Pominville sustained a head injury after being elbowed by Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown on April 23. He was forced to miss the final two games of the regular season due to the injury. He was able to return to practice and participated in line rushes with Kyle Brodziak and Pierre-Marc Bouchard on Monday.
This led some to speculate that Pominville would be in the lineup for Game 1.
However, Yeo stated on Tuesday afternoon that Pominville was not yet fully ready to return. Citing the big picture, Yeo wants to make sure that Pominville returns for good instead of rushing his recovery. Apparently, he woke up not feeling well on Tuesday morning, according to Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
It is believed that Zenon Konopka will dress in Pominville's place.