Both players had injury problems in Phoenix's first-round series with the Chicago Blackhawks. Korpikoski missed Games 3 and 4 in Chicago after suffering a lower-body injury in Game 2. Rozsival took a hard hit into the boards late in Game 6 in Chicago. Both players were in the lineup for Thursday's 4-3 overtime victory in Game 1.
Pouliot played in two games in the first round, registering one assist. Schlemko, who missed 28 games late in the season following foot surgery, played in Game 6 against Chicago.
It's really exciting. I'm pretty sure that when I play my first game I'm going to be emotional. To be back on the ice playing a game, being in game situations, with all the routines and rituals I do before games and during the game, I feel like I'm going to be emotional. I'm going to be really happy.
— Montreal Canadiens forward Tim Bozon on playing for the first time since his life-threaning illness