With the NHL playoffs less than a week away, there's plenty to talk about when it comes to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Lightning will get a big boost tonight against the Devils with defenseman Victor Hedman returning to the lineup.
The Lightning could get All-Star center Tyler Johnson back in the lineup tonight against the Panthers, as he was encouraged after this morning's skate.
The Lightning started selling single game playoff tickets, as of 10 a.m. Friday morning.
Center Tyler Johnson has been told he's too small, or not good enough. He went undrafted, and was even cut by a USHL team. Center Tyler Johnson has been told he's too small, or not good enough.
It certainly looked encouraging to see All Star center Tyler Johnson back at Thursday's morning skate, joining his "Triplets" linemates during drills.
The Lightning locked up one of its top college prospects Wednesday, signing Quinnipiac University center Matt Peca to a two-year, two-way deal.
Slater Koekkoek had just finished watching the Lightning-Canadiens game Monday night, and noticed D Victor Hedman was out with an injury.
The Lightning blueline was delivered another big blow Monday as veteran defenseman Jason Garrison will be out 3-4 weeks with an upper-body injury, coach Jon Cooper said this morning.
With injuries to two key regulars - center Cedric Paquette (lower body) and defenseman Jason Garrison (upper body), the Lightning are recalling forward Jonathan Marchessault and defenseman Luke Witkowski from AHL Syracuse.
Lightning center Cedric Paquette will return to the lineup tonight, having missed six games with an upper body injury. "I'm ready to go," Paquette said. "Today is the day." Lightning center Cedric Paquette will return to the lineup tonight, having missed six games with an upper body injury.
It looks like C Cedric Paquette won't be returning on this homestand.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop was named the NHL's Third Star of the Week.
After feeling good in the morning skate, Lightning wing Ondrej Palat declared himself ready to return tonight against the Red Wings. "100-percent," he said.
Lightning wing Ondrej Palat appears ahead of schedule in his recovery from a lower-body injury, participating fully in Thursday's practice in a regular-colored jersey.
Lightning wing Nikita Kucherov will not face supplemental discipline from the NHL for his hit on Winnipeg's Tobias Enstrom in Saturday's game. There wasn't even a hearing scheduled.