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Brewer a surprise scratch, Panik claimed by Maple Leafs

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 9, 2014 - 10:49
Veteran defenseman Eric Brewer is in an unfamiliar spot tonight, a healthy scratch for the season opener against the Panthers at Amalie Arena.
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Brenden Morrow expected to be ready for Lightning opener

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 8, 2014 - 13:24
TAMPA - The Lightning expects LW Brenden Morrow (back spasms) to be ready to play Thursday night in the team's regular-season opener against the Panthers.  
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Drouin getting closer, hopes to play on homestand

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 8, 2014 - 13:04
When touted wing prospect Jonathan Drouin suffered a right thumb fracture Sept. 18, expected to miss 3-4 weeks, his goal was to be ready by opening night Thursday against the Panthers.
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Lightning places Panik on waivers

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 8, 2014 - 11:36
The Lightning has placed wing Richard Panik on waivers.
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Stamkos has uncanny memory of his goals

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 7, 2014 - 11:23
Add this to the list of Lightning captain Steven Stamkos' skills: a photographic memory.
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Lightning narrows roster down to 24

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - October 6, 2014 - 14:42
The Lightning's final roster became clearer on Monday. But it's not completely set yet.
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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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