Player News - Lightning

Date: Team: Pos:

Vladislav Namestnikov scored a goal in Thursday's loss to Nashville.

He has seven markers and 13 points in 36 games with the Lightning this season. He's still up with team on an emergency basis because of an injury to Brenden Morrow. Tampa Bay got Cedric Paquette back on Thursday, but they wanted to keep Namestnikov around.
Mar 27 - 10:27 AM

Brenden Morrow didn't play Thursday because of an upper-body injury.

He wasn't on the ice for Wednesday and Thursday for practice. Morrow was seen sporting an ice pack over his forearm after Tuesday's game and he's listed as day-to-day.
Mar 27 - 10:22 AM

Ben Bishop was yanked after allowing three goals in just over 26 minutes during a 3-2 loss to the Nashville Predators.

Bishop faced 11 shots before being benched, which put an end to his three game winning streak. The 28-year-old has been solid all year and will bounce back, his record sits at 36-12-4 with a .915 save percentage and 2.34 goals against average.
Mar 27 - 1:15 AM

Brian Boyle netted a goal in Tampa Bay's 3-2 loss to Nashville on Thursday night.

The gritty 30-year-old now has 23 points in 75 games this season as well as 52 penalty minutes and a +3 rating.
Mar 27 - 1:12 AM

Brenden Morrow and Nikita Nesterov will be healthy scratches in Thursday's game against Nashville.

Nesterov, 21, has one goal and four points this season. Morrow, 36, has just eight points in 63 games in 2014-15.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 26 - 7:58 PM

Ben Bishop will be between the pipes for Thursday's game against the Nashville Predators.

The 28-year-old is 4-0-1 in his last five contests. Bishop has a 36-11-4 record with a 2.31 goals-against-average and a .916 save percentage in 2015. He is a strong fantasy play down the stretch.
Mar 26 - 7:39 PM

Vladislav Namestnikov will stay up with the Lightning for now.

He is up with the big club on an emergency basis and has played well. Namestnikov has three goals and five points in his last nine outings. If Tampa Bay wants to keep him on the roster then the team will need to use the third of four alotted post-deadline recalls.
Mar 26 - 12:45 PM

Cedric Paquette (upper body) will return Thursday night.

He has missed the last six games with an upper-body injury. "I think this time of year, obviously you have to play a little bit banged up," Paquette said. "I try to be healthy enough to play, I waited a couple days to be fully healthy."
Mar 26 - 12:40 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning might get Cedric Paquette (upper body) back on Thursday.

Paquette has missed six straight games due to the injury. He has 12 goals and 19 points in 56 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 25 - 1:45 PM

Tyler Johnson netted his 26th goal of 2014-15 in Tuesday's 4-3 win over Florida.

He has a goal and an assist in his past two games following a mini-slump of four straight matches without a point. Johnson's second season in the NHL has been even more impressive than his incredibly successful rookie campaign. His 26 goals and 41 assists for 67 points in 72 outings are all new personal bests.
Mar 25 - 10:52 AM

Nikita Kucherov continued his scoring ways as he put home a game-tying goal just 90 seconds into the third period during Tuesday's 4-3 win over Florida.

It's as though Kucherov is evolving on a game-by-game basis. Kucherov also contributed three hits in just 15 minutes of work. He now has 27 goals and 59 points and hits through 74 games this season.
Mar 25 - 3:18 AM

Ryan Callahan recorded a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Panthers.

Callahan excellent season continues, as he nears his career high of 54 points in a single season. Callahan also contributed five hits in the win. He now has 22 goals and 51 points with 166 hits through 69 games this season.
Mar 25 - 3:14 AM

Andrei Vasilevskiy out-dueled Roberto Luongo 4-3 in Tuesday's Floridian intrastate game.

Vasilevskiy probably wants the goal he allowed to Jonathan Huberdeau back, but otherwise he was solid all night long. Vasilevskiy made 33 saves in the effort, including five on the penalty kill. His record improves to 7-4-1 with 31 goals against in 14 games this season.
Mar 25 - 3:11 AM

Nikita Nesterov will sit for his fifth straight game on Tuesday night against Florida.

Through 20 games Nesterov has produced four points, 12 PIMs, 12 blocks, and 28 hits. He may not be a fantasy juggernaut, but the talent to be an effective NHL player is certainly there.
Source: Corey Long
Mar 24 - 7:24 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy will play between the pipes on Tuesday.

Vasilevskiy will be going for his first win since March 7. He has a 2.35 GAA and .918 save percentage in 13 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 24 - 2:39 PM


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