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.
Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman says everything has been going in the right direction in his recovery from a fractured finger on his right hand.
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.
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.
For Lightning defenseman Mark Barberio, his season has been about patience.
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.
Veteran wing Ryan Callahan said after practice today he's ready to return to the lineup Saturday against the Capitals.
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.
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.
With injuries continuing to deplete the Lightning roster, the team called up forwards Jonathan Marchessault and Mike Blunden from AHL Syracuse this morning.
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.
The Lightning got some encouraging news on the injury front Thursday, with defenseman Radko Gudas and wing Alex Killorn returning to practice.
Lightning wing Ondrej Palat said he beat himself up after his turnover led to the Oilers' winning goal late in the third period Monday.
With the Lightning losing two wings to injury Monday, it called up forward Mike Blunden Tuesday from AHL Syracuse.
Turns out, touted wing prospect Jonathan Drouin will make his NHL debut tonight against the Oilers after all.
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 …