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Marchessault left Lightning for 'better opportunity'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 29, 2016 - 15:33
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.
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Nikita Kucherov won't report without a contract

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 29, 2016 - 11:43
Wing Nikita Kucherov may have played for Russia in the World Cup without a contract.
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Battle for bottom six continues tonight for Lightning

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 29, 2016 - 09:09
It's fitting former Lightning wing Jonathan Marchessault returns to Amalie Arena tonight with the Panthers for an exhibition game.
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James Wisniewski encouraged with Lightning debut

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 28, 2016 - 08:00
Veteran defenseman James Wisniewski was admittedly anxious heading into Tuesday's exhibition opener.
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Bishop, Vasilevskiy back from World Cup

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 27, 2016 - 11:21
There was a familiar sight Tuesday, with Ben Bishop and Andrei Vasilevskiy sharing the net in goaltending drills before the team's morning skate.
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Johnson, Killorn highlight Lightning lineup for exhibition

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 27, 2016 - 08:45
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.
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Lightning re-signs Nikita Nesterov

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 26, 2016 - 16:05
The Lightning re-signed defenseman Nikita Nesterov Monday, leaving it with just one (but important) restricted free agent left: Nikita Kucherov.
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Lightning to honor Vinny Lecavalier Oct. 18 vs. Panthers

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 25, 2016 - 09:49
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.
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Lightning pushes pace early in camp

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 24, 2016 - 15:37
Lightning center Brian Boyle's practice ended a little early Saturday after the heel of defenseman Braydon Coburn's stick blade caught him in the nose during a 1-on-1 drill.
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Tyler Johnson wishes he could have played for USA

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 23, 2016 - 12:55
Lightning center Tyler Johnson didn't take to Twitter - like the Penguins Phil Kessel famously did - to express his disappointment in Team USA's performance in the World Cup.
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Unique Lightning camp provides opportunity

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 22, 2016 - 13:39
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman admitted it was a bit strange Thursday morning when training camp opened without 12 regulars, who were at the World Cup.
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Yzerman on Kucherov: 'We want him here'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 22, 2016 - 13:17
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said he's in "constant communication" with Nikita Kucherov's representatives, and is hoping to get the touted wing signed "as soon as possible."
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Contract or not, Kucherov enjoys World Cup

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 21, 2016 - 15:01
Wing Nikita Kucherov isn't interested in talking about his contract, or lack thereof.
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Jonathan Drouin: 'It's up to me to be better'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 20, 2016 - 14:40
Lightning wing Jonathan Drouin was one of the last to leave the ice after Wednesday's brief practice by Team North America.
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Backup or not, Ben Bishop benefits from World Cup

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 19, 2016 - 19:12
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop has played just two exhibition periods for Team USA in the World Cup of Hockey, and will likely remain the backup Thursday as the Americans face elimination against host and favorite Canada.
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Stamkos: Johnson would 'excel' on World Cup stage

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 19, 2016 - 14:19
The Lightning have an NHL-high 12 players in this World Cup of Hockey in Toronto, not to mention head coach Jon Cooper.
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Ryan Callahan launches foundation for pediatric cancer

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 16, 2016 - 14:17
After wing Ryan Callahan signed a six-year, $34.8 million deal with the Lightning in June 2014, he wanted to try to find a way to give back to a Tampa Bay community that has felt like home for the Rochester, N.Y, native.
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Lightning releases camp roster and schedule

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 15, 2016 - 10:00
The Lightning's training camp will have a much different feel, with 12 players (and coach Jon Cooper) away in Toronto for the World Cup of Hockey.
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James Wisniewski ready to 'earn' spot with Lightning

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 14, 2016 - 12:45
(Continuing blog series on "Questions for Lightning Camp") This was a strange, and long, summer for James Wisniewski. (Continuing blog series on "Questions for Lightning Camp")
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Tyler Johnson reports 'stronger than I've ever been'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 13, 2016 - 14:58
Tyler Johnson had alluded to the fact that his right wrist - broken during the 2015 Stanley Cup Final - bothered him at the beginning of last season. On Tuesday, we found out just how much.
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