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:
Ondrej Palat – Tyler Johnson – Steven Stamkos
Alex Killorn – Valtteri Filppula – Ryan Callahan
Teddy Purcell – Nate Thompson – B.J. Crombeen
Richard Panik – Cedric Paquette – Tom Pyatt
Victor Hedman – Andrej Sustr
Matthew Carle – Radko Gudas
Eric Brewer – Mark Barberio
Scratched: Keith Aulie, Ryan Malone, Michael Kostka, Cody Kunyk, Nikita Kucherov
Injured: Sami Salo (upper body), Ben Bishop (upper body)
Max Pacioretty – David Desharnais – Thomas Vanek
Brandon Prust – Tomas Plekanec – Brendan Gallagher
Rene Bourque – Lars Eller – Brian Gionta
Michael Bournival – Daniel Briere – Dale Weise
Andrei Markov – Alexei Emelin
Josh Gorges – P.K. Subban
Francis Bouillon – Mike Weaver
Scratched: George Parros, Ryan White, Douglas Murray, Jarred Tinordi
Injured: Alex Galchenyuk (lower body), Travis Moen (concussion)