Atkinson (undisclosed) won't play in Thursday's Game 2 against the Lightning.

Atkinson was driven into the net hard by Tampa Bay's Victor Hedman during the fifth overtime of Tuesday's Game 1 loss, and although he didn't appear to suffer an injury during that play, his absence from Game 2 is more than likely a result of that collision. The 31-year-old winger will be reevaluated ahead of Saturday's Game 3. In the meantime, Nick Foligno will likely get bumped up into a top-six role.

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