Updated: 20 hours 31 min ago
Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy will make his season debut tonight for AHL Syracuse in Toronto to begin his conditioning assignment.
It takes a lot for Lightning veteran center Brian Boyle to miss a game.
After a tedious two months of slow rehab, Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy was pumped Monday to participate in his first practice since early September surgery to remove a blood clot. "So excited," he said. "I feel great."
After getting robbed on yet another scoring chance, this time a partial breakaway late in Friday's second period, Lightning center Tyler Johnson's frustration boiled over, smacking his stick against the back boards.
Goalie Kristers Gudlevskis was naturally excited he'll start tonight against the Blackhawks, his first NHL start in nearly 19 months.
The Lightning has placed Kevin Poulin on waivers, the backup goaltender having not played in one game for Tampa Bay.
Lightning goalie prospect Kristers Gudlevskis is expected to be recalled from AHL Syracuse, and could start Saturday against the Blackhawks in Chicago.
Lightning video coach Nigel Kirwan has been good friends with John Tortorella for a long time.
Veteran center Brian Boyle did not participate in today's morning skate and is a "game-time decision" tonight, coach Jon Cooper said.
It sounds like there's a chance goalie Ben Bishop plays in both games of a back-to-back this weekend in Winnipeg and Chicago.
The Lightning will head to Chicago Saturday for a much-anticipated Stanley Cup Final rematch with the Blackhawks.
Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy got some good news at Tuesday's doctor appointment, that he can come off blood thinners, meaning he can return to practice early next week.
Former Lightning coach John Tortorella will get another chance behind an NHL bench.