GAGNE SUFFERS TOE FRACTURE
Paul Holmgren wouldn't say anything, reminding the gathered media that "It's the playoffs" so any clues to injuries is verboten.
That doesn't stop us from digging.
I was able to procure from a team source that Simon Gagne did in fact have x-rays taken on his right foot and a fractured toe was discovered.
He will be reevaluated today and will likely be considered day-to-day right up until game time for Game 5 Thursday.
If Gagne can't go, look for Ville Leino to be brought into the lineup and a line shuffling to follow.
Gagne took a slapper from Brian Rolston off his foot on a Devils' power play in the second period. and never returned to the ice.
Jeff Carter also took a puck to the leg, it came from a Chris Pronger slapper and actually ended up in the net for Carter's second goal, but only took one more shift that lasted 33 seconds and didn't play again afterward.
Carter said he's fine and that the puck hit off his shin pad, but that may have been a bit misleading as the puck seemed to hit him higher up the leg in a spot with little or no padding.
Carter is already playing on a fractured foot and will certainly play through this as well.