Tampa Bay Lightning’s Alex Killorn ruled out for Game 2 vs. Montreal Canadiens

Jun 28, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Alex Killorn (17) passes the puck away from Montreal Canadiens defenseman Joel Edmundson (44) in the second period of game one of the 2021 Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Alex Killorn has been ruled out of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday, head coach Jon Cooper announced.

Cooper said it will be a game-time decision as to which player replaces Killorn, who appeared to injure his left leg in Tampa Bay’s 5-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens in Game 1 on Monday.

“He’s day-to-day in the series,” Cooper said of Killorn after the morning skate Wednesday. “It’s very much like (the Steven) Stamkos (injury) situation last year. I’ll let you know when he’s going to play but he’ll be out tonight.”

Killorn appeared to be injured after blocking a shot by Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry with his left foot in the second period.

Killorn, 31, recorded 33 points (15 goals, 18 assists) in 56 games during the regular season. He is fourth on the team with 17 points (eight goals, nine assists) in 19 games so far in the postseason.

–Field Level Media