Pominville questionable for Game 4

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild forward Jason Pominville is questionable for Game 4 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series against the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday, coach Mike Yeo said.

Pominville hasn't played since being elbowed in the head by the Los Angeles Kings' Dustin Brown on April 23. Brown was suspended two games for his action.

Pominville participated in the Wild's morning skate on Tuesday, and Yeo was unsure if he'd play Tuesday against the Blackhawks, who have a 2-1 series lead.

"We'll have to see on that," Yeo said. "It was another good step today. Good to see he had another good day, and we'll see."

Pominville was acquired by the Wild in a trade with the Buffalo Sabres on April 3. He's had four goals and five assists in 10 regular-season games for the Wild. He had 14 goals and 20 assists in 47 regular-season games this season.

Pominville spoke to the media Tuesday for the first time since his injury.

"It's been tough," Pominville said. "Obviously not being on the ice at the best time of the year is not easy. It's been a tough rehab. Few things have gone different ways. But I'll prefer to comment on those once the season's over.

"Just doing my best trying to get the proper treatment done, doing my best to get where I need to be. That decision [whether I play] will be up to the coach. I'm heading in that right direction. That's for sure."

Pominville also addressed Brown's hit for the first time.

"Obviously not happy about the hit," Pominville said. "But at the same time, I know he's a guy who plays hard and hits hard. I just don't think the elbows are needed when you try to hit a guy. Just unfortunate it happened."