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.
The winger scuffled through the season's first two months, totaling only seven points in 17 games through Nov. 19, then missed two games to an upper-body injury. However, Palmieri's been an entirely different player since coming back from that ailment -- he's got 20 points (eight of those on the power play) in his last 27 games. That's more in line with the 57 points he put up last year, though Palmieri's slow start has ensured that he's almost certain to end up well short of matching his 2015-16 production.
Schneider stopped 32 of 35 shots en route to 4-3 win over the Wild on Tuesday.
It'd be nice to say that he outdueled Devan Dubnyk, who entered play with the NHL's best ratios, but it's more like Schneider was less mediocre. Nonetheless, his two consecutive wins and five straight outings with save marks of .912 or better are both highly positive signs for a guy whose season came off the rails throughout November and December.
He was undone by a terrible third period in which he blew a 2-1 lead and then a 3-2 lead. This marks a surprising end to his latest winning streak (four games), though it isn't the first time in the last few weeks that a surprisingly weak offense has burned Dubnyk for four goals -- the Isles did so back on Dec. 29. But hey, the guy's human. He'll probably get shot at redemption Thursday, when the Coyotes come to town.
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