Wiz unlikely to return for Game 7

Posted By: Rick Moffat · 4/27/2011 1:30:00 PM
Officially Coach Martin says James Wisniewski will again be a "gametime decision" after taking the warmup skate.  But in all likelihood Brent Sopel will be paired up with Paul Mara once again after the ex-Bruin looked solid in his series debut.
 
Wisniewski was replaced on the Canadiens powerplay by Yannick Weber, and at one point Mara.  
 
Neither Sopel nor Mara were part of the Game 7 Magic the Canadiens displayed last spring.   Sopel was on his Cup run with the Hawks, while Mara was an injured Hab.
 
Jaroslav Spacek and Lars Eller should be fine to go despite being knocked hard into the glass and falling awkwardly to the ice after hits with Bruins.
 
In Spacek's case, Milan Lucic hit him from behind and was tossed from Game 6.   Eller was knocked by McQuaid and then fell with his right arm extended, straining his shoulder.
 
Both players returned to duty for the 2-1 win that forces Game 7, while the Washington Capitals rest up to face their next opponents.
 
 

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