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Steven Stamkos in Lightning lineup for Game 7

May 26, 2016 - 17:26
Steven Stamkos is back. The Lightning captain made his much-anticipted return for Thursday's Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final. He hadn't played since Mar. 31, working his way back from April 4 surgery to repair a blood clot in his right collarbone area, a condition called Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.
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Lightning watch party moved per NHL policy

May 26, 2016 - 13:07
The Lightning's watch party for tonight's Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final has been moved from Thunder Alley to Channelside, the team saying it is to accommodate more fans. 
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No Steven Stamkos, Ben Bishop for Game 7

May 26, 2016 - 11:51
With the Lightning's season on the line in tonight's Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final, it needs all the help it can get.
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Bishop unlikely to play in Game 7, Stamkos status unchanged

May 25, 2016 - 13:42
With the Lightning's season on the line in Thursday's Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final, the natural inclination is to wonder if two of the team's biggest stars, captain Steven Stamkos and goalie Ben Bishop, might return for it.
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Matt Murray to start for Penguins, Vasilevskiy for Lightning

May 24, 2016 - 11:29
With the Penguins season on the line, they are making another switch in net, rookie Matt Murray to start tonight in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final.
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Penguins' Malkin guarantees victory in Game 6

May 23, 2016 - 13:59
The Lightning is going to have to go back to Pittsburgh.
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Fleury in for Penguins, still no Bishop or Stamkos

May 22, 2016 - 12:29
The Penguins have made a switch in goal, turning to veteran and Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Marc Andre Fleury for Game 5 tonight against the Lightning.
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Lightning without Ben Bishop and Steven Stamkos for Game 4

May 20, 2016 - 11:00
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop continued to make progress in his recovery from a left leg injury, participating in his second straight team skate.
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Steven Stamkos says a 'real possibility' he doesn't play

May 19, 2016 - 13:18
After two days without skating, Lightning captain Steven Stamkos was back on the ice for Thursday's practice.
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop 'doubtful' for Game 4 (w video)

May 19, 2016 - 13:02
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop is getting closer to a potential return, participating in Thursday's practice at Amalie Arena. "A step in the right direction," he said. Lightning goalie Ben Bishop is getting closer to a potential return, participating in Thursday's practice at Amalie Arena.
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Podcast: Talking Lightning-Penguins + return of Bishop/Stamkos

May 18, 2016 - 13:37
The Lightning got a split the first two games in Pittsburgh in the Eastern Conference Final. But can it advance past the Penguins?
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Ben Bishop on ice before skate, getting closer

May 18, 2016 - 10:32
Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop took another step closer to a return, working out on the ice in full gear before Wednesday's morning skate.
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Today! Live Lightning chat with Joe Smith, 1 p.m.

May 18, 2016 - 07:14
Want to know the latest on the status of Ben Bishop and Steven Stamkos? How Ryan Callahan is feeling? How Anton Stralman looked in his return to the lineup? If the Lightning is on your mind, then you've come to the right place.
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Jon Cooper 'optimistic' Ben Bishop plays in series

May 17, 2016 - 14:23
While it's uncertain when Lightning goalie Ben Bishop will return, coach Jon Cooper is "optimistic" it'll be during this Eastern Conference Final.
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Anton Stralman nearing return, Stamkos' status hasn't changed

May 15, 2016 - 14:57
Watching Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman skate at Sunday's practice, you'd never tell he fractured his leg seven weeks ago.
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Ben Bishop not ruled out for Game 2 after 'scary situation' (w/video)

May 15, 2016 - 14:20
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop walked to the podium Sunday afternoon with no noticeable limp, no brace. Coach Jon Cooper said the Vezina Trophy finalist isn't ruled out for Monday's Game 2 against the Penguins. Lightning goalie Ben Bishop walked to the podium Sunday afternoon with no noticeable limp, no brace.
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Ben Bishop considered 'day-to-day' with lower body injury

May 14, 2016 - 12:58
The Lightning got some extremely encouraging news Saturday, with goalie Ben Bishop considered just "day-to-day" with a lower body injury, GM Steve Yzerman told the Tampa Bay Times.
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No hearing for Ryan Callahan on Kris Letang hit

May 14, 2016 - 09:15
The Lightning dodged a bullet Saturday, with wing Ryan Callahan not receiving any supplemental discipline from the league for his boarding penalty on Kris Letang in Friday's Game 1.
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X-rays on Ben Bishop negative: 'We're hoping for the best'

May 13, 2016 - 20:28
The Lightning got some encouraging news on Ben Bishop, with coach Jon Cooper saying all x-rays on the All-Star goalie were negative.
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