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Nikita Kucherov, Ryan Callahan expected back for Lightning

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 31, 2016 - 11:40
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.
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Nikita Kucherov questionable for tonight, Slater Koekkoek recalled

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 26, 2016 - 12:06
It's bad enough for the Lightning that top-pairing defenseman Anton Stralman is out indefinitely after fracturing his leg Friday night.
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Ryan Callahan, Valtteri Filppula likely out through weekend

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 25, 2016 - 11:15
Both center Valtteri Filppula and wing Ryan Callahan participated in Friday's morning skate, albeit in gray, non-contact jerseys.
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Ryan Callahan, Valtteri Filppula out against Red Wings

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 22, 2016 - 11:43
The Lightning remain shorthanded for its showdown with the Red Wings tonight.
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Filppula back on the ice, could return next week

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 19, 2016 - 14:12
Veteran center Valtteri Filppula was back on the ice Saturday morning, albeit wearing a red non-contact jersey.
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Brenden Morrow retires, left impact on Lightning

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 17, 2016 - 15:54
Veteran wing Brenden Morrow announced his retirement Thursday in Dallas, where it all started for him nearly two decades ago.
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Dalton Prout gets one-game suspension for punch on Kucherov

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 15, 2016 - 14:58
Blue Jackets defenseman Dalton Prout has been suspended one game for his "forceful punch" to the Lightning's Nikita Kucherov in Sunday's game.
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Stamkos enjoys 'relaxing' trip to Toronto

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 15, 2016 - 13:57
Usually, when Lightning captain Steven Stamkos returns to his hometown of Toronto, it can be a bit stressful.
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Kucherov back tonight, Filppula out rest of trip?

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 15, 2016 - 11:58
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. 
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Prout to have hearing over sucker punch of Kucherov

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 14, 2016 - 11:08
The Blue Jackets Dalton Prout will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety Tuesday and could face supplemental discipline over his sucker punch of Lightning wing Nikita Kucherov Sunday.
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Podcast: Breaking down Drouin's return - and future - with ESPN's Scott Burnside

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 11, 2016 - 12:23
Jonathan Drouin is back - at least, with AHL Syracuse - ending a six-month holdout and suspension. Will he get a chance to play with the Lightning again this season? Jonathan Drouin is back - at least, with AHL Syracuse - ending a six-month holdout and suspension.
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Cooper says no 'grudge' with Drouin, would welcome him back

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 11, 2016 - 11:38
Wing Jonathan Drouin is scheduled to play for AHL Syracuse tonight in his first game since ending his six-week holdout.
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Drouin thinks relationship with Lightning is salvageable

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 8, 2016 - 12:58
After sitting at home for six weeks in a holdout, wing Jonathan Drouin was back on the ice Tuesday with AHL Syracuse, which could be a first step in rejuvenating his career and potentially repairing his image.
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Coburn probably going to miss two games; Sustr out tonight

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 7, 2016 - 14:11
The Lightning is all of a sudden banged-up on the blueline. Veteran Braydon Coburn is likely to miss the next two games with a lower-body injury, and defenseman Andrej Sustr is out at least tonight against the Flyers.  The Lightning is all of a sudden banged-up on the blueline.
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Drouin returning to AHL Syracuse

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 7, 2016 - 12:17
The Jonathan Drouin saga took another surprising twist Monday. 
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Tampa Bay Lightning 19-year-old goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy draws comparison to Russian Royalty

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

Saw this story on the IIHF web site after Andrei Vasilevskiy made his senior team debut for Russia in a 6-1 victory against the United States, and there was quite the comparison made between Vasilevski and former Russian goaltender Vladislav Tretiak, the Hall of Fame goalie regarded as one of…

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Tampa Bay Lightning announce training camp roster, partial schedule

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

LIGHTNING TO OPEN TRAINING CAMP SEPT. 11 AT TAMPA BAY TIMES FORUM

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning will open the franchise’s 21st training camp on Wednesday, September 11 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, the team announced today.  The team also announced the additional 38 players who…

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Tampa Bay Lightning announce prospect camp schedule/roster

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

Here is your pertinent information for the Lightning prospect camp, that opens Saturday at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon and runs through Wednesday. The roster and schedule are below - yes, Jonathan Drouin will be in attendence - and one new wrinkle this season for fans who are not…

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New Tampa Bay Lightning commercial featuring pitchman (and Tampa resident) Anthony Sullivan

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

This is pretty funny stuff, featuring well known pitchman Anthony Sullivan of OxiClean fame along with Steven Stamkos, Teddy Purcell and Ryan Malone “pitching’’ a new four-game ticket plan. A well done production

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Five Syracuse players coming to Tampa Bay Lightning training camp

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

While the full allotment of players reporting to the start of Lightning training camp likely will not be known until late Saturday, at least some of them were told Friday night.

Following Friday’s Syracuse Crunch shootout victory against Norfolk, Syracuse general manager Julien BriseBois announced that five players…

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