Lightning's Point 'extremely probable' for Stanley Cup Final

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Tampa Bay Lightning forward Brayden Point is "extremely probable" to play in the Stanley Cup Final, head coach Jon Cooper told reporters after his team ousted the New York Rangers in Game 6 on Saturday night, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

Cooper added he isn't sure of Point's availability for Game 1 on June 15.

Point hasn't suited up since suffering a lower-body injury in Game 7 of the first round of the playoffs against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Cooper didn't rule out the possibility of Point's return when asked if a decision had been made about his availability ahead of Saturday's game.

"If you see him in (pregame) warmups, then it's probably a game-time decision," Cooper said, according to team reporter Chris Krenn. "If you don't see him in warmups, that pretty much tells you what's going on with him. We'll see how he's feeling after the (morning) skate."

Point, who was one of the last players off the ice at the Lightning's early practice session, didn't participate in pregame warmups prior to Game 6.

The 26-year-old center has returned to skating with full equipment for close to a week as he nears a return.

The Calgary native scored 28 goals with 30 assists in 66 games during the regular season. He added two goals and four points this postseason before his injury.

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