Avalanche vs. Lightning lineups: Updated injury report, projected starters for Stanley Cup Final Game 3

The toll of playing through the Stanley Cup playoffs are being felt.

Ahead of the Stanley Cup Final Game 3 matchup between the Avalanche and Lightning, several notable players are missing morning skates and being listed as questionable ahead of the pivotal game that could put Colorado a win away from a title.

Which players are available for Game 3? Here are the latest injury reports and projected starting lines for each team ahead of Monday’s contest.

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Avalanche vs. Lightning injury report for Game 3

(Current as of 1 p.m. ET on Monday, June 20)

Avalanche injury report

Player Current status Reason
Andre Burakovsky Day-to-day Hand injury
Nazem Kadri Day-to-day Fractured thumb

Lightning injury report

Player Current status Reason
Brayden Point Game-time decision Leg injury

Avalanche vs. Lightning lineups

The Lightning have been sending out their usual starting lineup of Ondrej Palat, Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov on the front line with Victor Hedman and Jan Rutta at defense and Andrei Vasilevskiy at goalie.

While Vasilevskiy did not participate in the morning skate, he is expected to start for the Lightning on Monday.

Gabriel Landeskog, Nathan MacKinnon and Valeri Nichushkin will make up the forwards for the Avalanche, with Devon Toews and Cale Makar starting on defense. Darcy Kuemper will start in net for Colorado.

How to watch the Stanley Cup Final in 2022

  • U.S. TV: ABC
  • U.S. live stream: ESPN+ | fuboTV
  • Canada TV: Sportsnet | CBC | TVA Sports
  • Canada live stream: SN NOW

Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final will air on ABC in the United States. Viewers in Canada can catch the game in English on Sportsnet and CBC and in French on TVA Sports.

Fans in the U.S. can live stream Avalanche vs. Lightning with ESPN+, the ESPN app, or fuboTV. Canadian viewers can stream Sportsnet on SN NOW. 

Avalanche vs. Lightning Game 3 start time

  • Date: Monday, June 20
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. MDT

The Stanley Cup Final continues Monday, June 20, with Game 3. Puck drop is set for 8 p.m. ET. 

Stanley Cup Final schedule 2022

(All times Eastern)

Date Game Matchup Time National TV
Wed., June 15 Game 1 Avalanche 4, Lightning 3 (OT) Final ABC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports, ESPN+
Sat., June 18 Game 2 Avalanche 7, Lightning 0 8 p.m. ABC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports, ESPN+
Mon., June 20 Game 3 Avalanche at Lightning 8 p.m. ABC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports, ESPN+
Wed., June 22 Game 4 Avalanche at Lightning 8 p.m. ABC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports, ESPN+
Fri., June 24 Game 5* Lightning at Avalanche 8 p.m. ABC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports, ESPN+
Sun., June 26 Game 6* Avalanche at Lightning 8 p.m. ABC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports, ESPN+
Tue., June 28 Game 7* Lightning at Avalanche 8 p.m. ABC, SN, CBC, TVA Sports, ESPN+
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