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The Ligtning is finalizing its roster, sending several players down to AHL Syracuse to get down to 23 players.
It sounds like whomever the Lightning picks to be the temporary backup goalie may not be needed very long.
While wing Alex Killorn returned to practice Monday, All-Star center Tyler Johnson remains sidelined with an undisclosed injury suffered Saturday against the Panthers.
With the Lightning season opening up on Thursday, the Times decided to give readers an up-close look at what some of the players are like off the ice.
The Lightning got some encouraging news on the injury front Sunday, as All-Star center Tyler Johnson and wing Alex Killorn are both considered just day-to-day with undisclosed injuries, general manager Steve Yzerman said.
Wing Nikita Kucherov was back at Saturday's morning skate, and plans to play tonight in the exhibition finale against the Panthers, which is an encouraging sign for the Lightning.
Wing Nikita Kucherov gave Lightning fans a thrill Thursday night in scoring on the game's first shift.
With just one week until opening night, the Lightning's backup goalie situation is still a mystery. And it might be even after the Oct. 8 season opener against the Flyers. With just one week until opening night, the Lightning's backup goalie situation is still a mystery.
Lightning forward Cedric Paquette briefly returned to the ice after Thursday's skate.
Normally, there shouldn't be much to read into preseason results in the NHL. The regulars don't always play, especially together, with many prospects getting a look. Normally, there shouldn't be much to read into preseason results in the NHL.
Lightning veteran wing Ryan Callahan said his older brother used to sneak him downstairs in their Rochester, N.Y. home to watch "Slap Shot."
While goaltender Kevin Poulin was in limbo over the weekend, having been put on waivers by the Islanders, he tried not to stress about it.
The Lightning got some encouraging news on the injury front Sunday, with x-rays on Cedric Paquette's left leg negative, the forward considered day-to-day.
The battle for the Lightning backup goalie spot just got another twist.
The Lightning made a large group of cuts Sunday, reassigning 23 players to AHL Syracuse.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop will make his first start of the preseason tonight against the Panthers at Amalie Arena, a good test to see how well his torn groin muscle has healed.
The Lightning made its first round of training camp cuts Wednesday, reducing the roster by 10 down to 53.
The Triplets are back. Lightning forwards Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat and Nikita Kucherov - which formed one of the most dangerous lines in the NHL last season - will make their preseason debut tonight against the Predators in Nashville.
The Lightning will have some star power for its preseason opener tonight against Nashville at Amalie Arena.