Player News - Lightning

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Mikhail Sergachev is slated to see power-play time on the top unit with Victor Hedman out of the lineup.

Sergachev is also expected to see tougher minutes at even strength. He was paired with Dan Girardi at Wednesday's practice.
Jan 17 - 6:59 PM

Dan Girardi (neck) may be back in the lineup on Thursday night.

Girardi expected to be back after Tampa Bay's bye week after he missed two games with a neck injury prior to the break. He took part in Wednesday's practice.
Jan 17 - 11:28 AM

Louis Domingue has been recalled by Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay has also returned netminder Connor Ingram to Syracuse of the AHL. The Lightning don't return to action until Thursday from their break.
Source: TheAHL.com
Jan 16 - 11:54 AM

The Tampa Bay Lightning have assigned Louis Domingue to the AHL.

The Bolts are officially on their bye week, so there's no need to keep Domingue on the roster. Instead, they'll allow him to get some games under his belt over the next week. He has a 1-6-0 record with a 4.02 goals-against-average and a .870 save percentage in the NHL this season.
Jan 13 - 11:24 AM

Slater Koekkoek could see a spike in playing time because of the injury to Victor Hedman.

Hedman is expected to be out anywhere between three and six weeks, so someone will have to fill that void. Koekkoek is nowhere close to being the player Hedman is, but he can help replace him during his absence. "I think Slater needs ice time," GM Steve Yzerman said. "We’ve been pretty pleased with how he’s played this year. Last year, at the start of the season, we were hoping he or (Nikita Nesterov) would be able to step in that top six. Neither were quite ready to go. (Nesterov was traded early last season). But Slater is a better player than he was a year ago. His experience in (AHL) Syracuse and (its) long playoff run (the Crunch made the league final), logging big-time minutes helped him. I’m looking forward to — depending on what (Cooper) does with the lineup — see Slater play more minutes and see how he does." Koekkoek has four goals and three assists in 22 games this season. Even with an increase in playing time, he still won't carry any fantasy value.
Jan 13 - 10:36 AM

Vladislav Namestnikov is currently on a 10-game goalless drought.

Namestnikov hasn't scored a goal since Dec. 21. He also has just two assists in his last six contests (both helpers came in the same game). The Lightning forward should get back on track relatively soon. He has 15 goals and 35 points in 44 games this season.
Jan 13 - 10:22 AM

Steven Stamkos hasn't found the back of the net in six games.

Stamkos has picked up three assists during that stretch. He was terrific during the first half of the season, so it's not surprising to see him hit a bit of a wall offensively. Stamkos will start producing with more regularity again in the near future. The Bolts captain has 17 goals and an incredible 52 points in 44 games this season. He's on pace to score 97 points.
Jan 13 - 10:20 AM

Victor Hedman's lower-body injury will sideline him for three-to-six weeks.

Hedman left Thursday's contest after he suffered a knee-to-knee collision with Flames forward Garnet Hathaway. He's a major part of the Lightning's success as he's recorded six goals and 33 points in 44 contests while averaging 25:37 games per season. If there's a silver lining for the Lightning, it's that they're already in a comfortable position thanks to their 31-10-3 record and unless Hedman suffers a setback, it looks like he'll be back well before the playoffs.
Jan 12 - 4:08 PM

Victor Hedman (lower body) will be evaluated on Friday.

Hedman left Thursday's contese after he was hurt in a knee-to-knee collision with Flames forward Garnet Hathaway. "Obviously, when a guy can't really put a weight on his leg and doesn't come back, especially (Hedman), who battles through a lot of stuff, it didn't look very good," captain Steven Stamkos said. "Obviously we're hoping and praying for the best news. We'll have to wait and see."
Jan 12 - 9:39 AM

Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed five goals on 24 shots in Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Calgary Flames.

The Lightning's netminder has been terrific this season, but he's going through a bit of a rough patch right now. Vasilevskiy has dropped two of his last three games and he's given up 15 goals during that stretch. The loss drops his record to 27-7-2 on the season. He'll head into his next outing with a 2.18 goals-against-average and a .930 save percentage. The biggest concern coming out of this game for the Lightning is that superstar defenseman Victor Hedman suffered a lower-body injury in the second period.
Jan 11 - 11:02 PM

Brayden Point found the back of the net in Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Calgary Flames.

The goal put an end to Point's six-game goalless drought. His tally just 31 seconds into the second frame tied the game at one, but the high-flying Lightning couldn't create any more offense. Point is now up to 17 goals and 40 points in 44 games this season. He's on pace to surpass the 30-goal and 70-point marks, which is pretty impressive considering he's still just 21 years old. Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat picked up the assists on Point's goal.
Jan 11 - 10:57 PM

Victor Hedman suffered a lower-body injury in Thursday's game against the Calgary Flames.

The Lightning have already announced that he won't be returning to the game. Hedman was hurt after colliding with Flames forward Garnet Hathaway. The Bolts defenseman appeared to injury his left knee on the play. Losing him for an extended period of time would be devastating for the Bolts. The Lightning will likely provide an update on his status after the game. Hedman has six goals and 33 points in 43 games this season.
Jan 11 - 9:38 PM

Slater Koekkoek will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Calgary Flames.

This will be his second consecutive game as a healthy scratch. He has four goals and three assists in 22 games this season. Cory Conacher will also watch the game from the press box.
Jan 11 - 7:26 PM

Dan Girardi (neck) will miss Thursday's contest against the Calgary Flames.

Girardi took part in Thursday's practice, but the decision was made to give him another game off given that the Lightning are on the brink of their bye week. Girardi might return when the Lightning's schedule resumes on Jan. 18.
Jan 11 - 1:31 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy will get the nod Thursday against Calgary.

Vasilevskiy was the first goaltender off the ice at the morning skate and he'll make his 36th start of the year. He has a 27-6-2 record, 2.10 GAA, and .933 save percentage in 36 contests this season.
Jan 11 - 12:25 PM


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