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Lightning re-signs Nikita Nesterov

September 26, 2016 - 16:05
The Lightning re-signed defenseman Nikita Nesterov Monday, leaving it with just one (but important) restricted free agent left: Nikita Kucherov.
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Lightning to honor Vinny Lecavalier Oct. 18 vs. Panthers

September 25, 2016 - 09:49
Former Lightning Vinny Lecavalier was a surprised guest at Sunday's Fan Fest, getting a standing ovation from the crowd of season ticket holders as he was introduced.
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Lightning pushes pace early in camp

September 24, 2016 - 15:37
Lightning center Brian Boyle's practice ended a little early Saturday after the heel of defenseman Braydon Coburn's stick blade caught him in the nose during a 1-on-1 drill.
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Tyler Johnson wishes he could have played for USA

September 23, 2016 - 12:55
Lightning center Tyler Johnson didn't take to Twitter - like the Penguins Phil Kessel famously did - to express his disappointment in Team USA's performance in the World Cup.
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Unique Lightning camp provides opportunity

September 22, 2016 - 13:39
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman admitted it was a bit strange Thursday morning when training camp opened without 12 regulars, who were at the World Cup.
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Yzerman on Kucherov: 'We want him here'

September 22, 2016 - 13:17
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said he's in "constant communication" with Nikita Kucherov's representatives, and is hoping to get the touted wing signed "as soon as possible."
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Contract or not, Kucherov enjoys World Cup

September 21, 2016 - 15:01
Wing Nikita Kucherov isn't interested in talking about his contract, or lack thereof.
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Jonathan Drouin: 'It's up to me to be better'

September 20, 2016 - 14:40
Lightning wing Jonathan Drouin was one of the last to leave the ice after Wednesday's brief practice by Team North America.
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Backup or not, Ben Bishop benefits from World Cup

September 19, 2016 - 19:12
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop has played just two exhibition periods for Team USA in the World Cup of Hockey, and will likely remain the backup Thursday as the Americans face elimination against host and favorite Canada.
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Stamkos: Johnson would 'excel' on World Cup stage

September 19, 2016 - 14:19
The Lightning have an NHL-high 12 players in this World Cup of Hockey in Toronto, not to mention head coach Jon Cooper.
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Ryan Callahan launches foundation for pediatric cancer

September 16, 2016 - 14:17
After wing Ryan Callahan signed a six-year, $34.8 million deal with the Lightning in June 2014, he wanted to try to find a way to give back to a Tampa Bay community that has felt like home for the Rochester, N.Y, native.
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Lightning releases camp roster and schedule

September 15, 2016 - 10:00
The Lightning's training camp will have a much different feel, with 12 players (and coach Jon Cooper) away in Toronto for the World Cup of Hockey.
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James Wisniewski ready to 'earn' spot with Lightning

September 14, 2016 - 12:45
(Continuing blog series on "Questions for Lightning Camp") This was a strange, and long, summer for James Wisniewski. (Continuing blog series on "Questions for Lightning Camp")
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Tyler Johnson reports 'stronger than I've ever been'

September 13, 2016 - 14:58
Tyler Johnson had alluded to the fact that his right wrist - broken during the 2015 Stanley Cup Final - bothered him at the beginning of last season. On Tuesday, we found out just how much.
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Yzerman: Lightning could keep both goalies all season

September 8, 2016 - 11:01
With an expansion draft looming, the prevailing assumption is that the Lightning will have to move either goalie Ben Bishop or backup Andrei Vasilevskiy by February's trade deadline. Not so fast.
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Lightning's J.T. Brown speaks out on life 'as a black athlete in the NHL'

September 8, 2016 - 08:47
Lightning wing J.T. Brown wants to make one thing clear.
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Tortorella says he'll bench any player who sits through anthem

September 7, 2016 - 16:28
U.S. hockey and former Lightning head coach John Tortorella said he'd bench any player who stays seated during the national anthem.
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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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