Turns out, wing Nikita Kucherov may be available for Thursday's season opener against the Red Wings.
With the Lightning putting Luke Witkowski on waivers Friday, it made it clear what's been expected all along. Defenseman Slater Koekkoek is set to make his first opening night roster. With the Lightning putting Luke Witkowski on waivers Friday, it made it clear what's been expected all along.
With just one exhibition remaining Saturday, the Lightning has a few more days to make a decision on one of its main camp questions.
Thursday's Lightning-Panthers preseason game, which was postponed Wednesday due to Hurricane Matthew, will not be made up.
The Lightning's preseason game Thursday in Sunrise against the Panthers has been canceled due to the hurricane forecast.
The Lightning insists it doesn't need to rush forward prospect Brayden Point. Associate coach Rick Bowness said Point is an NHL player, it's just a matter of when. How about now? The Lightning insists it doesn't need to rush forward prospect Brayden Point.
Defenseman James Wisniewski was the biggest name of the Lightning's 24 cuts Sunday, the veteran released from his training camp tryout after playing in three exhibitions.
Steven Stamkos didn't have to be at Monday's practice at Amalie Arena.
Lightning GM Steve Yzerman said veteran defenseman James Wisniewski would be given every chance to make the team on his camp tryout.
Considering goalie Ben Bishop got some action - and three weeks of practice - during the World Cup of Hockey, he's already on track to start the regular season.
After not playing at all for Russia in the World Cup, goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy couldn't wait to get back to Lightning camp and get in a game.
With Ben Bishop and Andrei Vasilevskiy making for a Lightning log-jam in net, goalie Kristers Gudlevskis just has to wait.
Jonathan Marchessault enjoyed his experience with the Lightning. Even as he was a healthy scratch during last year's playoffs, the 5-foot-9 forward insisted he'd love to stay. Jonathan Marchessault enjoyed his experience with the Lightning.
Wing Nikita Kucherov may have played for Russia in the World Cup without a contract.
It's fitting former Lightning wing Jonathan Marchessault returns to Amalie Arena tonight with the Panthers for an exhibition game.
Veteran defenseman James Wisniewski was admittedly anxious heading into Tuesday's exhibition opener.
There was a familiar sight Tuesday, with Ben Bishop and Andrei Vasilevskiy sharing the net in goaltending drills before the team's morning skate.
The Lightning will have several regulars in the lineup tonight for its exhibition opener against the Hurricanes at Amalie Arena, including Tyler Johnson and Alex Killorn.
The Lightning re-signed defenseman Nikita Nesterov Monday, leaving it with just one (but important) restricted free agent left: Nikita Kucherov.
Former Lightning Vinny Lecavalier was a surprised guest at Sunday's Fan Fest, getting a standing ovation from the crowd of season ticket holders as he was introduced.