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Tkachuk status up in the air for Game 5

2023 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Four
SUNRISE, FLORIDA – JUNE 10: Matthew Tkachuk #19 of the Florida Panthers warms up prior to Game Four of the 2023 NHL Stanley Cup Final against the Vegas Golden Knights at FLA Live Arena on June 10, 2023 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

The Panthers are in a win or go home situation and the status of their best player in unknown.

Head Coach Paul Maurice told reporters he knows whether Tkachuk will play but wasn’t going to share the information.

Tkachuk didn’t practice Monday after playing only 16 minutes and 40 seconds in the Panthers’ Game 4 loss to the Golden Knights.

Tkachuk leads the Panthers in postseason goals (11) and points (24).