Player News - Lightning

Date: Team: Pos:

Michael Bournival has been sent back to the minors.

He skated in three games with the Lightning last week after he was brought up from AHL Syracuse on Nov. 30.
Dec 6 - 11:38 AM

Luke Witkowski has been returned to AHL Syracuse.

He has suited up in six games with the Lightning this season.
Dec 6 - 11:35 AM

Ben Bishop was out-dueled by Cam Ward in a tense, 1-0 showdown on Sunday between Tampa Bay and Carolina.

Bishop made 29 saves before the Hurricanes finally beat him in overtime. Bishop falls to 8-9-1 with a 2.74 goals against average and .910 save percentage.
Dec 5 - 12:05 AM

Tyler Johnson and the Lightning were shut out by Carolina in a 1-0 overtime thriller on Sunday.

Johnson had a six-game point streak going last month, but now has just one point in his last five games. The 26-year-old has 15 points in 27 games this season.
Dec 5 - 12:01 AM

Jason Garisson and Nikita Nesterov will be scratched from Sunday's match against Carolina.

Garisson will miss his second straight with a lower body injury. Nesterov continues to be in and out of the lineup, meanwhile. Neither boast much fantasy value, unfortunately.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 4 - 5:06 PM

The Lightning have chosen to go with Ben Bishop against Carolina on Sunday.

Don't look now but Bishop is starting to round into shape. Over his last 11 games he may be 5-6 but he boasts a .922 save percentage and just 25 goals against over that span.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 4 - 5:02 PM

Jonathan Drouin will not play in Sunday's match with Carolina due to an undisclosed injury.

Tough break both all involved. The 21-year-old winger has three goals and 10 points in 19 games. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Dec 4 - 4:47 PM

Ben Bishop faced 35 shots and stopped all but one of them as the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Washington Capitals 2-1 Saturday night.

Bishop needed an outing like this. He has been on a freefall in recent events with a four-game losing streak that witnessed a save percentage of no more than .900. His season mark plummeted to .902, which probably meant he was not on very many radar screens. Blocking 34 of 35 shots Saturday night gave him a .971, however, and will undoubtedly raise his salary cap in coming contests.
Dec 3 - 11:44 PM

Brian Boyle scored in the fourth round of a shootout as the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Washington Capitals 2-1 Saturday night.

The pressure was on Boyle as the Lightning were back on their heels with a four-game losing streak. During this stretch, the Bolts scored only one goal in two of their contests, but the other two losses came with three goals against the Columbus Blue Jackets on November 25th and the St Louis Blues on Thursday. Nikita Kucherov scored the lone goal for Tampa Bay in regulation.
Dec 3 - 10:11 PM

Nikita Nesterov will be scratched against the Capitals on Saturday.

Through 20 games this season the young defender has posted four points with 14 PIMs and 29 blocks. He's seeing a career high 17:08 of average ice time so far this season.
Source: Corey Long
Dec 3 - 5:42 PM

It'll be Ben Bishop in Tampa's net on Saturday against the Capitals.

Bishop has been mired in a four-game slide, allowing 13 goals in that span. Albeit it the latest was in a relief effort. All that said, he's been vastly better against Eastern foes. In 12 starts he's 7-5 with a 2.94 GAA with a .911 save percentage.
Dec 3 - 4:06 PM

Jason Garrison (lower body injury) will be scratched against the Capitals on Saturday.

Coach Jon Cooper doesn't think the veteran defender will be out long, so he's considered day-to-day for now. Garrison has three points with 27 hits and 39 blocks in 25 games.
Dec 3 - 3:20 PM

Jason Garrison suffered a lower-body injury in Thursday's game against St. Louis.

He was hurt after blocking a shot. Garrison's status is unknown at this point. We'll consider him day-to-day right now.
Dec 3 - 11:41 AM

Lightning GM Steve Yzerman isn't pleased about the way his team's playing right now.

Expectations were high for the Lightning coming into the season, but they've struggled with consistency. "I can't say, if I look at it all together, that I'm really pleased with where we're at at this point," Yzerman said. "The intensity, the urgency in our play hasn't been there." Yzerman is open to making moves, but admitted that he likes the way his team is built right now. The Lightning might not look great on the ice right now, but they should be able to figure things out soon.
Dec 3 - 11:38 AM

Michael Bournival got to play in his first NHL game Thursday night since Feb. 28, 2015.

He skated in just 20 games with St. John's last season and missed most of the year because of a concussion. "I'm very proud of what I did to get back in the NHL," Bournival said. "Now I've got an opportunity to prove myself."
Dec 2 - 9:09 AM


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