Donskoi notched a helper and two shots in Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Blues in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals. Donskoi was held off the scoresheet in his previous five games, but managed the helper on Dylan Gambrell's first NHL tally, which cut the score to 2-1 at the time. Donskoi had only three points in 12 playoff games, as he battled injuries throughout the postseason run and likely wasn't 100 percent this spring after posting a career high 37 points in 80 regular-season games.
Donskoi's first goal of the playoffs was the game-winner in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Avalanche in Game 7. Donskoi has appeared in only six playoff games, posting a goal and an assist in that span, but the goal was enough to send the Sharks to the Western Conference finals against the Blues. He skated only 7:34 Wednesday, and his fourth-line usage makes him an unreliable option in fantasy circles.
Donskoi (undisclosed) posted an assist in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Avalanche in Game 5. Donskoi missed five contests with the injury, and has only played in four postseason games, including Saturday's game. The assist in Game 5 was Donskoi's first playoff point this year. He was listed on the second line but only skated 11:15 in the game, and he's not likely to make much impact on the scoresheet.
Donskoi (undisclosed) will be available for Saturday's Game 5 against the Avalanche, NHL.com's Nick Cotsonika reports. Coach Peter DeBoer hasn't released any details about the lineup he'll deploy Saturday, but if Donskoi gets the nod, he'll likely replace Lukas Radil on the Sharks' second line. The 27-year-old winger went scoreless in three games during San Jose's first-round matchup with Vegas before missing five consecutive contests due to an undisclosed injury.
Donskoi (undisclosed) didn't make the trip to Colorado for Games 3 and 4 of San Jose's second-round matchup with the Avalanche, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports. This news effectively rules Donskoi out of Tuesday's Game 3 and Thursday's Game 4, so he'll have to wait for Saturday's Game 5 for his next opportunity to rejoin the lineup. Once the Finnish forward is deemed fit to play, he'll return to a bottom-six role for the Sharks.
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