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Ryan Callahan takes 'big step' in first skate since surgery

September 7, 2016 - 12:48
Ryan Callahan's session on the ice Tuesday wasn't very extensive, maybe 30 minutes long. "Just going out there for a twirl," Callahan said. Ryan Callahan's session on the ice Tuesday wasn't very extensive, maybe 30 minutes long.
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Jon Cooper feels World Cup will be 'bonus' for Lightning

September 6, 2016 - 11:17
Lightning captain Steven Stamkos is finally getting the chance to represent Team Canada, having not been part of the past two Olympics.
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Ben Bishop thought trade to Flames was 'close'

September 2, 2016 - 13:38
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop thought he was headed to Calgary.
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Lightning 'confident' it'll sign Nikita Kucherov - but when?

September 2, 2016 - 12:00
(Our series of "Ten questions for Lightning training camp" will run on this blog until camp officially opens Sept. 22 at Amalie Arena)
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Lightning sets prospect camp roster

August 31, 2016 - 14:40
The Lightning's roster for this month's prospect tournament will include seven of its 10 draft picks from June, including first-round forward Brett Howden.
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Ryan Callahan on schedule for mid-November return

August 30, 2016 - 12:55
Twelve Lightning players - and head coach Jon Cooper - will be heading to their respective camps for the World Cup of Hockey next week.
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FanFest set for Sept. 25, camp opens Sept. 22

August 24, 2016 - 10:59
Lightning Fan Fest will be held Sept. 25, beginning at 11 a.m. at Amalie Arena, though season ticket holders will be allowed in before 11. The event is free. Fan Fest includes live team scrimmages, player autographs, family and kids' activities, as well as specials on merchandise, food and drinks.
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Lightning to participate in rookie tournament

August 16, 2016 - 16:09
The Lightning announced Tuesday it will participate in a four-team rookie tournament Sept 17-20 in Coral Springs.
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Bolts sign veteran D James Wisniewski

August 11, 2016 - 12:55
The Lightning on Thursday signed D James Wisneiwski to a professional tryout contract with an invite to training camp.
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Yzerman expects to get Nikita Kucherov signed

July 27, 2016 - 12:35
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman's offseason couldn't have gone much better so far, especially with the re-signing of captain Steven Stamkos and locking up cornerstone defenseman Victor Hedman long-term.
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Lightning re-signs Yanni Gourde to one-year deal

July 25, 2016 - 12:34
The Lightning re-signed forward Yanni Gourde to a one-year, two-way deal Monday. 
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Brad Richards on career: 'I'll cherish all of it'

July 21, 2016 - 09:14
Brad Richards briefly pauses a phone interview Thursday so he can get his hands free.
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Nikita Nesterov added to Team Russia for World Cup

July 18, 2016 - 15:46
Lightning defenseman Nikita Nesterov has been added to Team Russia for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. 
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Lightning and Alex Killorn agree to seven-year deal

July 17, 2016 - 11:33
The Lightning has locked up another core player long-term, agreeing with wing Alex Killorn on a seven-year deal which brings a $4.45 million annual average.
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F Cory Conacher returns on 1-year, 1-way deal

July 13, 2016 - 16:53
                   
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Lightning add depth, sign F Mike Halmo to 1-year, 2-way contract

July 9, 2016 - 12:08
                   
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Alex Killorn, Vladislav Namestnikov file for arbitration

July 5, 2016 - 16:43

Lightning centers Alex Killorn and Vladislav Namestnikov filed for arbitration by Tuesday’s 5 p.m. deadline.

Both players were offered qualifying offers.

If they do not reach agreements on contracts for the upcoming season they will go to arbitration.

Hearings are scheduled for July 20-Aug. 4.

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Highlights from Lightning prospect 3-on-3 tournament

July 2, 2016 - 14:11
Lightning prospect Jonne Tammela said he really gained confidence near the end of last season, when he got a brief stint at AHL Syracuse.
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Lightning sign Andrei Vasilevskiy to three-year extension

July 1, 2016 - 13:28
The Lightning will soon have to make a decision in net, with goalie Ben Bishop entering the final year of his deal and only one goalie allowed to be protected in next year's expansion draft.
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Lightning lock up Victor Hedman for eight years

July 1, 2016 - 12:51
After watching captain Steven Stamkos' negotiations go down to the wire, the Lightning wasted no time Friday in locking up another franchise foundation.
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