Point remains out for Game 6, could return for potential Game 7

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Tampa Bay Lightning forward Brayden Point is unavailable for Sunday's must-win Game 6 against the Colorado Avalanche, head coach Jon Cooper confirmed Sunday, according to Sportsnet's Luke Fox.

Cooper added Point is dealing with a "severe injury" but didn't rule him out of a potential Game 7 with Tampa Bay's chance at a three-peat on the line.

Point was injured in Game 7 of the first round against the Toronto Maple Leafs. He missed Rounds 2 and 3, and he only played two games of the Stanley Cup Final, notching a single assist while averaging over 17 minutes.

The 26-year-old had 58 points in 66 regular-season games and added five points in nine playoff contests. Point was instrumental in each of Tampa Bay's two Cup runs, putting up 56 points in 46 playoff games across 2020 and 2021.

Game 6 goes at 8:00 p.m. ET.

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