McCann is not in the lineup Wednesday for Game 3 against Montreal, Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports. He is a presumed healthy scratch. McCann hasn't received the "unfit to play" label, so this appears to be a coach's decision in favor of Sam Lafferty, who is in the lineup Wednesday. McCann provided solid secondary scoring in the regular season (35 points in 66 games) and skated 7:43 of power-play time across Games 1 and 2, so his scratch comes as a bit of a surprise. By comparison, Lafferty recorded six goals and seven assists in 50 games this season.
McCann (upper body) provided an assist, four hits and two shots on goal in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Penguins. McCann missed one game with his injury. The 23-year-old forward now has 33 points, 138 shots, 86 hits and a plus-7 rating in 60 contests. He's likely to remain in a middle-six role down the stretch.
McCann (upper body) will return to the lineup Friday versus the Ducks. McCann missed one game with the minor injury. He'll skate on a line with Patrick Marleau and Dominik Simon, while Sam Lafferty will head to the press box as a healthy scratch.
McCann will be a game-time decision for Friday's matchup with the Ducks, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. McCann missed Wednesday's loss to the Kings with an upper-body issue, but whatever held him out of that contest clearly isn't overly serious. Confirmation on his status against Anaheim likely won't surface until the Penguins take the ice for pregame warmups, so fantasy owners considering using him in daily lineups should plan accordingly.
McCann (upper body) won't play in Wednesday's game against the Kings, Josh Getzoff of PensTV reports. McCann hasn't skated for a couple of days, and the team is evaluating the severity of his upper-body injury. The 23-year-old bounces around the lineup, but his absence opens the door for Evan Rodrigues and Conor Sheary to enter the lineup.
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