Steven Stamkos will not play in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, coach Jon Cooper said, but the Tampa Bay Lightning captain has not been ruled out for the rest of the series.

Cooper made the announcement Friday morning, saying that Stamkos is "unfit to play." The Lightning have a 2-1 series lead against Dallas with Games 4 and 5 being held on back-to-back days, Friday and Saturday.