NASHVILLE Coyotes defenseman Michal Rozsival said after Wednesdays morning skate that he will play in Game 3 of the teams Western Conference semifinals series with the Nashville Predators.
Both Rozsival and forward Lauri Korpikoski skated Wednesday morning at Bridgestone Arena but Korpikoski stayed on the ice after other players had left. Thats normally not a good sign for his playing status, since players who are playing that night will normally take a short skate.
Coach Dave Tippett said Korpikoski is still day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.
Nashville coach Barry Trotz said he did not know about the curfew violation of forwards Alex Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn before Game 2 in Glendale, adding that hell would have frozen over before they played, had he known.
Trotz also said Wednesday that their suspensions are not necessarily just one game long. If the Predators win Game 3, Trotz said he will consider keeping the same group in for Game 4.