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Zettler fired as AHL Syracuse coach, Groulx takes over

May 10, 2016 - 15:15
The Lightning made a big move with its AHL affiliate in Syracuse, relieving head coach Rob Zettler of his duties and hiring Benoit Groulx. 
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Jon Cooper said Anton Stralman's injury is 'baffling'

May 7, 2016 - 14:23
Lightning coach Jon Cooper said his team's mantra during the playoffs has been to stay alive so its injured regulars won't have already played their last game.
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Matt Carle could return tonight for Lightning

May 6, 2016 - 11:46
The Lightning could be getting a key piece back on its blueline heading into tonight's Game 4 against the Islanders.
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Matt Carle, Erik Condra could play in Game 4

May 5, 2016 - 15:18
Both defenseman Matt Carle and wing Erik Condra participated fully in Thursday's practice at the Prudential Center, and there's a chance both could return to the lineup for Friday's Game 4 against the Islanders.
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No hearing for Brian Boyle over Hickey hit

May 4, 2016 - 09:54
While Islanders coach Jack Capuano expected Lightning center Brian Boyle to be suspended for his overtime hit on Thomas Hickey, that will not be the case.
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Anton Stralman joins Lightning optional skate

May 3, 2016 - 12:20
Defenseman Anton Stralman took part in the Lightning's optional morning skate Tuesday in a regular-colored jersey, his first skate with the team since fracturing his left leg Mar. 25.
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Erik Condra back on ice after 'scary' hit into boards

May 2, 2016 - 13:05
Lightning wing Erik Condra was back at practice Monday - and in line rushes - with the possibility he could play in Tuesday's Game 3. 
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Anton Stralman skates, 'not near ready'

April 29, 2016 - 13:35
Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman made an appearance Friday, skating in full gear on his own before the team's practice at the Ice Sports Forum.
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Erik Condra 'much better' after big hit Thursday

April 28, 2016 - 13:16
It certainly didn't look good Wednesday when wing Erik Condra took a nasty fall into the boards early in the first period, thanks to a hit by the Islanders' Casey Cizikas.
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Podcast: Previewing Lightning-Islanders series

April 27, 2016 - 13:46
After nearly a week between games, the Lightning will finally begin round two of the playoffs against the Islanders Wednesday at Amalie Arena.
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Ben Bishop named Vezina Trophy finalist

April 27, 2016 - 10:53
Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop was named one of three finalists for the Vezina Trophy, awarded to the league's best goaltender.
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Could Jonathan Marchessault make '16 playoff debut tonight?

April 27, 2016 - 10:31
For the entire first-round series, forward Jonathan Marchessault was a spectator.
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Steven Stamkos back on ice in red sweater

April 26, 2016 - 10:16
Steven Stamkos is back.  The Lightning captain returned to the ice Tuesday - albeit in a red non-contact sweater - for practice, his first with the team since undergoing vascular surgery to repair a blood clot in his collarbone April 4. "It was fantastic," he said.
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Lightning hopeful Anton Stralman plays in second round

April 24, 2016 - 13:45
Lightning center Tyler Johnson was zipping around the ice Sunday, saying he feels way better than in Thursday's Game 5, when he left the game temporarily battling an illness. 
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Victor Hedman thriving in big-time minutes

April 21, 2016 - 11:43
Defenseman Victor Hedman said before this series he wants to play more minutes. And the Lightning have granted him his wish, Hedman logging 30:02 in Game 4, just the third time in his career he's played over 30 minutes. Defenseman Victor Hedman said before this series he wants to play more minutes.
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Lightning want to finish series tonight

April 21, 2016 - 11:08
The Lightning have a chance to close out this first-round series with Detroit tonight in Game 5, holding a 3-1 series advantage.
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Despite reports, Steven Stamkos could be back for Final

April 18, 2016 - 12:32
Lightning captain Steven Stamkos isn't participating in the playoffs so far, yet he's still in the news.
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Erik Condra pumped to play near hometown, Red Wings make changes

April 17, 2016 - 12:01
Lightning wing Erik Condra would be excited enough just to be playing in Sunday's Game 3 against the Red Wings, considering he was a healthy scratch in the first two.
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Anton Stralman on trip, a 'chance' he could play second round

April 17, 2016 - 11:59
Defenseman Anton Stralman is moving closer to a return to the Lightning lineup.
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J.T. Brown to miss rest of series for Lightning

April 16, 2016 - 14:22
The Lightning has been dealt another blow injury-wise, with forward J.T. Brown expected to miss the rest of this first-round series, and possibly more, due to an upper body injury suffered in Friday's Game 2.
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