Quick update from the Bell Centre:
• Saku Koivu met with doctors yesterday and today, but still has not skated so he’s highly unlikely to be in the lineup tomorrow for Game 1
• Michael Ryder will play
• Mike Komisarek and Francis Bouillon are skating this afternoon. Komisarek is expected to be a game-day decision, though Bouillon looks less likely.
Here is the audio of head coach Guy Carbonneau’s final pre-series, full-length media conference, just concluded at the Bell Centre. The team is to hold its final practice at 4 p.m., then have a team dinner and adjourn to a hotel where they’ll spend their final night before the series gets underway.