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Nikita Kucherov signs three-year deal with Lightning

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 11, 2016 - 09:48
Considering how long it took for Nikita Kucherov and the Lightning to agree on a contract, it was fitting the wing faced obstacles just getting to Tampa Tuesday to sign.
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Condra, Conacher, Vermin put on waivers

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 10, 2016 - 13:55
With the Lightning nearing a Tuesday 5 p.m. deadline, it made some moves today to create some flexibility for what'll likely be some tough decisions.
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Optimism that Nikita Kucherov could be signed by opener

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 10, 2016 - 08:49
Turns out, wing Nikita Kucherov may be available for Thursday's season opener against the Red Wings.
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Lightning defense set, forward spots up for grabs

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 8, 2016 - 10:37
With the Lightning putting Luke Witkowski on waivers Friday, it made it clear what's been expected all along. Defenseman Slater Koekkoek is set to make his first opening night roster. With the Lightning putting Luke Witkowski on waivers Friday, it made it clear what's been expected all along.
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The case for who takes Ryan Callahan's spot

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 7, 2016 - 10:22
With just one exhibition remaining Saturday, the Lightning has a few more days to make a decision on one of its main camp questions.
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Lightning-Panthers exhibition won't be made up

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 6, 2016 - 08:39
Thursday's Lightning-Panthers preseason game, which was postponed Wednesday due to Hurricane Matthew, will not be made up.
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Lightning-Panthers preseason game canceled

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 5, 2016 - 10:44
The Lightning's preseason game Thursday in Sunrise against the Panthers has been canceled due to the hurricane forecast.
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Can Brayden Point make the Lightning?

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 4, 2016 - 07:00
The Lightning insists it doesn't need to rush forward prospect Brayden Point. Associate coach Rick Bowness said Point is an NHL player, it's just a matter of when. How about now? The Lightning insists it doesn't need to rush forward prospect Brayden Point.
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Why the Lightning cut James Wisniewski

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 3, 2016 - 10:38
Defenseman James Wisniewski was the biggest name of the Lightning's 24 cuts Sunday, the veteran released from his training camp tryout after playing in three exhibitions.
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Steven Stamkos arrives at Lightning camp

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 3, 2016 - 07:49
Steven Stamkos didn't have to be at Monday's practice at Amalie Arena.
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James Wisniewski part of Lightning cuts

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 2, 2016 - 13:26
Lightning GM Steve Yzerman said veteran defenseman James Wisniewski would be given every chance to make the team on his camp tryout.
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Ben Bishop starts in Nashville exhibition

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 1, 2016 - 12:59
Considering goalie Ben Bishop got some action - and three weeks of practice - during the World Cup of Hockey, he's already on track to start the regular season.
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Andrei Vasilevskiy could make exhibition debut tonight

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 30, 2016 - 08:08
After not playing at all for Russia in the World Cup, goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy couldn't wait to get back to Lightning camp and get in a game.
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Kristers Gudlevskis takes another step

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 30, 2016 - 07:08
With Ben Bishop and Andrei Vasilevskiy making for a Lightning log-jam in net, goalie Kristers Gudlevskis just has to wait.
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Marchessault left Lightning for 'better opportunity'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 29, 2016 - 14:33
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 - 10:43
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 - 08:09
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 - 07:00
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 - 10:21
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 - 07:45
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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