goals and 25 assists in 63 games this season with Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League. He led the team with 121 penalty minutes and was third with a plus-22 rating. He also has three goals and two assists in 11 playoff games.

The Lightning selected Dotchin in the sixth round of the 2012 draft.
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