Sergei Kostitsyn did not participate in this morning’s game-day skate at the Bell Centre, the enigmatic forward told by head coach Jacques Martin to simply train in the gym. So it’s another healthy scratch for SK74, who seems less and less likely to ever play another game with the Canadiens.
Veteran Bill Guerin returned to Penguins ice, reported by RDS to be suffering from an elbow infection. Jordan Staal also skated and appears to be headed toward seeing action before this series is done, perhaps as early as tonight. Quite a comeback, considering there were reports five days ago that foot surgery had ended his season.