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First, it was defenseman Victor Hedman who missed three games with an illness.
With the Lightning struggling to score, trailing by goal Thursday, wing Nikita Kucherov came in on a 2-on-1 with defenseman Luke Witkowski.
The Lightning could get a big boost Saturday against the Coyotes with top defenseman Victor Hedman nearing a return.
Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman's illness will force him to miss his third straight game tonight against the Sharks.
With the NHL trade deadline just over a month away, it can be silly season when it comes to speculation.
At every press box, people take notice of what team's scouts are at what game. When it's a GM that attends, it can raise even more eyebrows.
The Lightning can't catch a break. Just as Tampa Bay prepared to open a make-or-break six-game road trip, it found out top defenseman Victor Hedman would miss Monday's game against the Kings. Apparently, Hedman is sick, which is why he came out for warmups and left early.
Lightning wing J.T. Brown will always remember the time five years ago when he met Willie O'Ree. "Pretty incredible experience," Brown said. "The way he's pioneered the game for young African Americans." Lightning wing J.T. Brown will always remember the time five years ago when he met Willie O'Ree.
Joe Smith sets up the Lightning's current make-or-break road trip in our latest Lightning Strikes! podcast. The next six games will go a long way in determining the team's playoff fate. He'll also discuss Ryan Callahan's …
Veteran wing Ryan Callahan is expected to miss four weeks, the Lightning announced Sunday. And it's fair to question when, and if, Callahan, 31, plays again this season. Or, for that matter, if he should. Veteran wing Ryan Callahan is expected to miss four weeks, the Lightning announced Sunday.
The time is now for the Lightning to make a run.
You don't see this very often. Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman got into a rare fight in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Sabres, tangling with Buffalo's Marcus Foligno at the end of the second period. It was just Hedman's fifth career fight, first since Oct. 8, 2013.
Marty St. Louis opened Thursday's press conference at Amalie Arena with a joke. "I am not making a comeback," St. Louis said, laughing. Marty St. Louis opened Thursday's press conference at Amalie Arena with a joke.
Ben Bishop will be back in net for the Lightning tonight, having missed three weeks with a lower body injury.
The Lightning should get a boost tonight with the return of goalie Ben Bishop, who will start against the Sabres.
Lightning coach Jon Cooper isn't going anywhere. While Tampa Bay, a preseason Stanley Cup favorite, is stunningly out of playoff position at the season's midpoint, don't expect any changes to involve the coaching staff. Lightning coach Jon Cooper isn't going anywhere.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop could be returning sooner than expected. Bishop participated in his first full team skate Tuesday, and looked good during two separate 30-minute sessions. Lightning goalie Ben Bishop could be returning sooner than expected.
The Lightning will have two first-time All-Stars this season, with defenseman Victor Hedman and Nikita Kucherov named to the Atlantic Division team Tuesday.
You knew it was coming.
With the Lightning underachieving, going from preseason Stanley Cup favorites to dangerously out of playoff position, there were going to be frustrated fans asking for changes. Coach Jon Cooper, who has led the team to back-to-back lengthy playoff runs, isn't immune to criticism.
There are already …