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Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper also updated the status of forward Nikita Kucherov, saying he should be able to play in Game 4.
Kucherov has not played since Oct. 16, when he suffered a lower-body injury that required surgery.
Kucherov has not played since suffering an injury on Oct. 16.
Kucherov, who missed the entire 2020-21 regular season after undergoing hip surgery, suffered the injury Saturday against the Washington Capitals.
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov left Saturday&#x27;s 2-1 overtime win against the Washington Capitals with an apparent injury in the third period...
Ondrej Palat broke a 1-1 tie in the second, and Jan Rutta and Victor Hedman added third-period goals to help the Lightning even the series 1-1.
"We lost to a team $18 million over the cap," Hamilton said during exit interviews. "It makes you realize how good they are, how much talent they have."
Earlier Friday, coach Jon Cooper said he was "not sure" if Kucherov would play in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup semifinals against the Islanders.
Kucherov left the game after attempting to deliver a hit on Islanders center Mathew Barzal against the boards.
Manager Dave Roberts said the reliever will get scans on his knee Saturday.
The Tampa Bay Lightning stayed alive in the 2022 Stanley Cup Final with a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 5, bringing the series 3-2. The...