Lightning Strikes (Cristodero)
Updated: 16 hours 29 min ago
Owner Jeff Vinik has said he hopes captain Steven Stamkos remains with the Lightning for his entire career.
Lightning owner Jeff Vinik has said he hopes captain Steven Stamkos is here for his "whole career" and will "lead us to a lot of Stanley Cups."
Lightning coach Jon Cooper made it clear not read too much into line combinations during training camp.
The Lightning got some encouraging news Thursday, with goalie Kristers Gudlevskis' upper-body considered "minor," general manager Steve Yzerman said.
Veteran wing Ryan Callahan was sitting in his Davis Islands home the other night watching television, and Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final was being replayed on NHL Network.
The Lightning's informal skate had just wrappped up Wednesday morning, but center Tyler Johnson remained on the ice with several others, working on some one-timers.
Lightning captain Steven Stamkos will likely head into Thursday's first day of training camp without a contract extension, an issue that will be one of the biggest storylines throughout the preseason.
There was plenty of uncertainty this summer for Ray Emery.
The Lightning's depleted goaltending depth took another hit on Tuesday.
Despite a strong bid, Tampa was eliminated from contention to host the 2018 World Junior Hockey Championships, USA Hockey announced today.
Lightning backup goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy did some light skating in full pads Monday for the first time since undergoing surgery to fix a blood clot Sept. 3.
Kristers Gudlevskis knows every game he plays will be important this preseason.
Kristers Gudlevskis has played under brighter lights, and for much-bigger stakes, than he will Saturday night in Estero.
Lightning captain Steven Stamkos arrived Thursday at the team's informal skates, with nearly the full team assembled one week before training camp officially opens at Amalie Arena.
The Lightning's run to the Stanley Cup Final last summer had a big impact in the community, and in ticket sales. Now it's even reaching the nursery.
Lightning center Tyler Johnson joined Triplets linemates Ondrej Palat and Nikita Kucherov for informal workouts Wednesday morning, and looked like his old self.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop was busy Tuesday morning, facing plenty of shots as teammates went through 3-on-3 scrimmages as part of informal workouts.
With just over a week remaining before Lightning training camp opens, captain Steven Stamkos has still yet to sign a contract extension.
While there was some bad news for the Lightning on Friday - with goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy out 2-3 months following vascular surgery - there was an encouraging report on another key player.
The condition that led Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy to undergo vascular surgery on Thursday isn't entirely rare, with 1,000-2,000 cases in the United States each year.