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Lightning recalls Vasilevskiy, McGinn from Syracuse

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - November 1, 2015 - 08:42
As expected, Lightning recalled goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy from AHL Syracuse, with him most likely starting today against Carolina.
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Vasilevskiy on his way, and will play more

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 31, 2015 - 10:50
It's only a matter of time before goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy is back with the Lightning.
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Johnson might play tonight, Carle scratched

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 31, 2015 - 09:49
There was an encouraging sign for the Lightning Saturday morning, as center Tyler Johnson  participated in the optional morning skate.
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With Johnson questionable, might be another callup for Lightning

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 30, 2015 - 11:12
As injuries continue to mount for Lightning, there could be another callup coming before Saturday's game against the Bruins. 
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Breaking down Ben Bishop in 'Lightning Strikes' podcast

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 28, 2015 - 22:00
With Lightning goalie Ben Bishop returning to his hometown to face the Blues this week, he reflected on his time in St. Louis, and how it might have been a "blessing in disguise" that he was traded, eventually landing in Tampa Bay.
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Vasilevskiy to start Friday for Crunch, Marchessault recalled

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 28, 2015 - 21:50
Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy was sharp in his season debut Wednesday for AHL Syracuse, but will make at least one more start Friday in his conditioning assignment before joining the Lightning.
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Vasilevskiy to make season debut tonight for Crunch

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 28, 2015 - 10:30
Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy will make his season debut tonight for AHL Syracuse in Toronto to begin his conditioning assignment. 
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Brian Boyle says injury is 'really frustrating'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 27, 2015 - 13:21
It takes a lot for Lightning veteran center Brian Boyle to miss a game.
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Vasilevskiy feels great after first practice

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 26, 2015 - 14:33
After a tedious two months of slow rehab, Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy was pumped Monday to participate in his first practice since early September surgery to remove a blood clot. "So excited," he said. "I feel great."
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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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