Kucherov, the NHL’s seventh-leading scorer with 70 points, has a lower-body injury while Stamkos will miss his third straight game with a lower-body injury.
Cirelli also is dealing with a lower-body injury. Lightning coach Jon Cooper told reporters Thursday morning that Kucherov and Cirelli are considered day-to-day and likely will avoid injured reserve.
The Lightning enter Thursday’s game as the hottest team in the NHL, winning eight straight contests. Kucherov, last season’s Hart Trophy winner as the league’s regular-season MVP, has been outstanding of late, scoring 10 goals and 21 points over his last 12 games.