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The Lightning will almost be at full strength by Thursday's Game 1 of its first-round playoff series with the Red Wings.
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said he saw this coming for weeks.
With the Lightning blueline getting closer to full strength, rookie defenseman Luke Witkowski became the odd man out Tuesday, reassigned to AHL Syracuse.
Lightning coach Jon Cooper joined many in the hockey fraternity Tuesday in mourning the loss of Senators assistant Mark Reeds, who died at age 55 of cancer.
It looks like the Lightning could get a pretty big boost for the start of the first-round playoff series.
The Lightning will open its first-round playoff series against the Red Wings Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Amalie Arena, the NHL announced this morning.
It's the matchup that seemed most likely for weeks, the Lightning facing the Red Wings in the first round of the playoffs.
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.