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Injury Updates for Carcillo, Gill and others

Montreal Canadiens v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Five

PITTSBURGH - MAY 8: Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins handles the puck in front of Hal Gill #75 of the Montreal Canadiens in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Mellon Arena on May 8, 2010 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Justin K. Aller

Earlier today I shared reports that Dan Carcillo might miss today’s game, but it sounds like his status has improved. More on him and the various Montreal Canadiens who may or may not be available in this injury update. Carcillo a game-time decision. Ryan Parent and Michael Leighton will be back.

Here’s snippets from an report.Carcillo declared himself a game-time decision but, more than likely, he’ll be in the lineup with his team’s season on the line.

The Bruins lead this series, 3-1. He told the media that the decision to play would ultimately be his to make.

Two other noteworthy items out of Philadelphia’s optional skate Monday were defenseman Ryan Parent, who suffered a lower-body injury late in the second period of Game 4, will be in the lineup for Game 5. And Brian Boucher will be backed up by Michael Leighton for the first time in the playoffs.

Hal Gill and Jaroslav Spacek up in the air, Andrei Markov out

Gill briefly skated with the team today so it’s not impossible that he could play in Game 6.

The Montreal Canadiens defenseman left Game 5 of this series against the Penguins early in the third period after Chris Kunitz stepped on the back of his leg during a collision. He didn’t return in the final 17 minutes of the contest, but could dress for a pivotal Game 6 with his team trailing 3-2 in the series.

“We’re going to try,” Gill said after his skate. “I hope so. I have to talk with the trainers and then we’ll see.”

Andrei Markov skated but will not play while Jaroslav Spacek is a game-time decision, according to the report.