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Ben Bishop "getting there;" Johnson could return tonight

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - December 20, 2014 - 12:19
Goalie Ben Bishop spent nearly an hour on the ice at Nassau Coliseum Saturday morning, facing live shots for the first time since suffering a lower body injury Monday.
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Tyler Johnson questionable with stomach illness; Bishop still out

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - December 18, 2014 - 10:53
The Lightning hasn't dealt with the mumps yet, but it appears a stomach virus may be going around.
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Ben Bishop injury not considered long-term

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - December 16, 2014 - 13:30
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop said his lower-body injury isn't serious and hopes to return by this weekend.
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Andrei Vasilevskiy recalled by Lightning, could debut tonight

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - December 16, 2014 - 09:17
Touted goalie prospect Andrei Vasilevskiy has been recalled from AHL Syracuse today.

And it's possible Vasilevskiy, 20, could make his anticipated NHL debut tonight against the Flyers in Philadelphia.

Coach Jon Cooper said it'll be a "game-time decision" if he'll start Vasilevskiy or veteran backup Evgeni Nabokov. While …
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Ben Bishop leaves Monday's game with lower body injury

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - December 15, 2014 - 19:38
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop left Monday's game with a lower-body injury and will not return.
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Lightning hoping to stay "mumps free"

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - December 15, 2014 - 11:57
With Penguins star Sidney Crosby the latest player to get diagnosed with mumps, the Lightning are resigned to the fact that, at some point, the growing outbreak may hit their lockeroom.
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Jonathan Drouin won't be playing in World Juniors

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - December 11, 2014 - 18:56
As expected, Lightning rookie wing Jonathan Drouin won't be loaned to Team Canada for the upcoming World Junior championships.
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Evgeni Nabokov starting in net vs. Hurricanes

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - December 11, 2014 - 10:36
Veteran goalie Evgeni Nabokov will start tonight for the Lightning against the Hurricanes.
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J.T. Brown back in lineup for Lightning; Drouin out

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - December 9, 2014 - 10:34
Wing J.T. Brown will return to the lineup tonight for the Lightning against the Capitals, with rookie wing Jonathan Drouin likely sitting out.
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Cooper wants Steven Stamkos to shoot more

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - December 6, 2014 - 10:41
With one more goal, Lightning captain Steven Stamkos will reach 250 in his career, making him one of the youngest players in history to do so.
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Lightning pleased with Jonathan Drouin's progress

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - December 4, 2014 - 10:57
With center Vladislav Namestnikov sent back to AHL Syracuse Wednesday, it opens up some room for touted rookie wing Jonathan Drouin to get more playing time.
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Vladislav Namestnikov reassigned to AHL Syracuse

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - December 3, 2014 - 16:31
With the Lightning having a glut at forward, center Vladislav Namestnikov was reassigned to AHL Syracuse Wednesday.
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Evgeni Nabokov gets rare start tonight, adjusting to backup role

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - December 2, 2014 - 12:00
When veteran goalie Evgeni Nabokov signed with the Lightning last summer, he knew what he was getting into, with Ben Bishop the entrenched starter.
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Tony DeAngelo, Adam Erne invited to USA World Juniors camp

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - December 2, 2014 - 11:46
Two Lightning prospects - defenseman Tony DeAngelo and forward Adam Erne - have been invited to Team USA's evaluation camp for the World Junior championship, which will be held later this month.
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Ryan Callahan named NHL's second star; Marty St. Louis honored tonight

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - December 1, 2014 - 13:31
For all the shuffling that has gone on with Steven Stamkos' line this season, there has been one constant. As long as wing Ryan Callahan has been healthy, he's always played on the captain's right side. For all the shuffling that has gone on with Steven Stamkos' line this season, there has been one constant.
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Jonathan Drouin would rather stay with Lightning than play in World Junior

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - November 29, 2014 - 17:15
Team Canada will announce its roster for its World Junior camp on Monday.
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Why trade of Eric Brewer made sense for both sides

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - November 28, 2014 - 16:09
Veteran defenseman Eric Brewer spent most of the past two weeks watching from the press box, a healthy scratch in four of the last five games.
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Victor Hedman "very close" to returning; Drouin, Brewer scratched

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - November 26, 2014 - 11:16
Defenseman Victor Hedman is almost ready to return to the Lightning lineup.
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