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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 have been blessed to play for 16 years in the NHL; it has been an amazing ride. I would like to thank the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers organizations and owners for providing me the opportunity to play the sport I love for so many years. I could have never played for so long or accomplished all that I have without the unwavering love and support from my wife, Heather, our three sons, Ryan, Lucas, and Mason, and my parents.

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