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Former Lightning star Martin St. Louis is back at Amalie Arena this week, as a guest of the Frozen Four, which returns to Tampa for the second time in four years.
It was good news for the Lightning to see top defenseman Victor Hedman back on the ice for Thursday's morning skate. "Very encouraging," coach Jon Cooper said. It was good news for the Lightning to see top defenseman Victor Hedman back on the ice for Thursday's morning skate.
As improbable as it sounds, it was almost like Jonathan Drouin never left.
The injury hits keep on coming for the already shorthanded Lightning.
Lightning captain Steven Stamkos underwent a successful two-hour surgery at Tampa General Hospital today to remove a blood clot from his right collarbone area.
When Lightning players found out Friday that captain Steven Stamkos would be out 1-3 months with a blood clot in his right arm, they thought - more so, hoped - it was an April Fool's Day joke.
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.