Kucherov (upper body) took line rushes during warmups and will play in Friday's Game 7 versus the Islanders, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.

This is the best indication that Kucherov will play in Friday's decisive Game 7. The winger exited Game 6 after he was hurt on his first shift. Kucherov will skate in his usual top-line role with Brayden Point and Ondrej Palat.

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