The Tampa Bay Lightning will attempt to punch their ticket to the Stanley Cup Final without their leading scorer.
Lightning forward Brayden Point is unavailable for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final versus the New York Islanders on Tuesday night, head coach Jon Cooper announced, according to The Athletic's Joe Smith.
Point suffered an injury in Game 2, missed Game 3, then returned for Game 4. Holding a 3-1 series lead, Cooper said his team is trying to "manage" the undisclosed ailment.
The 24-year-old center has been sensational this postseason, notching 25 points in 16 games.