Subban (ankle) is not listed among the injured for Thursday's Game 5 against the Penguins, per NHL.com.
The power-play blueliner's availability for the upcoming contest was never in much doubt, but it's worth noting that he had at least raised some eyebrows after briefly leaving Monday's contest in the third period upon taking an Evgeni Malkin slap shot to his left ankle.
We suspect that Subban is merely resting his ailing ankle. There has been no indication that the prolific defenseman will miss Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals in Pittsburgh on Thursday, but we'll be sure to clue you in if that situation changes.
Subban (ankle) is expected to play in Game 5 against the Penguins on Thursday, The Tennessean reports.
The typically mobile blueliner was hit by the puck on his left ankle following an Evgeni Malkin one-timer Monday, briefly leaving the contest with 7:18 left to play before the Predators secured the series-tying victory at home. This latest report indicates that Subban may not be 100 percent in the next game, but then again, that's nothing out of the ordinary for most players this late in the season. Considering that a running joke between Sidney Crosby and Subban about the defenseman's apparent bad breath has seemingly been talked about as much as the injured ankle, we'd be completely shocked if Subban ends up missing Game 5.
Subban assisted Filip Forsberg's empty-net goal Monday against the Penguins.
Subban's 25:09 of ice time was the most out of any player on either team. The 28-year-old blueliner now has two goals and 10 assists in 20 postseason games, and has averaged an incredible 25:37 of ice time along with significant power-play minutes. Still, Subban hasn't quite made himself fantasy relevant in other facets of the game, which makes it difficult to delegate him into a daily fantasy role.
Subban scored his second goal of the playoffs in Thursday's Game 4 loss to Anaheim.
Subban had gone eight games without a goal coming in, but was a two-way force throughout this contest. He tied for a game high with six shots while also leading all players with five blocks. While Subban's third-period tally coupled with Filip Forsberg's last-minute heroics sent this game to overtime, Anahiem was still able to come away with a 3-2 win to even the series.