Lightning Strikes (Cristodero)
Updated: 9 hours ago
Center Tyler Johnson has been told he's too small, or not good enough. He went undrafted, and was even cut by a USHL team. Center Tyler Johnson has been told he's too small, or not good enough.
It certainly looked encouraging to see All Star center Tyler Johnson back at Thursday's morning skate, joining his "Triplets" linemates during drills.
The Lightning locked up one of its top college prospects Wednesday, signing Quinnipiac University center Matt Peca to a two-year, two-way deal.
Slater Koekkoek had just finished watching the Lightning-Canadiens game Monday night, and noticed D Victor Hedman was out with an injury.
The Lightning blueline was delivered another big blow Monday as veteran defenseman Jason Garrison will be out 3-4 weeks with an upper-body injury, coach Jon Cooper said this morning.
With injuries to two key regulars - center Cedric Paquette (lower body) and defenseman Jason Garrison (upper body), the Lightning are recalling forward Jonathan Marchessault and defenseman Luke Witkowski from AHL Syracuse.
Lightning center Cedric Paquette will return to the lineup tonight, having missed six games with an upper body injury. "I'm ready to go," Paquette said. "Today is the day." Lightning center Cedric Paquette will return to the lineup tonight, having missed six games with an upper body injury.
It looks like C Cedric Paquette won't be returning on this homestand.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop was named the NHL's Third Star of the Week.
After feeling good in the morning skate, Lightning wing Ondrej Palat declared himself ready to return tonight against the Red Wings. "100-percent," he said.
Lightning wing Ondrej Palat appears ahead of schedule in his recovery from a lower-body injury, participating fully in Thursday's practice in a regular-colored jersey.
Lightning wing Nikita Kucherov will not face supplemental discipline from the NHL for his hit on Winnipeg's Tobias Enstrom in Saturday's game. There wasn't even a hearing scheduled.
The Lightning's 1-0 win over the Canadiens Tuesday might have turned into one of it's biggest losses.
The Lightning is coming off a big win, a 1-0 overtime victory over the first-place Canadiens in Montreal Tuesday. But it was a costly one.
Lightning veteran defenseman Matt Carle continued to ramp up his rehab from January abdominal surgery, participating in battle drills after Tuesday's practice at the Bell Centre.
When Lightning GM Steve Yzerman addressed the media Monday following his acquisition of veteran D Braydon Coburn, one of the first things he mentioned was how pleased he's been with the development of D Andrej Sustr.
Lightning rookie Vladislav Namestnikov certainly didn't look like someone close to getting sent back to AHL Syracuse, practicing with the third line Friday afternoon.
Lightning rookie center Vladislav Namestnikov wasn't expecting Wednesday's call-up, brought in on an emergency basis to fill in for injured J.T. Brown.