Lightning Strikes (Cristodero)
Updated: 1 hour 20 min ago
Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy will start tonight against the Sabres, his third game in nine days since getting called up from AHL Syracuse.
Lightning wing Ondrej Palat will be sidelined 3-5 weeks with a lower-body injury, the team announced Monday.
For Lightning wing Jonathan Drouin, it's been frustrating to see such little improvement in his lower-body injury, which will keep him out of his sixth consecutive game tonight. "It (stinks)," he said.
Matt Carle makes one thing clear. "I'm not bitter about anything," he said.
The Lightning made a couple moves this morning, reassigning defenseman Nikita Nesterov and forward Tye McGinn to AHL Syracuse.
It's been a nostaglic week for Lightning wing J.T. Brown.
Center Cedric Paquette participated in line rushes this morning and could return tonight. It's significant progress from how discouraged Paquette felt Tuesday. Center Cedric Paquette participated in line rushes this morning and could return tonight.
Lightning coach Jon Cooper has said he's not married to the Triplets, or any line.
Lightning coach Jon Cooper has often joked that he wasn't smart enough to put the Triplets line together, Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat and Nikita Kucherov only united due to injuries last October.
It appears like center Cedric Paquette could return by the end of this four-game road trip. Wing Jonathan Drouin isn't so sure.
As expected, Lightning recalled goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy from AHL Syracuse, with him most likely starting today against Carolina.
It's only a matter of time before goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy is back with the Lightning.
There was an encouraging sign for the Lightning Saturday morning, as center Tyler Johnson participated in the optional morning skate.
As injuries continue to mount for Lightning, there could be another callup coming before Saturday's game against the Bruins.
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.
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.
Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy will make his season debut tonight for AHL Syracuse in Toronto to begin his conditioning assignment.
It takes a lot for Lightning veteran center Brian Boyle to miss a game.
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."
After getting robbed on yet another scoring chance, this time a partial breakaway late in Friday's second period, Lightning center Tyler Johnson's frustration boiled over, smacking his stick against the back boards.