PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Penguins head to Nashville with a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Final, but there’s uncertainty regarding Nick Bonino’s status for Game 3.
During the first period of Game 2, Bonino blocked a shot by Nashville defenseman P.K. Subban. Bonino needed help getting off the ice, but returned for the second period and finished the game.
KDKA’s Rich Walsh Reports from Nashville —
The Penguins returned to the ice on Friday for practice, but Bonino was not a participant.
Head coach Mike Sullivan said Bonino had suffered a lower-body injury and would be a game-time decision on Saturday. However, he also said the whole team would be a game-time decision.
Coach Sullivan on Bonino’s status: “Nick is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Everyone will be a game-time decision.”
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) June 2, 2017
Later on Friday afternoon, when the team arrived in Nashville, Bonino was on crutches and in a walking boot
Nick Bonino is a game time decision according to Sullivan but was on crutches and in a walking boot when the team arrived in Nashville.
— Rich Walsh KDKA (@RichieWalsh) June 2, 2017
If Bonino can’t play, it would seem likely that Carl Hagelin would make a return to the lineup after being a healthy scratch in each of the first two Stanley Cup Final games.
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