Vancouver Canucks defenceman Sami Salo, left, and Chicago Blackhawks center Patrick Sharp (10) vie for the puck during the first period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs first-round series Tuesday, April 19, 2011, in Chicago. Salo is a \\"game-time decision\\" for Game 3 against the Nashville Predators. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Vancouver associate coach Rick Bowness says defenceman Sami Salo is a "game-time decision" for Game 3 against the Nashville Predators.
Salo was among the last Canucks off the ice after an optional skate Tuesday morning, hours before Game 3 of the series. Salo suffered an undisclosed injury in Game 6 of the Canucks' opening series against Chicago.
The 36-year-old defenceman missed the first four and a half months of the season recovering from a torn Achilles tendon, but was Vancouver's best all around defenceman the year before. He had one goal and was minus-2 the first five games of the playoffs.
The Canucks, winners of the President's Trophy for the league's best regular season record, are tied at 1-1 in their Western Conference semifinal against Nashville.