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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.

MORE: How Valeri Nichushkin became the Avalanche’s breakout star

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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