Hold your breath as we should know today sometime if Pavel Datsyuk has been cleared to play tomorrow.
Niklas Backstrom practiced yesterday and should be ready to return and play on Saturday.
Mikko Koivu shed his non-contact jersey for practice yesterday which means his return could come as early as tomorrow night.
Dmitry Kulikov couldn't play last night but he's optimistic about playing tomorrow.
Must be a real nasty flu for Henrik Lundqvist to have missed another game.
Nikolai Kulemin's season may be over as he was diagnosed with a broken finger and is expected to miss three weeks.
Radim Vrbata missed his second straight game due to some form of illness.