NHL notebook: Pens' Hornqvist, Rust, Schultz out vs. Senators
(TSX / STATS) -- Pittsburgh Penguins forwards Patric Hornqvist and Bryan Rust and defenseman Justin Schultz were ruled out with upper-body injuries for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Wednesday night.
The series is tied at one victory apiece after the Penguins posted a 1-0 win in Game 2 in Pittsburgh on Monday. Rust and Schultz were injured in that contest, while Hornqvist sat out the game.
"They'll all be out for tonight, but they're day-to-day with upper-body injuries," coach Mike Sullivan said of the trio.
Defenseman Trevor Daley is expected to participate in pregame warmups on Wednesday, with Sullivan telling reporters that the 33-year-old will be a game-time decision after missing four contests with a lower-body injury.
--The Nashville Predators signed defenseman Andrew O'Brien to a one-year, two-way contract for the 2017-18 season.
The deal is worth $650,000 at the NHL level and $62,500 at the American Hockey League level, the Predators announced.
O'Brien, 24, was acquired by the Predators on Jan. 19 from Anaheim and appeared in 32 games with the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals in 2016-17, recording two goals, eight assists and 36 penalty minutes. He also skated in 10 games for the AHL's San Diego Gulls, posting two assists.
The 6-foot-4, 208-pound O'Brien appeared in 167 career AHL games, totaling 40 points (12 goals, 28 assists) and 216 penalty minutes.
--The Anaheim Ducks signed defenseman Josh Mahura to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Mahura, 19, recorded 53 points (17 goals, 36 assists) and 57 penalty minutes in 73 games this season with Regina and Red Deer of the Western Hockey League. He set career highs in goals, assists, points and games.
The 6-foot, 189-pound Mahura helped Regina to its first 50-win season as the club reached the WHL championship series against Seattle. He tallied eight goals and 13 assists in 23 playoff games.
--The Edmonton Oilers signed goaltender Dylan Wells to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Wells, 19, just completed his third season with the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League, helping his team reach the conference finals.
Wells appeared in a career high 52 games during the 2016-17 regular season, registering a 3.07 goals-against average and .916 save percentage. He tied for third in the OHL with 33 wins.
Updated May 17, 2017