Lynn (elbow), making his return after missing all of 2016 due to Tommy John surgery, will start Monday's split squad game against the Nationals,Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.
Lynn will make his long-awaited return to the mound after missing all of last season. The 29-year-old right-hander is looking to earn a spot in the starting rotation and build on his streak of four straight double-digit victory seasons, with Monday's outing serving as his first chance to start building his case,
Pickard will guard the goal in Saturday's home game against the Sabres, Terry Frei of the Denver Post reports.
Pickard has been sharp of late, posting a 1.99 GAA and an impressive .940 save percentage over his last four appearances, but he's only picked up one win over that span due to a severe lack of goal support from his teammates. The 24-year-old netminder will hope to get more offensive support in a home matchup with a Sabres team that's averaging 2.50 goals per game on the road this season, 18th in the NHL.
Karlsson has 17 points this season and is on track to challenge for a new career high.
Thanks to a recent three-point outing against the Coyotes last Saturday, Karlsson is now within striking distance of his career-high 24 points set as a rookie in 2014-15. The Sharks have 22 games remaining, and his current scoring pace of 0.32 per game suggests that 24 (or possibly more) could be attainable. Unfortunately, the Swede rarely sets foot on the power play and hasn't gotten on the scoresheet with the man advantage yet this year, so he'll likely have to continue to do his damage at even strength.
Bradley (Achilles) will sit out Friday against the Raptors, CSN Northeast's A. Sherrod Blakely reports.
Bradley did travel with the Celtics for their two-game road trip to kick off their post-All-Star break schedule, and even though the shooting guard saw involvement in morning shootaround and said he feels 100 percent healthy, coach Brad Stevens and the team's staff decided it was for the best for Bradley to miss his 17th consecutive game. Despite Bradley's extended absence, the Celtics have surged into second in the Eastern Conference standings, so the team has the luxury of holding him out for precautionary purposes. Marcus Smart is expected to see the bulk of the minutes at shooting guard in Bradley's stead, though it's uncertain if Smart or Jaylen Brown (hip) will start at the position. Bradley's next chance to return to the court will come Sunday against the Pistons.
Lundqvist will guard the cage in Sunday's home game against Columbus.
Lundqvist has struggled against the Blue Jackets this season, compiling a 1-1-0 record while posting an ugly 4.21 GAA and .868 save percentage over three appearances. The Swedish netminder has been red-hot in the month of February, however, registering a 7-1-1 record while maintaining an outstanding 1.85 GAA and .943 save percentage over nine appearances. He'll look to stay sharp and pick up his 29th win of the season in another tough home matchup with a Columbus team that's averaging 3.11 goals per game on the road this season, third in the NHL.
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