With Game 3 approaching, the Dallas Stars and Minnesota Wild are monitoring familiar situations with big-name players.
Unfortunately for the struggling Wild, it doesn’t sound like Zach Parise‘s in for Game 3, at least as far as Sunday is concerned. (The game itself is tomorrow.)
Just look at how the question of Parise’s status seemed to get answered with a thud:
Again, the Stars also have key situations to keep an eye on. Namely, it doesn’t sound like Tyler Seguin is a lock to play on Monday even after returning in Game 2:
Mattias Janmark‘s expected return doesn’t necessarily exclude Seguin from the lineup, yet it’s a possible sign of that much:
Seguin logged 15:40 in ice time in Game 2, down from his average of 19:27. Lindy Ruff & Co. may deem it sensible to ease Seguin into the action rather than throwing him in the deep end, and perhaps that will translate to resting him for a game or two.
We’ll likely have a better idea of each lineup on game day tomorrow.