Paul Gaustad, who has been suffering from flu-like symptoms, skipped the morning skate today and has been categorized as a game-time decision to play against the Maple Leafs tonight in HSBC Arena.
"We'll see whether he plays," coach Lindy Ruff said.
It's unlikely he will. Adam Mair skated in Gaustad's spot on the fourth line with Matt Ellis and Patrick Kaleta. Jochen Hecht worked at Gaustad's position on a power-play unit, setting up in front of the net.
Gaustad played through the illness during Wednesday's 4-1 victory in New Jersey. But he looked exhausted afterward and skipped practice Thursday.