Lightning captain Steven Stamkos is out, Brayden Point is hurting and Anthony Cirelli is hobbling, too.
The Lightning enter the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday against the Stars with several key players dealing with injuries.
The biggest question remains Stamkos, a two-time Richard Trophy winner who has been chasing an NHL title for 12 seasons. He has yet to play this postseason because of a lower-body injury.
In speaking with the media Friday, Tampa Bay GM Julien BriseBois didn't seem optimistic about the captain's return, at any point, but only went so far as to discuss Game 1.
"He's still rehabbing. We haven't ruled him out," BriseBois said. "I don't expect him in the lineup [Saturday]."