Rush has missed the previous six games with a sprained toe. If he can play, it is unclear if the team will opt to ease him back into action. Shabazz Muhammad is also questionble, so Rush could be needed for some extra minutes if he cannot go.
Green was limited to 15 minutes during Monday's game against the Heat for precautionary reasons after being kneed near the groin area in the first half, Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports.
Green indicated after Monday's game that he'll likely play Wednesday against Sacramento, although it's certainly possible that coach Gregg Popovich will err on the side of caution and allow Green to rest Wednesday, even though the injury isn't believed to be overly serious. If Green sits, Patty Mills and Jonathon Simmons will be in line for added minutes.
With Monday's start, Elliott will be featuring in consecutive contests for the first time since he played a span of three-straight games from Dec. 31 to Jan. 6. Fellow veteran Chad Johnson has rightfully earned more opportunities in goal than Elliott this season, but after Johnson allowed three goals on four shots in Saturday's loss to the Oilers, head coach Glen Gulutzan has elected to give Elliott another chance to impress. An Ontario native, Elliott has found success against the Leafs in his career, posting a 6-5-1 record with a 2.62 GAA and a .910 save percentage. That said, this season's edition of the Maple Leafs could prove to be a more daunting opponent than in past years, as they are averaging 3.07 goals per game, good for sixth in the NHL.
Head coach Steve Kerr hinted Sunday after the team's win in Orlando that he would sit Iguodala on the second game of their back-to-back, and the move leaves the
This will make eight straight missed by the rookie, who has been dealing with a concussion sustained on Jan. 7. While he will miss Monday's game, coach Paul Maurice is considering playing him on Tuesday, so owners should keep their eyes peeled for more news before puck drop. Despite how well he has played this year, 37 points in 42 games, owners might want to be cautious about Laine possibly being rusty after missing so much time.
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