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Lightning's Salo practices, possibility for Game 4

Tuesday, 04.22.2014 / 1:49 PM

By Arpon Basu - Managing Editor LNH.com / Lightning-Canadiens series blog

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Lightning's Salo practices, possibility for Game 4

MONTREAL -- Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Sami Salo practiced Tuesday morning and could return to the lineup for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference First Round series against the Montreal Canadiens (7 pm ET; NHLN-US, CBC, RDS, FS-F).

Salo missed a 3-2 Lightning loss in Game 3 on Sunday with an upper-body injury, but he was paired with scratched defenseman Keith Aulie at the morning skate, so it's possible Salo is out for Game 4.

Otherwise, neither the Lightning nor the Canadiens are expected to make lineup changes.

The Canadiens held an optional skate Tuesday with 13 skaters and backup goalie Peter Budaj taking part.

Here are the projected lineups:

LIGHTNING

Ondrej PalatTyler JohnsonSteven Stamkos

Alex KillornValtteri FilppulaRyan Callahan

Teddy PurcellNate ThompsonB.J. Crombeen

Richard PanikCedric PaquetteTom Pyatt

Victor HedmanAndrej Sustr

Matthew CarleRadko Gudas

Eric BrewerMark Barberio

Anders Lindback

Kristers Gudlevskis

Scratched: Keith Aulie, Ryan Malone, Michael Kostka, Cody Kunyk, Nikita Kucherov

Injured: Sami Salo (upper body), Ben Bishop (upper body)

CANADIENS

Max PaciorettyDavid DesharnaisThomas Vanek

Brandon PrustTomas PlekanecBrendan Gallagher

Rene BourqueLars EllerBrian Gionta

Michael BournivalDaniel BriereDale Weise

Andrei MarkovAlexei Emelin

Josh GorgesP.K. Subban

Francis BouillonMike Weaver

Carey Price

Peter Budaj

Scratched: George Parros, Ryan White, Douglas Murray, Jarred Tinordi

Injured: Alex Galchenyuk (lower body), Travis Moen (concussion)

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I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.

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