COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Pittsburgh Penguins are expected to be without speedy winger Brian Gibbons when they face off against the pesky Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal Monday night.
Gibbons, who had been playing with Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz and scored the first two goals in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss, was lost to an injury in the first period of Game 2. He collided with Columbus center Ryan Johansen and did not return.
The series is knotted at one game each, with Games 3 and 4 set for Columbus on Monday and Wednesday.
Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma didn't discuss his Game 3 lineup Monday morning, but Gibbons did not skate Monday morning.
Jayson Megna skated with the fourth line, along with Craig Adams and Joe Vitale, although the Penguins also called up Chris Conner after a conditioning stint with the team’s American Hockey League affiliate. Conner had been out with a leg injury since early January.
The Blue Jackets' lineup will be different as they look for their first-ever home playoff victory, with Nick Foligno returning to the lineup after missing the final five games of the regular season and the first two postseason games. He could line up with Artem Anisimov and R.J. Umberger.