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Stamkos advances to light contact in practice

January 25, 2014 - 11:49
Lightning star Steven Stamkos shed his red jersey in favor of a yellow one for Saturday's morning skate, signaling he's been cleared for light contact.
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Richard Panik reassigned to AHL Syracuse

January 24, 2014 - 15:20
The Lightning have reassigned right wing Richard Panik to AHL Syracuse.
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How fans can avoid Gasparilla traffic, secure parking for Saturday's game

January 24, 2014 - 15:04
With Gasparilla crowds expecting to flood downtown Tampa Saturday, the Lightning are offering fans a chance to pre-purchase parking today to guarantee a spot.
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Stamkos could begin light contact in Saturday's skate

January 24, 2014 - 14:39
Lightning star center Steven Stamkos says he hopes to begin practicing with light contact in Saturday's skate, the next step in his rehab from a broken right tibia.
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Stamkos takes first spill, but "big step" in recovery

January 23, 2014 - 14:45
When Lightning star center Steven Stamkos slipped and fell to the ice during Thursday's morning skate, he didn't hold his breath, or his surgically-repaired right leg.
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Jimmy Howard's injury stirs Olympics talk around Ben Bishop

January 21, 2014 - 14:35
News that Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard re-injured his left knee Monday against the Blues -- the same knee that sidelined him for nearly three weeks earlier in the season -- and will be out at least a week stirred up speculation Lightning goalie Ben Bishop could be in line for an Olympic call-up if Howard is out any length of time.
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Marty St. Louis is the NHL's first star of the week

January 20, 2014 - 12:07
Lightning right wing Marty St. Louis was named the NHL's first star for the week ending Sunday. In five games, St. Louis had five goals -- including Saturday's four-goal game against the Sharks -- and eight points.
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Crosby hopes Stamkos can play in Olympics

January 20, 2014 - 11:32
While Lightning star center Steven Stamkos is making a speedy recovery from a broken right tibia, it's still uncertain whether he'll be able to play for Team Canada in next month's Olympics.
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Video: Marty St. Louis talks about his franchise record-tying 4-goal game

January 18, 2014 - 18:12

Lightning right wing Marty St. Louis scored four goals in Tampa Bay's 5-4 loss to the Sharks Saturday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The feat tied the franchsie record set by Chris Knotos on Oct. 7, 1992, against the Blackhawks, in the organization's first-ever game, meaning the record was Kontos' alone for 1,620 games.

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Stamkos participates in Lightning's morning skate

January 16, 2014 - 15:01
Steven Stamkos' rehab passed another milestone Thursday, when the Lightning's star center - out since Nov. 11 because of a broken right tibia - participated in the morning skate prior to the game with the Islanders at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

"It was great," Stamkos said. "This is the first time I've been out there for a full …
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Lightning deficiencies addressed 'with emotion,' Cooper says

January 14, 2014 - 13:50
The Lightning, playing the second of back-to-back games tonight against the Rangers in New York, did not have a morning skate, but did have a bit longer-than-usual team meeting.
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Injured G Bishop expected to play Tuesday vs. Rangers

January 13, 2014 - 13:45
All things being equal, Ben Bishop got off relatively easy with his injured right wrist. With only a sprain, the Lightning goalie missed only three games and tonight against the Blue Jackets will be on the bench as backup to Anders Lindback.
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Rafalski signing with ECHL Florida interesting, if nothing else

January 9, 2014 - 21:03
Interesting development on Thursday as ECHL Florida signed 40-year-old defenseman Brian Rafalski.
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Stamkos named to Canada's Olympic team, St. Louis left off

January 7, 2014 - 10:52
WINNIPEG - Lightning coach Jon Cooper said he is not going to worry about how Marty St. Louis will handle being left off Canada's Olympic team.

"It's wasted energy," Cooper said. "Knowing Marty, this is probably going to motivate the snot out of him."

On a day the Tampa Bay organization should have been celebrating the …
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Sami Salo returns to the lineup tonight against the Oilers

January 5, 2014 - 14:42
After missing four games with an upper-body injury sustained Dec. 23 against the Panthers, Lightning defenseman Sami Salo returns to the lineup tonight against the Oilers.
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Years later, Marty St. Louis and the Flames are still connected

January 3, 2014 - 15:13
It is inevitable. Every time the Lightning goes to Calgary -- Tampa Bay faces the Flames tonight -- the questions for Marty St. Louis are about the organization that let him get away.
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Injured Stamkos takes 'baby step' by skating in red jersey

January 2, 2014 - 17:20
Injured Lightning star Steven Stamkos took another step in his rehab on Jan. 2 by skating in a red no-contact jersey on his own and in a few drills at the end and after Tampa Bay's practice in Calgary. Stamkos, who also was in full gear for the first time, said it was a"baby step" in his rehab from a broken right tibia sustained Nov. 11 in …
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