Sullivan: No word on Daley, starting goalie

TAMPA, Fla. -- Mike Sullivan had nothing new to share on the status of Trevor Daley, the Penguins' injured defenseman, or which goaltender he'll choose for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final.

Speaking here Saturday morning before the team's charter flight to Pittsburgh, the coach said that what he'd heard about Daley was "nothing since last night" and that "he'll be evaluated tonight when we get back."

Asked if Olli Maatta, Daley's likely replacement, could benefit from a reset button to his mostly poor performance in these Stanley Cup playoffs: "I think so. Olli's a good player. He's been good in key situations all year. He's been a top-four defenseman for us most of the year. We believe in him. We've got a lot of confidence in him. We knew, when we built this team for the playoffs, you'd need your whole team in the truest sense of the word. We're fortunate to have the depth we have at that position. And if we have to put somebody in the lineup, Olli can help us win. We know that."

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