Player News - Lightning

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Erik Condra and Jake Dotchin will be scratched from Thursday's match with the Sharks.

The 30-year-old winger is still looking for his first points of the season through 10 games with the Lightning however, Condra does have seven goals and 23 points in 24 games down on the farm. Dotchin meanwhile is having his third straight quality season with the Crunch down in the AHL, posting 12 points with 77 PIMs in just 33 games.
Jan 19 - 9:33 PM

Brayden Point (upper body) has skated a few times since getting hurt on Dec. 28.

Point has begun to work on his stickhandling. It's not clear when he'll be back, but at least he's progressing.
Jan 19 - 5:36 PM

Victor Hedman (illness) won't return on Thursday.

Hedman is going to miss his third straight game. He has seven goals and 38 points in 44 contests this season.
Jan 19 - 4:20 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy is expected to play between the pipes on Thursday.

Vasilevskiy has lost his last five games. He has a 10-10-2 record, 2.93 GAA, and .906 save percentage in 24 contests this season.
Jan 19 - 3:20 PM

Ben Bishop gave up only one regulation goal, but was beaten in overtime to record a 2-1 loss to the Ducks Tuesday night.

The Lightning lost a man early in overtime as Tyler Johnson was sent to the sin bin for hooking. That allowed Ryan Kesler to win the resulting faceoff and feed Rickard Rakell, who riffled a shot past Bishop. It snapped a four-game winning streak for Bishop, but the goalie remains hot with a GAA of 2.00 or less in his last four games.
Jan 18 - 1:41 AM

Valtteri Filppula scored the first goal of the night, but it was not enough as the Lightning lost 2-1 to the Ducks Tuesday.

Filppula’s seventh goal of the season came with an assist by Nikita Nesterov and Anton Stralman at the 4:36 mark of the second period. It did not take long for Ryan Getzlaf to answer it, however, and he responded 21 seconds later. Those would be the only regulation goals as both goalies had solid nights. This was Filppula’s first goal since December 10, but he entered the night with a current, four-game streak with an assist.
Jan 18 - 1:23 AM

Victor Hedman isn't in Tampa Bay's lineup for Tuesday's game against Anaheim.

It's the second consecutive game he misses because of an illness. The Lightning's stud defenseman is considered day-to-day at this point.
Jan 17 - 10:32 PM

Ben Bishop will be between the pipes for Tuesday's game against the Anaheim Ducks.

With Andrei Vasilevskiy struggling, the Bolts have opted to give Bishop starts on back-to-back days. He stopped 31 of 32 shots in a 2-1 win over the Kings Monday afternoon. Bishop has an 11-10-2 record with a 2.67 goals-against-average and a .910 save percentage.
Jan 17 - 9:33 PM

Tampa Bay's starter for Tuesday night hasn't been announced yet and it isn't expected to be known until the pregame warmup, but it wouldn't be surprising if it was Ben Bishop.

Bishop did play on Monday afternoon against Los Angeles, but his impressive play since returning from a lower-body injury could earn him another start. He has allowed just three goals on 58 shots in a pair of wins.
Jan 17 - 5:42 PM

Ryan Callahan (hip) has been moved to injured reserve.

That isn't surprising considering that he is projected to miss at least four weeks due to an ongoing hip issue.
Source: CapFriendly
Jan 17 - 2:52 PM

Jake Dotchin has been summoned from AHL Syracuse.

He will probably be an extra defender on Tuesday night. Dotchin has 12 points and 77 penalty minutes in 33 minor-league outings this season.
Jan 17 - 2:03 PM

Jonathan Drouin stretched his point streak to five consecutive games on Monday versus Los Angeles.

Drouin made a great play to evade Kings winger Tanner Pearson before setting up a goal by Tyler Johnson. He was all over the ice with four shots, three hits and one block in 17:40 of ice time.
Jan 17 - 10:58 AM

Tyler Johnson netted his 13th goal of the season in Monday's 2-1 win over Los Angeles.

He tied the game shortly after Kyle Clifford gave the Kings a 1-0 lead during the first period. Johnson has one goal and one assist in his last five outings.
Jan 17 - 10:53 AM

Brayden Point (upper body) is still likely a couple of weeks away from returning to action.

He is with the Lightning on their current trip but he isn't practicing yet. Point has been sidelined since Dec. 28.
Jan 17 - 10:49 AM

The Tampa Bay Lightning still don't know if Victor Hedman (illness) will be available to play on Tuesday night.

Hedman took part in Monday's pre-game skate, but he was unable to play in the game. The Bolts will provide an update on his status at some point tomorrow.
Jan 16 - 7:13 PM

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