Lightning Strikes (Cristodero)
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The Lightning on Sunday placed forwards Mike Angelidis and Dana Tyrell, and defenseman Matt Taormina on waivers, cutting the roster to 33. With defensemen Mattias Ohlund, Brian Lee and Dylan Blujus injured, that leaves 30 players.
Please note that the time for Damian Cristodero's chat on Tuesday, Oct. 1, has been changed to 2 p.m.
After playing center for the first 12 days of training camp, Jonathan Drouin, the No. 3 overall pick of the June draft, returned to his natural spot at left wing during a situational scrimmage at Germain Arena in Estero. That he was on a line with C Steven Stamkos and Marty St. Louis made it special.
The Lightning has 36 players still in camp. Here is the list: Goaltenders: Ben Bishop, Kristers Gudlevskis, Anders Lindback The Lightning has 36 players still in camp. Here is the list:
The Lightning on Saturday cut 18 players from training camp, leaving the roster at 40. Cut were (with assignment): Brady Brassart (Syracuse, AHL)
So much has been made of what the Lightning's prospects have been doing during training camp -- Brett Connolly, for example, entered Saturday tied for the league lead with three goals -- the veterans have flown a bit under the radar. Not so with Valtteri Filppula.
Teddy Purcell out of lineup vs. Blues with an upper-body injury; Brett Connolly to play in his place
The Lightning tonight in St. Louis against the Blues will be without right wing Teddy Purcell, who has an upper-body injury, the team said.
AHL Syracuse captain Mike Angelidis knew he likely would have to leave Lightning training camp to be with wife, Lenna, when she delivered their first child. Well, that call finally came.
Lightning prospect Adam Erne was suspended by the league for three preseason games for his head shot Wednesday on Blues forward Vladimir Sobotka.
Here is the lineup for the Lightning's preseason opener Wednesday against the Blues in Orlando: Goaltenders -- Cedrick Desjardins, Kristers Gudlevskis Here is the lineup for the Lightning's preseason opener Wednesday against the Blues in Orlando:
Here is the announcement from the team: The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Joel Vermin to a three-year, entry level contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Vermin was selected by the Lightning in the seventh round, 186th overall, at the 2013 NHL Draft in New Jersey this past summer.
Who knows what goes in to creating chemistry between players. Whatever it is, Brett Connolly and Jonathan Drouin seem to believe they have some.
The Lightning held its first scrimmage of training camp, a 40-minute, two-half affair with a running clock that ended with a 2-1 victory for the White over the Blue.
The Lightning will name it's new captain Oct. 1 during an invitation-only event that had been previously scheduled at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. Prime candidates are believed to be right wing Marty St. Louis and center Steven Stamkos.
Under general manager Steve Yzerman, the Lightning has faced its share of bumps. It is on its second coach, has had several goaltending issues and last season fell to 28th in the 30-team league. Yzerman also has said the team might take a step back this season because of the expected turnover on the roster as Tampa Bay transitions to a younger …
The Lightning will open to the public training camp practices Monday and Tuesday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Previously, those practices were to be closed. Fans should enter Gate B at 11:30 a.m. The practices are free and open to the public and will include situational Blue vs. White scrimmages each day.
Watch scenes from the opening day of Lightning training camp today at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in this video report.
Sun Sports announced Tuesday it will carry 77 Lightning games this season. With NBC Sports Network picking up three others and local Ch. 44 picking up two, all 82 games will be televised in the Tampa Bay area.
Joe Smith on Sunday witnessed the 18-17 debacle that was the Bucs' season opener in East Rutherford, N.J. Thursday, he'll be covering the Rays-Red Sox game at Tropicana Field. Soon, he'll be helping out with our Lightning coverage as well. So, if you have a question about any -- or all -- of those teams, you'll want to join us Thursday, …
One of the more intriguing questions during Lightning training camp will be who will be the new team captain. Speculation, naturally, surrounds stars, linemates and friends Marty St. Louis and Steven Stamkos.