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Lightning's Johnson could play in Game 1: report

Tampa Bay forward day-to-day with upper-body injury

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Tampa Bay Lightning forward Tyler Johnson is day-to-day with an upper-body injury but could be ready for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Detroit Red Wings, general manager Steve Yzerman told the Tampa Bay Times.

Johnson was injured in the first period of a 5-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday when he was checked into the end boards by Canadiens defenseman Greg Pateryn. He had 14 goals and 38 points in 69 games this season.

The Lightning are already without center Steven Stamkos (blood clot), forwards Ryan Callahan (lower body) and Nikita Kucherov (undisclosed), and defensemen Anton Stralman (leg) and Victor Hedman (upper body).

Video: TBL@MTL: Johnson shaken up after hitting the boards

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