Lightning Strikes (Cristodero)
Updated: 17 hours 8 min ago
Veteran defenseman Eric Brewer spent most of the past two weeks watching from the press box, a healthy scratch in four of the last five games.
Defenseman Victor Hedman is almost ready to return to the Lightning lineup.
When the NHL schedule came out, Marty St. Louis said he looked right away for when the Rangers would be coming to Tampa to face the Lightning. "I circled it," he said.
For the first 18 games, defenseman Mark Barberio was mostly a spectator, a healthy scratch in all but three.
After the Syracuse Crunch became part of the first-ever outdoor game in the history of the American Hockey League in 2010, Crunch owner Howard Dolgon asked the question. "What can do we do next," he said.
Lightning rookie center Vladislav Namestnikov may not be a household name yet, but his name earned him a mention on the "Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon Tuesday night.
Lightning defensemana Victor Hedman took the next step in his recovery from a fractured finger on Thursday, participating in the team's morning skate for the first time.
The Lightning got some encouraging news on the injury front Wednesday as center Cedric Paquette is considered just day-to-day with a lower body injury.
When veteran goalie Evgeni Nabokov signed with the Lightning this offseason, he told coach Jon Cooper, "I don't want you to feel obligated to play me against my former teams."
There's no secret one of the main storylines for tonight's game, with the Madison Square Garden marquee having a photo of Marty St. Louis with the title, "Talk of the Town."
When Mike Modano gets inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday, he will have one extra-proud friend in the Lightning locker room.
Being a rookie in the NHL can be a roller-coaster.
Wing Ondrej Palat took part in Saturday's optional morning skate, saying while he got "banged-up" Thursday against San Jose, he expects to play tonight against the Islanders at Amalie Arena. "I'm ready to go," he said.
The Lightning is getting healthy, with coach Jon Cooper saying Tyler Johnson (upper body) and Alex Killorn (upper body) are both "probable" for tonight's game against the Sharks.
The Lightning got some encouraging news on the injury front Wednesday, as center Tyler Johnson is considered day-to-day, general manager Steve Yzerman said.
It's been a whirlwind few months for former Lightning star center Brad Richards.