DENVER —Jon Cooper, coach, said that things are moving in the right direction Rejoining the lineup for Game 1, the Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday night against the .
“If it's not today, then we really anticipate game 2. Cooper said Tuesday that they will wait to see how he is tomorrow.
Point sustained a lower body injury during just 5 minutes, 51 second of ice time in Game 7, against theOn May 14, For the next nine games, he was out. He became a game-time determination in Game 6. .
Cooper stated, “There's a possibility (he plays),” “Last series, we thought it would go deep if he could play, but we weren’t going push anything. It's all about his feelings. He felt quite good today.”
Point agreed with Point that it's too soon to make him a fixture in Game 1. “We still gotta see. It's impossible to predict the future. Point stated that it was fun to go out with the team and be part of the Stanley Cup Final's media days.
Point stated that he didn't feel like his season was over when he left Game 7 against Toronto. In the short-term, however, he was clearly frustrated at not being able to continue against Toronto.
“Game 7 is a must-win situation for the team. “You don't want it to feel like your losing the fight,” he stated.
He was relieved to see that the Lightning had won eight out 10 games in his absence, earning them a third consecutive trip to the Stanley Cup Final.
It was hard. You want to be out there. This is why we play. However, the team has been so good that it was easy to concentrate on rehabilitation and getting well,” he stated.
Point is slowly getting back on track and rejoining his teammates for full practice. He skated alongside forward Nick Paul.Cooper has been in the news recently which could mean that Cooper wants to ease him back into his offensive role, rather than putting him back in a high-ranking position.
Cooper said that Brayden Point is an elite League player and will play his minutes according how he's responding. It's hard to play without then jumping into the Stanley Cup Final. Much of it will depend on how he feels. Pointer will not be sitting on the benches a lot, so I would not say that. If he is healthy, he will be out there.
Point admitted that it will be difficult to get back to the speed and temperature of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
“Whenever you come back, you cannot replicate the timing of playoff hockey in practice. It just doesn’t happen. He said that it would be an adjustment. It's the playoffs. It's important to contribute positively to your team.
Point scored four goals in seven games during the first round. Point is the only player to have scored more goals (30) in each of the three NHL postseasons. In that time, he has scored 60 points in 53 games.