Kucherov, Sergachev, Slavin, Knight – fr

Kucherov, Sergachev, Slavin, Knight – fr

The Tampa Bay Lightning may have taken a 3-1 lead over the Florida Panthers on Saturday, but at a cost like Nikita Kucherov and Mikhail Sergachev were both injured during the match. While there was no update on either player’s status for Game 5, Athletic’s Joe Smith (subscription required) writes that early indications are that no injury is only considered serious.
Kucherov, who left Saturday’s game after being struck in the knee by Florida Anthony Duclair, also suffered a head injury when he was pushed into the goalkeeper Chris Driedger. Smith writes that the knee injury is not considered serious. Sergachev, however, who left the match with a head injury after a shoulder kick against the boards of Patric Hornqvist. The belief is that he will be fine, although no one knows if either player will be available for Game 5.

Smith too Remarks that nothing is expected from the Department of Player Safety about anything that happened in Game 4.

  • Looks like the Carolina Hurricanes will once again be without their top defenseman on Sunday as a head coach Rod Brind’Amour said the team will not have any roster changes including no Jaccob Slavin, selon Chip Alexander du Raleigh News & Observer. Slavin, who has missed Games 2 and 3 so far due to a lower body injury, is still considered a day in and day out, but Brind’Amour said he was not ruling out the defender for the rest of the series. Slavin led the team during the regular season in ATOI with 22:58 and was second on the team over / under with a +22.
  • Florida Panthers Head Coach Joël Quenneville said he won’t appoint a goalkeeper for Game 5 until Monday, but the rookie goalkeeper Spencer Knight is a possibility to start, according to George Richards of Florida HockeyNow. While that doesn’t sound like much, Knight was in the starter’s net for practice on Monday, while Sergueï Bobrovsky and Driedger shared the other net. Neither Bobrovsky nor Driedger have impressed so far in four playoff games. Each goaltender made three appearances, with Driedger being the better of the two, with an GAA of 3.70 and save percentage of 0.871, while Bobrovsky achieved a GAA of 5.33 and save percentage of. 0.841. Knight, who has performed well in four regular season appearances, may have the opportunity to try to spark a team close to elimination.


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