Ted Nolan's interview for the Caps game he is specifically asked about Chris Simon and his status for tomorrow's game against Tampa.
He did say if a change is made it would mean the kid line with Tambellini, Nielen and Comeau would likely be broken up but he also said if someone else struggles that could be the change and what happens tonight plays into it.
The coach also talked about how the Isles have been bullied in games and need Simon to help protect the players. It's also not a lock Simon plays against Tampa.
Media tried to push for answers here, you have to hear the interview on the sidebar to make your own determination on this.