How Isles will use Palmieri, Zajac; Malkin back skating

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• After getting Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac, how will Barry Trotz utilize them in the Islanders lineup? [NY Hockey Now]

• Paul Maurice on the status of Jets captain Blake Wheeler: “The word’s concussion — we don’t have a diagnosis on that, yet, but we’re going to treat it as it is because we’re obviously really careful with these things.” [Winnipeg Sun]

Evgeni Malkin was back skating for the Penguins on Wednesday. The forward has actually been out given that March 16 with an upper-body injury. [Tribune-Review]

• According to Darren Dreger, the NHL’s best-case situation for the Canucks resuming play is April 16. [PHT]

Jack Campbell has actually been an intense area throughout a hard NHL season. [Sportsnet]

• Will the Flyers approach Monday’s NHL trade due date as purchasers or sellers? [Broad Street Hockey]

• As the Bruins offer with both Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak out of the lineup, Dan Vladar and Jeremy Swayman are completing well in objective. [Bruins Daily]

• 8 NHL goaltenders who might be on the relocation. [PHT]

• One relocation the Wild should prevent making in the next week? Trading for a center. [Zone Coverage]

• Flames GM Brad Treliving on who’s to blame for a down year: “It’s on all of us. It starts with myself. I’m in charge of the hockey department so it starts with the manager and we all take our piece of it.” [TSN]

• Pavel Zacha‘s breakout season with the Devils isn’t all that it seems. [All About the Jersey]

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