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Bettman says Lightning could host All-Star game in future

November 6, 2014 - 22:28
Commissioner Gary Bettman made his annual visit to Tampa on Thursday, leaving impressed with the organization, from the fans to the renovations to Amalie Arena, and especially owner Jeff Vinik.
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Hedman could return in early December

November 6, 2014 - 10:53
Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman says everything has been going in the right direction in his recovery from a fractured finger on his right hand.
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Paquette called up from Syracuse

November 4, 2014 - 16:32
The Lightning are calling up center Cedric Paquette from AHL Syracuse, a good sign that Alex Killorn is not ready to return by Thursday's game against Calgary.
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Matt Niskanen said Lightning was "intriguing" in free agency

November 1, 2014 - 11:14
The Lightning couldn't be happier with the defensemen it landed on the first day in free agency, feeling Anton Stralman has been better than advertised.
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Mark Barberio gets his shot in lineup, Ryan Callahan back

November 1, 2014 - 10:53
For Lightning defenseman Mark Barberio, his season has been about patience.
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Steven Stamkos makes kid's dream come true

October 31, 2014 - 17:55
Noah Difilippo, 12 plays center in upstate New York and his favorite player is Lightning captain Steven Stamkos, so when he got to participate in Make-a-Wish, it was a no-brainer.
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Callahan ready to return; Paquette reassigned to Syracuse

October 31, 2014 - 14:23
Veteran wing Ryan Callahan said after practice today he's ready to return to the lineup Saturday against the Capitals.
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Jonathan Drouin adjusts to drop in playing time, different line

October 30, 2014 - 13:10
Touted Lightning wing prospect Jonathan Drouin got off to a fast start in his NHL career, often playing on the top line - and up to 20 minutes - during his first four games.
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Ryan Callahan expected to play this week

October 28, 2014 - 09:58
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Team Canada surprises Stamkos with gold-medal ring

October 25, 2014 - 13:16
With the Lightning practicing at Team Canada’s facility near Calgary on Thursday, several players took the opportunity to check out its Hall of Champions, which had the trophies and photos from championships won.
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Lightning recall Marchessault, Blunden

October 25, 2014 - 11:04
With injuries continuing to deplete the Lightning roster, the team called up forwards Jonathan Marchessault and Mike Blunden from AHL Syracuse this morning.
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Callahan skates, but still week-to-week; Paquette called up

October 24, 2014 - 13:03
There was a surprise late arrival for the Lightning's morning skate Friday, with RW Ryan Callahan jumping on the ice near the end. "Cally!" one player yelled.
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Gudas could return Friday, Killorn getting closer

October 23, 2014 - 13:52
The Lightning got some encouraging news on the injury front Thursday, with defenseman Radko Gudas and wing Alex Killorn returning to practice.
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For Palat, game-winner was redemption

October 22, 2014 - 11:00
Lightning wing Ondrej Palat said he beat himself up after his turnover led to the Oilers' winning goal late in the third period Monday.
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Lightning recall Blunden from Syracuse, Gudas to IR

October 21, 2014 - 10:51
With the Lightning losing two wings to injury Monday, it called up forward Mike Blunden Tuesday from AHL Syracuse.
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Drouin will make NHL debut tonight

October 20, 2014 - 19:23
Turns out, touted wing prospect Jonathan Drouin will make his NHL debut tonight against the Oilers after all.
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Purcell says it'll be "weird" to face Lightning

October 20, 2014 - 13:49
For wing Teddy Purcell, it felt like old times Sunday afternoon, watching football with most of the Lightning team during lunch.

But Purcell, 29, is now with the Oilers thanks to a June trade, so he made sure to treat 5-6 former Tampa Bay teammates, including good buddy, captain Steven Stamkos, for dinner in their first night in …
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