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Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman admits he's a bit "apprehensive" about playing in Tuesday's Red Wings-Maple Leafs Alumni game, having not put on skates since the summer.
Veteran forward Ryan Malone participated in a full-team skate the past two days, taking a significant step in returning from a non-displaced ankle fracture.
Just when the Lightning was making progress whittling down its injury list -- it was down to four -- defenseman Eric Brewer sustained an upper-body injury (believe to be an arm injury) in Saturday's 3-2 overtime victory over the Hurricanes.
For Tom Pyatt, tonight's game against the Hurricanes, the Lightning's 35th game of the season, will feel like his first.
A lucky young hockey fan got his Christmas wish during Thursday night's Lightning-Predators game, thanks to the generosity of a thoughtful benefactor.
Former Lightning defenseman Pavel Kubina officially announced his retirement on Friday.
Lightning coach Jon Cooper hinted that defenseman Victor Hedman would be ready for tonight's game with the Predators. He made it official at the morning skate, and it was clear he was thrilled to have the 6-foot-6 Swede back in the lineup.
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: