Jimmy Butler should be back to face the Pacers on Monday. Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

Heat star Jimmy Butler on track to play Monday after missing three games

The Miami Heat are set to hopefully get an important member of their lineup back.

Following Miami's 119-112 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Saturday, Jimmy Butler revealed that he's on track to play for the Heat against the Indiana Pacers on Monday, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times. 

With Butler missing the past three games due to a foot injury, the Heat have gone 1-2, losing games to the Suns and Milwaukee Bucks. 

In 56 games this season, Butler is averaging 20.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game. Butler leads the team in points, assists and steals per game and also ranks second in rebounds per game.

The Heat, who currently sit fourth in the Eastern Conference, likely don't have an opportunity to move into the third spot with the Boston Celtics rolling. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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