Jonathan Marchessault enjoyed his experience with the Lightning. Even as he was a healthy scratch during last year's playoffs, the 5-foot-9 forward insisted he'd love to stay. Jonathan Marchessault enjoyed his experience with the Lightning.
Wing Nikita Kucherov may have played for Russia in the World Cup without a contract.
It's fitting former Lightning wing Jonathan Marchessault returns to Amalie Arena tonight with the Panthers for an exhibition game.
Veteran defenseman James Wisniewski was admittedly anxious heading into Tuesday's exhibition opener.
There was a familiar sight Tuesday, with Ben Bishop and Andrei Vasilevskiy sharing the net in goaltending drills before the team's morning skate.
The Lightning will have several regulars in the lineup tonight for its exhibition opener against the Hurricanes at Amalie Arena, including Tyler Johnson and Alex Killorn.
The Lightning re-signed defenseman Nikita Nesterov Monday, leaving it with just one (but important) restricted free agent left: Nikita Kucherov.
Former Lightning Vinny Lecavalier was a surprised guest at Sunday's Fan Fest, getting a standing ovation from the crowd of season ticket holders as he was introduced.
Lightning center Brian Boyle's practice ended a little early Saturday after the heel of defenseman Braydon Coburn's stick blade caught him in the nose during a 1-on-1 drill.
Lightning center Tyler Johnson didn't take to Twitter - like the Penguins Phil Kessel famously did - to express his disappointment in Team USA's performance in the World Cup.
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman admitted it was a bit strange Thursday morning when training camp opened without 12 regulars, who were at the World Cup.
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said he's in "constant communication" with Nikita Kucherov's representatives, and is hoping to get the touted wing signed "as soon as possible."
Wing Nikita Kucherov isn't interested in talking about his contract, or lack thereof.
Lightning wing Jonathan Drouin was one of the last to leave the ice after Wednesday's brief practice by Team North America.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop has played just two exhibition periods for Team USA in the World Cup of Hockey, and will likely remain the backup Thursday as the Americans face elimination against host and favorite Canada.
The Lightning have an NHL-high 12 players in this World Cup of Hockey in Toronto, not to mention head coach Jon Cooper.
After wing Ryan Callahan signed a six-year, $34.8 million deal with the Lightning in June 2014, he wanted to try to find a way to give back to a Tampa Bay community that has felt like home for the Rochester, N.Y, native.
The Lightning's training camp will have a much different feel, with 12 players (and coach Jon Cooper) away in Toronto for the World Cup of Hockey.
(Continuing blog series on "Questions for Lightning Camp") This was a strange, and long, summer for James Wisniewski. (Continuing blog series on "Questions for Lightning Camp")
Tyler Johnson had alluded to the fact that his right wrist - broken during the 2015 Stanley Cup Final - bothered him at the beginning of last season. On Tuesday, we found out just how much.