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Turns out, Jonathan Drouin won't be getting called up. At least, for now.
Lightning captain Steven Stamkos will miss 1-3 months with a blood clot in his right arm, potentially ending his season - and maybe his tenure - in Tampa Bay.
In a surprising development, C Steven Stamkos missed his first game in two years Saturday, sidelined with an upper-body injury.
Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman knew it was bad right away when his left leg crumpled awkwardly underneath him in a battle in front of the net Mar. 25.
The Lightning is entering the stretch run, and is closing in on clinching a playoff spot, not to mention fighting for the division lead.
The Lightning is getting back to full strength - at least up front - with wings Nikita Kucherov and Ryan Callahan expected to return to the lineup tonight.
It's bad enough for the Lightning that top-pairing defenseman Anton Stralman is out indefinitely after fracturing his leg Friday night.
Both center Valtteri Filppula and wing Ryan Callahan participated in Friday's morning skate, albeit in gray, non-contact jerseys.
The Lightning remain shorthanded for its showdown with the Red Wings tonight.
Veteran center Valtteri Filppula was back on the ice Saturday morning, albeit wearing a red non-contact jersey.
Veteran wing Brenden Morrow announced his retirement Thursday in Dallas, where it all started for him nearly two decades ago.
Blue Jackets defenseman Dalton Prout has been suspended one game for his "forceful punch" to the Lightning's Nikita Kucherov in Sunday's game.
Usually, when Lightning captain Steven Stamkos returns to his hometown of Toronto, it can be a bit stressful.
The Lightning got some encouraging news on the injury front as wing Nikita Kucherov was in the morning skate and will play tonight against Toronto.
The Blue Jackets Dalton Prout will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety Tuesday and could face supplemental discipline over his sucker punch of Lightning wing Nikita Kucherov Sunday.
Jonathan Drouin is back - at least, with AHL Syracuse - ending a six-month holdout and suspension. Will he get a chance to play with the Lightning again this season? Jonathan Drouin is back - at least, with AHL Syracuse - ending a six-month holdout and suspension.
Wing Jonathan Drouin is scheduled to play for AHL Syracuse tonight in his first game since ending his six-week holdout.