"I can't even think that far. I am going to take it shift by shift," Holmstrom said.
Holmstrom was injured in the third period of the Red Wings' loss in Game 3 when he was knocked into the Penguins net by Pittsburgh defenseman Hal Gill. Holmstrom skipped practice on Friday and gingerly skated with his teammates on Saturday morning.
After much consultation, the decision was made just before game time to hold out Holmstrom. He is dealing with a hamstring injury that could potentially get worse if he isn't careful.
"I'm in tomorrow," Holmstrom said Sunday after the Red Wings returned to Detroit. "I was pretty close [Saturday], but I think it was a good decision. I think it's getting better and better every day."
Still, watching the game from the dressing room was hardly any fun.
"It was terrible. Nerve-racking, sweaty," he said, "but you've got to watch it."