Ritola Diagnosed With Meniere's Disease

Damian Crisdotero is reporting forward prospect Mattias Ritola has been diagnosed with Meniere's Disease, an inner ear disorder that periodically leads to a painful ringing and distorts a player's balance. The Lightning and their doctors are monitoring the situation, which can be treated with medication, and it is believed the condition will go away with time. Long time Lightning prospect watchers will recall that former Lightning draft pick Zac Bierk had his development slowed by the same Meniere's Disease condition.