Updated: 10 hours 53 min ago
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.
While the Lightning has found ways to win early this season, it has not played its best hockey.
Defenseman Victor Hedman returned to practice Monday and felt good, with all indications pointing towards him returning to the lineup Tuesday in Nashville.