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Joel Vermin out 6-8 weeks after successful hand surgery

December 17, 2015 - 14:04
TAMPA BAY – Tampa Bay Lightning forward Joel Vermin has undergone successful hand surgery after blocking a shot during the Lightning’s win on Monday versus the Columbus Blue Jackets, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Ver...

Burns: 3 things from two points in Toronto

December 16, 2015 - 09:14
The hockey world was completely fixated on Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos and his unsigned contract extension returning to Toronto -- about an hour drive from Stamkos’ hometown of Markham, Ontario – but lost amongst the attention surro...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning 5, Maple Leafs 4 - OT

December 16, 2015 - 07:48
Dating back to last year, the Lightning have had their struggles in the second half of back-to-back games. In the second game of this back-to-back, the Lightning were facing a Toronto team that hadn’t played in a full week. Typically, a good for...

Sights and sounds from a short-handed 2-1 victory in Columbus

December 15, 2015 - 08:10
The Tampa Bay Lightning were presented with two winnable games in back-to-backs against Columbus and Toronto, both opponents occupying the basement of their respective divisions. The Lightning took care of business Monday, downing the Blue Jacket...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning 2, Blue Jackets 1

December 14, 2015 - 22:17
In terms of flow of play, this was a very strange game. After a evenly-played scoreless first period, momentum swung to the Lightning in the second. Jonathan Marchessault scored at the 11:11 mark and the Lightning dominated the rest of the frame....

Pre-Game Notebook: Banged-Up Bolts Battle Blue Jackets

December 14, 2015 - 12:55
The Tampa Bay Lightning begin a three-game road trip tonight in Columbus, but they’ll do so without five key members of their team. Tyler Johnson (undiscosed), Ondrej Palat (lower body), Jonathan Drouin (lower body) Cedric Paquette (upper body) a...

Lightning recall forwards Joel Vermin and Yanni Gourde

December 14, 2015 - 09:10
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled forwards Joel Vermin and Yanni Gourde from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Vermin, 5-foot-10, 187 pounds, h...

Prospect Spotlight: Adam Erne battles through injury in his first pro season

December 14, 2015 - 08:04
The Tampa Bay Lightning drafted Adam Erne in the second round, 33rd overall, at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. The New Haven, Connecticut, native is making an immediate impact with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League (AHL). Before makin...

Burns: 3 Things we learned from capital punishment

December 13, 2015 - 15:08
The Tampa Bay Lightning have given up just three goals in the first period of their last 11 games combined. Two of those goals have been scored by the Washington Capitals in separate meetings. The Capitals have gone on to win both games. For wh...

Lightning recall goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy

December 13, 2015 - 10:28
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Additionally, the club announced they have re...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Capitals 2, Lightning 1

December 13, 2015 - 08:19
This game mirrored several others the Lightning already have played this year. Games in which the Bolts have held the opposition to two or fewer goals, outshot the other team, but failed to score enough goals to win. Again in this game, the Ligh...

Geetha Kamath honored as Lightning Community Hero

December 12, 2015 - 18:30
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Geetha Kamath as the 14th Lightning Community Hero of the 2015-16 season during the first period of tonight’s game versus the Washington Capitals. Kamath, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightni...

Pregame Notebook: Tyler Johnson reaggrevates injury; out tonight

December 12, 2015 - 11:19
Two nights ago, the Tampa Bay Lightning reunited its Triplets line, which had been on the shelf for over a month, with the return of left wing Ondrej Palat from injured reserve. The line was the Lightning’s top offensive grouping vs. Ottawa, Niki...

Lightning recall forward Mike Blunden

December 12, 2015 - 10:52
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled forward Mike Blunden from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Blunden, 28, has been recalled twice prior by Ta...

Burns: 3 Things we learned from outscoring Ottawa

December 11, 2015 - 11:01
Thursday’s game against Ottawa wasn’t a must-win for the Tampa Bay Lightning. But it was as close as one could come for an early-December game. The Lightning occupied sixth place in the Atlantic Division standings entering the contest versus the...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning 4, Senators 1

December 10, 2015 - 22:53
Boy, did the Lightning need this game. They entered the contest trailing the Ottawa Senators by six points in the Atlantic Division standings. So depending on the outcome, the deficit at night’s end could be as little as four points. Or as larg...

Alex Cooks Sr. honored as Lightning Community Hero

December 10, 2015 - 19:00
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Alex Cooks, Sr. as the 13th Lightning Community Hero of the 2015-16 season during the first period of tonight’s game versus the Ottawa Senators. Cooks’ widow Aimee received the $50,000 donation in his ho...

Pre-Game Notebook: Triplets Reunion Tonight at Amalie Arena

December 10, 2015 - 12:50
It’s looking more and more like the Triplets line will make its return tonight when the Tampa Bay Lightning host the Ottawa Senators at Amalie Arena. Left wing Ondrej Palat, the lone member of the Triplets still on the mend, practiced for a secon...

Lightning Reassign Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy to Syracuse

December 10, 2015 - 11:40
The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Additionally, the club announced they have recalled goalt...

Palat Could Return Thursday Versus Ottawa

December 9, 2015 - 14:29
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat was hurt when Minnesota’s Nino Niederreiter fell on his leg in the Bolts’ 1-0 loss to the Wild on November 7. Two days later, Palat wore a brace around his left ankle as the Lightning announced he would...