Predators coach Barry Trotz says defenseman Hal Gill will not play in Game 5 of the NHL playoffs against Detroit.
Article continues below ...
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.