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Jonathan Drouin a healthy scratch Saturday vs Islanders

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - November 15, 2014 - 18:00
Being a rookie in the NHL can be a roller-coaster.
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Ondrej Palat says he can play tonight; Bishop starting in goal

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - November 15, 2014 - 10:37
Wing Ondrej Palat took part in Saturday's optional morning skate, saying while he got "banged-up" Thursday against San Jose, he expects to play tonight against the Islanders at Amalie Arena. "I'm ready to go," he said.
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With Tyler Johnson and Alex Killorn "probable," who is the odd-man out?

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - November 13, 2014 - 10:54
The Lightning is getting healthy, with coach Jon Cooper saying Tyler Johnson (upper body) and Alex Killorn (upper body) are both "probable" for tonight's game against the Sharks.
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Tyler Johnson considered day-to-day

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - November 12, 2014 - 11:25
The Lightning got some encouraging news on the injury front Wednesday, as center Tyler Johnson is considered day-to-day, general manager Steve Yzerman said.
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Brad Richards settles in with Chicago, "maybe someday" return to Tampa

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - November 11, 2014 - 13:37
It's been a whirlwind few months for former Lightning star center Brad Richards.
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Lightning, Blackhawks see tonight's game as a measuring stick

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - November 11, 2014 - 13:08
Before this season, The Hockey News predicted the Lightning and Blackhawks would meet in the Stanley Cup Final.
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Tampa Bay Lightning 19-year-old goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy draws comparison to Russian Royalty

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 00:25

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 - 00:25

LIGHTNING TO OPEN TRAINING CAMP SEPT. 11 AT TAMPA BAY TIMES FORUM

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 - 00:25

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 - 00:25

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 - 00:25

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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Tampa Bay Lightning to host part-time job fair

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 00:25

The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Tampa Bay Times Forum will hold a part-time job fair on Thursday, January 10 from 5-9 p.m. on the Promenade Level of the arena.  The fair is being held to fill positions for the upcoming Lightning hockey season as well as other Times Forum…

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The NHL lockout is over, hockey is back

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 00:25

After nearly four months, the key to breaking the NHL lockout came in the wee hours of the morning.

Just before 6 a.m. Sunday word began to emerge that following a marathon 16-hour bargaining session in New York a tentative deal between the NHL and NHL Player’s Association has been…

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After NHL talks break off, league issues statement from owner Jeff Vinik, 3 others

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 00:25

Statement from Jeff Vinik, others are below


Tampa Bay Lightning Chairman and Governor Jeff Vinik today issued the follow statement today:

    “After working this week with our players toward what we hoped would be a new agreement, owners presented a proposal we believed would benefit those…

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NHL Lockout Update - Nothing imminent, but there may be hope

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 00:25

Burning the midnight oil was not enough to thaw hockey’s deep freeze quite yet.

For the second consecutive day, representatives from the National Hockey League and the NHL Player’s Association held marathon meetings in the hopes of settling the now 82-day long lockout that has already canceled games through Dec.…

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Another Tampa Bay Lightning player heads overseas

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 00:25

Brendan Mikkelson became the fourth Tampa Bay Lightning player to bolt for Europe during the NHL imposed lockout that is now in its seventh week.

The 25-year-old defenseman signed a deal to play with Vasteras HK in the Swedish second division, according to Swedish website VLT.se, for the duration of…

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Tampa Bay Lightning classic games to be aired Thursdays during NHL lockout

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 18, 2014 - 00:25

Need a Lightning fix while the NHL is on hiatus due to the lockout? on Thursday nights, Sun Sports will be airing classic games for viewers. Two games - the inaugural game as well as the night Dave Andreychuk broke the NHL power play goal record - have already aired.…

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