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Pavel Kubina, Simon Gagne out

The Tampa Bay Lightning will again be without defenseman Pavel Kubina and winger Simon Gagne for Tuesday night's Game 3 against the Washington Capitals.

Coach Guy Boucher said they are not expected for Wednesday's Game 4, either.

"Simon and Kubina are not going to play," Boucher said Tuesday. "If I want them to play tomorrow, I better start praying. They're day to day except for today and tomorrow."

Both players suffered head injuries in Game 1. Tampa Bay leads the best-of-seven series 2-0.

Scott Burnside covers the NHL for ESPN.com.