By Dory LeBlanc
Sunday in Denver, Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas left the ice favoring his left leg, after colliding with an Avalanche player in the second period.
The Tampa Bay rookie, who has racked up 122 penalty minutes in 56 games so far this season, is listed as day-to-day and according to Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman, Gudas is not expected to play tomorrow night against the Blues.
Yzerman said Gudas likely out of Tuesday's game vs. Blues. Left 2nd period Sunday favoring left leg after collision with Avalanche player.— Damian Cristodero (@LightningTimes) March 3, 2014
No word on exact nature of injury. Yzerman said Gudas is day-to-day and will be reevaluated back in Tampa.— Damian Cristodero (@LightningTimes) March 3, 2014
Last week, the Bolts picked up defenseman Mike Kostka off waivers from Chicago. Kostka got his first start for the Lightning Saturday against the Stars, but made an impact against Colorado, assisting on two goals, while take one shot on net and finishing the effort at plus-one.
Although nothing is official, it is thought that Kostka could have increased time against St. Louis in Gudas' absence.
Gudas will be reevaluated when the team returns to Tampa following the matchup with the Blues.