Posted April 20, 2012 on AP on Fox

DETROIT - JUNE 12: Hal Gill #2 and Pascal Dupuis #9 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrate after defeating the Detroit Red Wings by a score of 2-1 to win Game Seven and the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Joe Louis Arena on June 12, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Predators coach Barry Trotz says defenseman Hal Gill will not play in Game 5 of the NHL playoffs against Detroit. Gill has yet to play in the first-round series after blocking a shot by Sheldon Souray in a win against Dallas on April 5, but he went through his first full practice Thursday. He skated Friday morning and told reporters he expected to be a game-time decision without having talked with Trotz or the team's trainers. Trotz followed up a few minutes later by saying he did not expect Gill to play in Friday night's game. Asked if that meant Gill is out for Game 5, Trotz said yes. The Predators lead Detroit 3-1.
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