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Matt Peca signs with Lightning, "good chance" Wilcox does, too

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - April 1, 2015 - 15:21
The Lightning locked up one of its top college prospects Wednesday, signing Quinnipiac University center Matt Peca to a two-year, two-way deal.
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Slater Koekkoek called up: "A dream come true."

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 31, 2015 - 10:16
Slater Koekkoek had just finished watching the Lightning-Canadiens game Monday night, and noticed D Victor Hedman was out with an injury.
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Jason Garrison out 3-4 weeks, big blow among Lightning injuries

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 30, 2015 - 11:03
The Lightning blueline was delivered another big blow Monday as veteran defenseman Jason Garrison will be out 3-4 weeks with an upper-body injury, coach Jon Cooper said this morning.
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Paquette day-to-day; Marchessault and Witkowski recalled

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 29, 2015 - 17:13
With injuries to two key regulars - center Cedric Paquette (lower body) and defenseman Jason Garrison (upper body), the Lightning are recalling forward Jonathan Marchessault and defenseman Luke Witkowski from AHL Syracuse.
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Paquette back in lineup; Namestnikov staying - for now

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 26, 2015 - 10:35
Lightning center Cedric Paquette will return to the lineup tonight, having missed six games with an upper body injury. "I'm ready to go," Paquette said. "Today is the day." Lightning center Cedric Paquette will return to the lineup tonight, having missed six games with an upper body injury.
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Paquette to return on road trip, Vasilevskiy starts tonight

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 24, 2015 - 10:39
It looks like C Cedric Paquette won't be returning on this homestand.
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Ben Bishop named NHL's Third Star for last week

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 23, 2015 - 13:02
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop was named the NHL's Third Star of the Week.
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Ondrej Palat to return tonight against Red Wings

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 20, 2015 - 10:58
After feeling good in the morning skate, Lightning wing Ondrej Palat declared himself ready to return tonight against the Red Wings. "100-percent," he said.
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Ondrej Palat could return Friday against Red Wings

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 19, 2015 - 11:54
Lightning wing Ondrej Palat appears ahead of schedule in his recovery from a lower-body injury, participating fully in Thursday's practice in a regular-colored jersey.
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NHL imposes no supplemental discipline for Nikita Kucherov hit

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 16, 2015 - 10:58
Lightning wing Nikita Kucherov will not face supplemental discipline from the NHL for his hit on Winnipeg's Tobias Enstrom in Saturday's game. There wasn't even a hearing scheduled.
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Lightning's Coburn out 4-6 weeks; Paquette and Palat out too

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 12, 2015 - 10:23
The Lightning's 1-0 win over the Canadiens Tuesday might have turned into one of it's biggest losses.
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Banged-up Lightning hopes to beat "Big, Bad Bruins"

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 11, 2015 - 15:24
The Lightning is coming off a big win, a 1-0 overtime victory over the first-place Canadiens in Montreal Tuesday. But it was a costly one.
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Matt Carle will have to play through soreness if he returns

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 10, 2015 - 12:31
Lightning veteran defenseman Matt Carle continued to ramp up his rehab from January abdominal surgery, participating in battle drills after Tuesday's practice at the Bell Centre.
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Andrej Sustr making strides; Brown still out

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 7, 2015 - 14:23
When Lightning GM Steve Yzerman addressed the media Monday following his acquisition of veteran D Braydon Coburn, one of the first things he mentioned was how pleased he's been with the development of D Andrej Sustr.
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Namestnikov could stay through Saturday, Carle return next week?

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 6, 2015 - 16:24
Lightning rookie Vladislav Namestnikov certainly didn't look like someone close to getting sent back to AHL Syracuse, practicing with the third line Friday afternoon.
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Namestnikov gets "big opportunity," Brown day-to-day

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 5, 2015 - 15:58
Lightning rookie center Vladislav Namestnikov wasn't expecting Wednesday's call-up, brought in on an emergency basis to fill in for injured J.T. Brown.
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Follow our ScribbleLive for Lightning-Maple Leafs tonight

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 5, 2015 - 15:45
After some success last week, the Times will be adding to our Lightning coverage tonight by doing a ScribbleLive stream for the Tampa Bay-Toronto game at Amalie Arena.
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Lightning recalls Vladislav Namestnikov from Syracuse Crunch

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 4, 2015 - 18:05

The Lightning has recalled forward Vladislav Namestnikov from AHL-Syracuse, the team announced Wednesday evening.

The 22-year-old has appeared in 26 NHL games this season, recording three goals and four assists. He last played with the Lightning on Feb. 12.

The Lightning was down to 12 forwards after trading Brett Connolly to Boston for two draft picks on Monday. In 34 games with the Crunch this season, Namestnikov has 14 goals and 21 assists.

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