Player News - Lightning

Date: Team: Pos:

Stefan Fournier was traded over to Tampa Bay for Jeremy Morin on Saturday.

Fournier was playing for AHL Tuscon and will report to AHL Syracuse. Through 29 games this season he has posted four points. The 24-year-old has yet to make his NHL debut.
Feb 25 - 7:23 PM

Jonathan Drouin has recovered from the flu bug he caught, and will return to the lineup following the bye-week on Monday against Ottawa.

This after practicing in full with the team on Saturday, which is a great sign. He has 17 goals and 36 points along with 36 hits in 51 games this season.
Feb 25 - 1:09 PM

Cory Conacher has been sent to AHL Syracuse.

Conacher has 12 goals and 44 points in 42 AHL games. He also has a goal and an assist in eight contests in 2016-17.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 24 - 11:49 AM

Anton Stralman suited up in his 600th NHL game on Thursday night.

He has produced two goals and 15 points in 51 games this season and currently has 200 career points.
Feb 24 - 9:53 AM

Vladislav Namestnikov scored his ninth goal of the year in a 3-2 loss to Calgary on Thursday.

He gave the Lightning a 1-0 lead going into the second period, but then the Flames scored three straight goals. Namestnikov has scored a goal in three straight games.
Feb 24 - 9:46 AM

Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed three goals on 25 shots in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Calgary Flames.

The Lightning went into the second period with a 1-0 lead, but they quickly watched it evaporate as Calgary scored two goals in 1:21. The Bolts have given Vasilevskiy plenty of opportunity to run away with the starting job this season and he simply hasn't done enough to earn it. He might end up getting it by default if GM Steve Yzerman deals Ben Bishop away before next week's trade deadline. Vasilevskiy has an 11-13-5 record with a 2.81 goals-against-average and a .909 save percentage. Those are underwhelming numbers for a guy who is supposed to be one of the best up-and-coming goalies in the league.
Feb 23 - 11:23 PM

Nikita Kucherov found the back of the net in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Calgary Flames.

Kucherov's power play goal cut Calgary's lead to 3-2 with under two minutes remaining in the third period, but that's as close as the Lightning would come to tying the game. The Russian forward has now recorded five points in his last games and he has 23 goals and 54 points in 53 games this season. Vladislav Namestnikov also scored for the Lightning.
Feb 23 - 11:16 PM

It'll be Andrei Vasilevskiy and not Ben Bishop in net against the Flames on Thursday.

The young netminder has gone 1-7-3 since the beginning of the New Year, while posting an .898 save percentage with 37 goals against. So you may wish to find a more favorable matchup.
Feb 23 - 7:20 PM

Cory Conacher will tag in for Jonathan Drouin on Thursday against the Flames.

Conacher has posted two points in seven games with the Lightning this season. He'll skate on the third line to the right of Brian Boyle and Valtteri Filppula.
Feb 23 - 7:12 PM

Jonathan Drouin won't play in Thursday's match against Calgary due to the flu.

Tough break for the talented winger, and the Lightning. Cory Conacher will tag in, skating to the right of Brian Boyle and Valterri Filppula on the team's third line.
Feb 23 - 7:10 PM

Jonathan Drouin is dealing with the flu.

Drouin might miss Thursday's game as a result. He will be a game-time decision. Cory Conacher, who was summoned on Wednesday, will play if Drouin can't.
Feb 23 - 11:01 AM

Jonathan Drouin didn't practice on Wednesday due to body maintenance.

That would normally not be a big deal, but Tampa Bay brought up Cory Conacher from AHL Syracuse for insurance. Drouin's status will be something to watch for going into Thursday's match against Calgary. We will keep him as active for now.
Feb 23 - 9:36 AM

Tampa Bay GM Steve Yzerman doesn't expect Ryan Callahan to be back during the regular season after the winger had follow-up procedure on his right hip Tuesday.

Yzerman was encouraged that Callahan's labrum remains intact and the problem is more about scar tissue. The veteran winger has been limited to just 18 appearances this season.
Feb 23 - 9:32 AM

Cory Conacher has been recalled by Tampa Bay.

It's believed he could be up with the team as insurance after Jonathan Drouin missed practice Wednesday for body maintenance.
Feb 22 - 5:29 PM

Ryan Callahan had a follow-up procedure on his ailing hip Tuesday and he is out indefinitely.

He has been limited to just 18 games this season and hasn't played since Jan. 7. Callahan missed the first eight matches of the year while recovering from off-season hip surgery and the ailment has continued to bother him. It wouldn't be surprising if he didn't play again this season, but that hasn't been determined yet.
Feb 22 - 4:05 PM


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