Looking to get bigger and stronger on the blue line, the Lightning on Wednesday signed defenseman Jean-Philippe Cote to a two-year, two-way contract. He is expected to join the team immediately.
Good news for the Lightning as injured defenseman Victor Hedman might be ready to play Thursday at home against the Predators.
Lightning star Steven Stamkos skated with his teammates for the first time on Saturday before the morning skate at the Prudential Center. Stamkos did some stick-handling drills and passed pucks with captain Marty St. Louis and defenseman Victor Hedman.
Lightning star center Steven Stamkos today in New Jersey skated for the first time since breaking his right leg Nov. 11 in Boston.
On Wednesday, Lightning rookie Richard Panik said he explained to league disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan what happened on Tuesday night when he knocked Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner into the side boards at the Verizon Center. And he hoped for the best.
Lightning rookie right wing Richard Panik was suspended two games by the league for his from-behind hit Tuesday on Capitals defensmean Karl Alzner.
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman has said he has skated perhaps two or three times since his retirement from the Red Wings. But Detroit announced Tuesday that Yzerman will play for the Wings in the Alumni Showdown against the Maple Leafs on Dec. 31 at Comerica Park.
At some point tonight in the Lightning's game with the Capitals, Tampa Bay defenseman Mark Barberio might find himself on the ice trying to defend against Washington star Alex Ovechkin.
Adam Erne sent a text message of apology to Jonathan Drouin for the from-behind hit on Friday that caused Drouin, a fellow Lightning prospect, to sustain a concussion, the French language newspaper La Presse reported.
Whether they had seen the hit Lightning prospect Adam Erne put on fellow prospect Jonathan Drouin in a Friday night game -- Drouin might have sustained a concussion from the from-behind hit -- Tampa Bay players say there is no responsibility to hold up on any hit against any opponent (even if they are in the same organization).
The Lightning's organizational goaltending depth underwent a significant shakeup this week with the promotion of Kristers Gudlevskis to AHL Syracuse. The 124th overall pick of last summer's draft, had been playing for ECHL Florida.
Is Lightning star Steven Stamkos targeting a Feb. 6 return from the broken right tibia he sustained Nov. 11 at Boston? That was the report this week from Darren Dreger of Canada's TSN.
Lightning coach Jon Cooper hinted Tuesday morning that left wing Ryan Malone might be out a while, but gave no specifics. It was up to general manager Steve Yzerman to deliver the bad news:
Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop left the ice prematurely during the morning skate after being hit in the hand with a shot. Coach Jon Cooper said he believed Bishop is okay, and Bishop on his way out of the building said he same.
Assuming a recovery window of three to six months for Lightning star center Steven Stamkos, general manager Steve Yzerman said that "barring any unforseen setbacks, I think it's reasonable to say he could be on the earlier side of that."
While Brad Richards hasn't been Lightning teammates with Marty St. Louis for five years, the two former linemates remain close friends.
Vinny Lecavalier was in Sunrise on Monday with the Flyers for their game against the Panthers. But the topic of conversation after the morning skate was about returning to Tampa for Wednesday's game with the Lightning, his first game in Tampa since the Lightning bought him out of the final seven years of his contract.
The biggest news today was Lightning star center Steven Stamkos walking around without crutches or a boot, just two weeks removed from breaking his leg.
With defenseman Radko Gudas (upper body) and left wing Ryan Malone (foot) questionable for Monday's game with the Rangers, the Lightning on Sunday recalled wing Nikita Kucherov and defenseman Dmitry Korobov from AHL Syracuse.
ANAHEIM, Calif. – It was an hour after Friday night’s game at the Honda Center that Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop finally emerged from the trainers’ room.