LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Kings defenseman Robyn Regehr is likely to return from a 14-game absence with a knee injury for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals.
Rangers defenseman John Moore also is expected to be back in the New York lineup for Game 2 on Saturday.
Regehr hasn’t played since the opening game of Los Angeles’ second-round series against Anaheim on May 3, but the 34-year-old defenseman has been skating in practice.
Coach Darryl Sutter says Regehr “probably” will play in Game 2. Matt Greene is the most likely candidate to be scratched.
Moore is eligible to return from a two-game suspension for his hit on Montreal’s Dale Weise in the Eastern Conference finals. He’s likely to replace Raphael Diaz, who struggled at times in the Cup finals opener.