Brayden Point는 시리즈 중 단 두 경기에 출전했으며, 게임에서 부상을 입은 후 2, 그는 3연속 매치업을 놓칠 가능성이 높습니다.. Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said he will go with the same lineup he used in Game 5.
Point suffered a lower-body injury in the first round against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 7 and the first two games against Colorado were the only two he’s played since then.
“It’s tricky too because players are used to playing at a certain way, or how they feel they can play. If they don’t feel confident in playing at the caliber they’re used to, it almost works against them,” Cooper said, via NHL.com. “그래서, it’s unfortunate because it’s a severe injury and at this time of the year, everybody’s trying to get back into the lineup and there are just some things you can’t do. When you can’t do what you’re used to doing, it’s tough on a player.
“That’s been part of our issue here. 그래서, he’s still plugging along here and rehabbing and trying to get better. 누가 알아? If the series goes one more game, you never know. It’s tough on these guys because they’re such competitors.”
Cooper said Point could play in Game 7, should the Lightning beat the Avalanche at home.
Point played in 66 games during the regular season, 득점 28 goals and recording 30 어시스트.
The puck will drop at 8 오후. ET at the Amalie Arena.