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Tough Lightning roster decisions looming

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 5, 2014 - 10:40
For C Vladislav Namestnikov, the next couple days will be nerve-wracking.
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Lightning lineup taking shape for final preseason game

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 4, 2014 - 10:36
One of the key questions coming into Lightning training camp was deciding who would play on the top line with captain Steven Stamkos.
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Morrow encouraged by progress, hopes to play Saturday

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 2, 2014 - 10:25
Lightning veteran wing Brenden Morrow returned to the ice Thursday, having been limited the past three days due to a stiff back.
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Cooper: Connolly having his best camp

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 1, 2014 - 15:35
Unlike previous preseasons, Lightning RW Brett Connolly’s stats won’t pop off the page.
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Bishop said it felt like 'midseason' in Tuesday's start

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 1, 2014 - 06:39
For the Lightning, one of the biggest questions heading into camp was the health of goalie Ben Bishop, who underwent right wrist surgery in April.
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Injured Drouin still hopeful for home opener

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 30, 2014 - 10:02
Lightning touted wing prospect Jonathan Drouin has been encouraged by the progress with his fractured right thumb, making a small step Tuesday of taking the ice for practice in a red (non-contact) jersey.
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Cooper: "There are spots open"

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 29, 2014 - 11:43
Instead of heading to France, defenseman Luke Witkowski was getting ready to board a bus to Naples Monday afternoon, and he couldn't have been happier.
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Big consolation prize: Crunch having camp in France

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 28, 2014 - 08:57
Coach Jon Cooper said if there was ever a year to get cut by the Lightning in training camp, it’s this one.
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Vinik on spending to cap, keeping Stamkos and being "world class"

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 27, 2014 - 14:56
Lightning owner Jeff Vinik says is goal is to roughly break even while building a team that can compete at the highest level year after year.
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Back in black: Lightning like new alternate jerseys

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 27, 2014 - 14:41
Lightning captain Steven Stamkos figured the fans would like the team's new alternate jerseys, which would make them look "leaner and meaner."
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Lightning make next round of cuts, including DeAngelo, Erne

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 27, 2014 - 14:09
The Lightning made its big round of cuts Saturday afternoon, narrowing it's roster to the 28 it plans to bring to Estero Monday for the final week of training camp.
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Stamkos getting explosiveness back

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 26, 2014 - 10:17
When Lightning captain Steven Stamkos takes the ice tonight for his first exhibition action, he'll do so looking - and feeling - more like his old self.
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Stamkos, Bishop to play tonight against Stars

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 26, 2014 - 08:07
Two of the Lightning's top players will see their first exhibition action tonight, with captain Steven Stamkos and goalie Ben Bishop in the lineup against the Stars at Amalie Arena.
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Injured Drouin still pushing to be in lineup when season starts

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 25, 2014 - 09:20
Touted prospect Jonathan Drouin skated in practice with the Lightning's game group Thursday morning, doing light stick-handling and shooting.
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Palat, Johnson headline Lightning Thursday lineup

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 24, 2014 - 17:19
Calder Trophy finalists Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat headline the Lightning lineup for Thursday's game in Nashville against the Predators.
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Lightning to unveil third jersey at Fan Fest; full schedule

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 23, 2014 - 15:18
The Lightning announced it will unveil its new (third) alternate jersey Saturday at Fan Fest, with captain Steven Stamkos showing it off before the noon scrimmage at Amalie Arena.
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Lightning cuts include Point, Thomas and Masin

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 23, 2014 - 15:14
The Lightning made its first round of cuts, reassigning 2014 draft picks C Brayden Point, D Ben Thomas, LW Cristiano DiGiacinto and D Dominik Masin to their junior teams.
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Drouin out 3-4 weeks with thumb fracture

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 23, 2014 - 09:19
Touted Lightning wing prospect Jonathan Drouin will be out 3-4 weeks due to a slight fracture in his right thumb, putting his start to the season in jeopardy.
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Lightning lineup vs. Predators; Vasilevskiy makes debut

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 22, 2014 - 17:30
If you're going to the Lightning's first exhibition game Tuesday against the Predators at Amalie Arena, you won't see too many of the veteran front-line players.
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Drouin could miss first part of preseason

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - September 22, 2014 - 12:38
While the Lightning haven't considered Jonathan Drouin's upper-body injury serious, it looks like the touted wing prospect could miss the rest of the week.
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