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Lightning to participate in rookie tournament

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - August 16, 2016 - 16:09
The Lightning announced Tuesday it will participate in a four-team rookie tournament Sept 17-20 in Coral Springs.
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Bolts sign veteran D James Wisniewski

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - August 11, 2016 - 12:55
The Lightning on Thursday signed D James Wisneiwski to a professional tryout contract with an invite to training camp.
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Yzerman expects to get Nikita Kucherov signed

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - July 27, 2016 - 12:35
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman's offseason couldn't have gone much better so far, especially with the re-signing of captain Steven Stamkos and locking up cornerstone defenseman Victor Hedman long-term.
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Lightning re-signs Yanni Gourde to one-year deal

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - July 25, 2016 - 12:34
The Lightning re-signed forward Yanni Gourde to a one-year, two-way deal Monday. 
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Brad Richards on career: 'I'll cherish all of it'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - July 21, 2016 - 09:14
Brad Richards briefly pauses a phone interview Thursday so he can get his hands free.
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Nikita Nesterov added to Team Russia for World Cup

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - July 18, 2016 - 15:46
Lightning defenseman Nikita Nesterov has been added to Team Russia for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. 
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Lightning and Alex Killorn agree to seven-year deal

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - July 17, 2016 - 11:33
The Lightning has locked up another core player long-term, agreeing with wing Alex Killorn on a seven-year deal which brings a $4.45 million annual average.
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F Cory Conacher returns on 1-year, 1-way deal

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - July 13, 2016 - 16:53
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Alex Killorn, Vladislav Namestnikov file for arbitration

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - July 5, 2016 - 16:43

Lightning centers Alex Killorn and Vladislav Namestnikov filed for arbitration by Tuesday’s 5 p.m. deadline.

Both players were offered qualifying offers.

If they do not reach agreements on contracts for the upcoming season they will go to arbitration.

Hearings are scheduled for July 20-Aug. 4.

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Highlights from Lightning prospect 3-on-3 tournament

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - July 2, 2016 - 14:11
Lightning prospect Jonne Tammela said he really gained confidence near the end of last season, when he got a brief stint at AHL Syracuse.
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Lightning sign Andrei Vasilevskiy to three-year extension

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - July 1, 2016 - 13:28
The Lightning will soon have to make a decision in net, with goalie Ben Bishop entering the final year of his deal and only one goalie allowed to be protected in next year's expansion draft.
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Lightning lock up Victor Hedman for eight years

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - July 1, 2016 - 12:51
After watching captain Steven Stamkos' negotiations go down to the wire, the Lightning wasted no time Friday in locking up another franchise foundation.
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Lightning loses Marchessault, signs Bournival

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - July 1, 2016 - 11:25
Jonathan Marchessault has signed with the Panthers, a two-year deal at $750,000, per TSN.
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Yzerman 'confident' Lightning can sign Nikita Kucherov

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - July 1, 2016 - 11:00
With captain Steven Stamkos and defenseman Victor Hedman both locked up for eight more years, the attention turns to another foundation-type player, wing Nikita Kucherov.
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Tampa Bay Lightning 19-year-old goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy draws comparison to Russian Royalty

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

Saw this story on the IIHF web site after Andrei Vasilevskiy made his senior team debut for Russia in a 6-1 victory against the United States, and there was quite the comparison made between Vasilevski and former Russian goaltender Vladislav Tretiak, the Hall of Fame goalie regarded as one of…

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Tampa Bay Lightning announce training camp roster, partial schedule

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25


TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning will open the franchise’s 21st training camp on Wednesday, September 11 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, the team announced today.  The team also announced the additional 38 players who…

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Tampa Bay Lightning announce prospect camp schedule/roster

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

Here is your pertinent information for the Lightning prospect camp, that opens Saturday at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon and runs through Wednesday. The roster and schedule are below - yes, Jonathan Drouin will be in attendence - and one new wrinkle this season for fans who are not…

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New Tampa Bay Lightning commercial featuring pitchman (and Tampa resident) Anthony Sullivan

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

This is pretty funny stuff, featuring well known pitchman Anthony Sullivan of OxiClean fame along with Steven Stamkos, Teddy Purcell and Ryan Malone “pitching’’ a new four-game ticket plan. A well done production

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Five Syracuse players coming to Tampa Bay Lightning training camp

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

While the full allotment of players reporting to the start of Lightning training camp likely will not be known until late Saturday, at least some of them were told Friday night.

Following Friday’s Syracuse Crunch shootout victory against Norfolk, Syracuse general manager Julien BriseBois announced that five players…

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