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Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman admitted it was a bit strange Thursday morning when training camp opened without 12 regulars, who were at the World Cup.
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said he's in "constant communication" with Nikita Kucherov's representatives, and is hoping to get the touted wing signed "as soon as possible."
Wing Nikita Kucherov isn't interested in talking about his contract, or lack thereof.
Lightning wing Jonathan Drouin was one of the last to leave the ice after Wednesday's brief practice by Team North America.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop has played just two exhibition periods for Team USA in the World Cup of Hockey, and will likely remain the backup Thursday as the Americans face elimination against host and favorite Canada.
The Lightning have an NHL-high 12 players in this World Cup of Hockey in Toronto, not to mention head coach Jon Cooper.
After wing Ryan Callahan signed a six-year, $34.8 million deal with the Lightning in June 2014, he wanted to try to find a way to give back to a Tampa Bay community that has felt like home for the Rochester, N.Y, native.
The Lightning's training camp will have a much different feel, with 12 players (and coach Jon Cooper) away in Toronto for the World Cup of Hockey.
(Continuing blog series on "Questions for Lightning Camp") This was a strange, and long, summer for James Wisniewski. (Continuing blog series on "Questions for Lightning Camp")
Tyler Johnson had alluded to the fact that his right wrist - broken during the 2015 Stanley Cup Final - bothered him at the beginning of last season. On Tuesday, we found out just how much.
With an expansion draft looming, the prevailing assumption is that the Lightning will have to move either goalie Ben Bishop or backup Andrei Vasilevskiy by February's trade deadline. Not so fast.
Lightning wing J.T. Brown wants to make one thing clear.
U.S. hockey and former Lightning head coach John Tortorella said he'd bench any player who stays seated during the national anthem.
Ryan Callahan's session on the ice Tuesday wasn't very extensive, maybe 30 minutes long. "Just going out there for a twirl," Callahan said. Ryan Callahan's session on the ice Tuesday wasn't very extensive, maybe 30 minutes long.
Lightning captain Steven Stamkos is finally getting the chance to represent Team Canada, having not been part of the past two Olympics.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop thought he was headed to Calgary.
(Our series of "Ten questions for Lightning training camp" will run on this blog until camp officially opens Sept. 22 at Amalie Arena)
The Lightning's roster for this month's prospect tournament will include seven of its 10 draft picks from June, including first-round forward Brett Howden.
Twelve Lightning players - and head coach Jon Cooper - will be heading to their respective camps for the World Cup of Hockey next week.
Lightning Fan Fest will be held Sept. 25, beginning at 11 a.m. at Amalie Arena, though season ticket holders will be allowed in before 11. The event is free. Fan Fest includes live team scrimmages, player autographs, family and kids' activities, as well as specials on merchandise, food and drinks.