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Lightning recalls Vladislav Namestnikov from Syracuse Crunch

March 4, 2015 - 17:05

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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Matt Carle sheds no-contact jersey, and more Lightning notes

March 4, 2015 - 13:55
                   
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Braydon Coburn gets to work with Lightning after trade deadline

March 3, 2015 - 11:11
                   
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Trades make for "bittersweet" day for Lightning players

March 2, 2015 - 18:09
Lightning veteran defenseman Matt Carle woke up Monday morning to text messages from a shocked Radko Gudas, who found out in the middle of the night he was traded to the Flyers.
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Yzerman: Trade gives Lightning better chance in playoffs

March 2, 2015 - 16:24
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman didn't sleep much Sunday night. "Couple hours," Yzerman said. "Up late, up early." Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman didn't sleep much Sunday night.
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Braydon Coburn excited for 'new beginning' with Lightning

March 2, 2015 - 09:53
Defenseman Braydon Coburn knows trade rumors are part of playing in Philadelphia, so he had his phone off as he went to sleep the eve of the deadline.
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Lightning trade Connolly and Gudas, acquire Coburn

March 2, 2015 - 01:11
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman got a veteran defenseman he was looking for, but it took some late night deals, and parting with a couple players off his regular roster to do it.
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Lightning players confident even if no trade

March 1, 2015 - 11:07
Just like everyon else, the Lightning players are waiting to see what general manager Steve Yzerman does before Monday's 3 p.m. trade deadline.
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Lightning GM Steve Yzerman: A "50-50" chance he makes a deal

February 28, 2015 - 16:37
With the trade deadline looming Monday, the Lightning would still like to add a veteran defenseman, preferably a right-handed shot. 
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop debuts glow-in-the-dark mask (w video)

February 28, 2015 - 09:18
Goalie Ben Bishop debuted his new glow-in-the-dark mask Friday night, and picked up a shutout in a 4-0 win over the Blackhawks.
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Video: Jonathan Drouin's "ridiculous" assist makes ESPN Top-10 plays

February 27, 2015 - 23:49
A few Lightning players have called rookie wing Jonathan Drouin a "magician" with the puck.
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Follow Lightning coverage on ScribbleLive tonight

February 27, 2015 - 14:24
The Times always tries to bring you the best Lightning coverage. And, tonight, we're going to experiment with that we hope will make it even better. The Times always tries to bring you the best Lightning coverage.
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Andrei Vasilevskiy tries new moves in spot start in AHL

February 27, 2015 - 11:02
For rookie goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy, Wednesday's spot start for AHL Syracuse provided more than just game experience during a long break in the Lightning schedule.
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Victor Hedman okay, but Matt Carle still couple weeks away

February 26, 2015 - 14:04
Considering the limited Lightning depth on defense, it likely caused some concern when top defenseman Victor Hedman left Thursday's practice early.
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Andrei Vasilevskiy back to Syracuse, but probably not for long

February 25, 2015 - 08:50
                   
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Lightning gets back to work after long road trip

February 24, 2015 - 12:34
                   
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Steven Stamkos plans to learn from costly turnovers

February 22, 2015 - 12:53
Lightning center Steven Stamkos is one of the game's top stars, and is capable of making a highlight-reel play at any moment.
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Jonathan Drouin going through "growing pains"

February 18, 2015 - 16:26
For the second half of Monday's 3-2 loss to the Kings, rookie wing Jonathan Drouin was mostly a spectator.
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Matt Carle "on pace" for early March return

February 16, 2015 - 15:06
Lightning veteran defenseman Matt Carle said he didn't know too much about adductor muscles in his abdomen until he tore them in mid-January.
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Lightning plans to apply to host 2018 WJC

February 16, 2015 - 13:08
The Tampa Sports Commission and Tampa Bay Lightning plan to apply to host the IIHF 2018 World Junior championships.
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