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Stamkos: 'When I'm 100 Percent, I'll Be Back'

Mar 23, 2017 1:44 PM

Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said he won't return to the lineup until he's 100 percent.

The 27-year-old forward has been sidelined since having surgery on Nov. 17 to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee. He's been practicing with the team and described his progress as "slow," but he feels he's getting closer.

"When I'm 100 percent, I'll be back," Stamkos said after the team's morning skate. "Obviously, you hope that's sooner than later, but I have no control of the healing that goes on in the process."

 

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Capitals First To Clinch Playoff Spot

Mar 19, 2017 1:19 AM

The Capitals have their third consecutive 100-point season and are postseason-bound for the ninth time in 10 years.

T.J. Oshie had three goals and an assist, Justin Williams and John Carlson had early third-period goals, and the Capitals became the first team to clinch a playoff spot by beating the Lightning 5-3 on Saturday.

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Leafs Trade Froese, Draft Pick To Lightning For Brian Boyle

Feb 27, 2017 5:24 PM

The Maple Leafs announced Monday that the club has acquired forward Brian Boyle from the Lightning in exchange for forward Byron Froese and a 2nd round draft pick in 2017.

Boyle, 32, has skated in 54 games with the Lightning this season, registering 22 points (13 goals, nine assists) and 48 penalty minutes. He has played in 603 career NHL regular season games, collecting 166 points (93 goals, 73 assists) and 470 penalty minutes. Boyle has also appeared in 100 NHL post-season games with the Lightning and Rangers, tallying 26 points (15 goals, 11 assists).

Froese, 25, skated in two games with the Maple Leafs this season. He also appeared in 48 games with the Toronto Marlies, registering 39 points (24 goals, 15 assists) and 18 penalty minutes.

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Lightning Trade Bishop To Kings For Budaj, Cernak

Feb 27, 2017 12:52 AM

The Lightning have acquired goaltender Peter Budaj, defenseman Erik Cernak, a seventh-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft as well as a conditional pick in 2017 from the Kings in exchange for goaltender Ben Bishop and a fifth-round selection in 2017, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Budaj has played in 53 games with the Kings this season, posting a 27-20-3 record with a 2.12 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage with seven shutouts. Budaj, 34, has appeared in 350 NHL games with Los Angeles, the Canadiens and Avalanche, with a 152-127-39 record with 18 shutouts.

Cernak has skated in 41 games with the OHL's Erie Otters this season, registering three goals and 17 points. The 19-year-old defenseman has played in 82 career OHL games with Erie, recording seven goals and 32 points.

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Lightning Trade Morin To Coyotes For Fournier

Feb 25, 2017 6:29 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired right wing Stefan Fournier from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for right wing Jeremy Morin, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Fournier has played in 29 games with the Tucson Roadrunners this season, recording two goals and four points. He has played in 139 career AHL games with the Roadrunners, St. John’s IceCaps, Springfield Falcons and Hamilton Bulldogs. The 24-year-old has also played in 18 career ECHL games with the Wheeling Nailers and the Brampton Beast, notching six points.

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Ryan Callahan Out Indefinitely

Feb 22, 2017 4:50 PM

Forward Ryan Callahan is out indefinitely after undergoing a second hip procedure in a year, the Tampa Bay Lightning announced Wednesday.

The Lightning are four points out of the second wild-card spot in the East. If they fell further behind, Callahan was a candidate to be moved by the March 1 trade deadline. If Tampa closes the gap further, it might add to its core.

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Lightning Acquire Jonathan Racine, Draft Pick From Habs

Jan 27, 2017 1:25 AM

The Lightning have acquired defenseman Jonathan Racine, along with a sixth-round selection in the 2017 NHL Draft, from the Canadiens in exchange for defenseman Nikita Nesterov, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.

Racine, 23, has played in one NHL game, that coming during the 2013-14 season while a member of the Panthers. He was traded from the Panthers to Montreal prior to the start of this season and has played 26 games for the St. John’s IceCaps, the Canadiens’ AHL affiliate. Racine has three assists and ranks fourth on the team and first among IceCaps’ defensemen for penalty minutes with 58.

Racine was originally a third round draft pick, 87th overall, of the Panthers at the 2011 NHL Draft

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Lightning Retire St. Louis' No. 26

Jan 15, 2017 1:28 AM

The Tampa Bay Lightning have retired Martin St. Louis' uniform No. 26 -- the first player in franchise history to receive the honor.

St. Louis was honored in a pregame ceremony Friday night before the Lightning's 3-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

A key member of Tampa Bay's 2004 Stanley Cup championship team, St. Louis holds the franchise record for points (953) and assists (588).

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Ben Bishop To Miss Three To Four Weeks

Dec 22, 2016 1:36 AM

Lightning goalie Ben Bishop will miss three to four weeks with a lower-body injury, the team announced Wednesday.

In a corresponding roster move, the Lightning recalled goalie Kristers Gudlevskis from their Syracuse AHL team.

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Steven Stamkos Out Four Months After Knee Surgery

Nov 18, 2016 1:00 PM

Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos underwent surgery on the lateral meniscus tear in his right knee and is expected to miss approximately four months, the team announced on Thursday.

The Lightning said Wednesday that Stamkos was out indefinitely, but coach Jon Cooper said the center would be back in time for the playoffs in April.

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Steven Stamkos Out Indefinitely
Lightning star Steven Stamkos has suffered a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee.

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Steven Stamkos To Have Injured Leg Examined
Lightning star Steven Stamkos is leaving the team's current road trip to have his right leg examined in Tampa.

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NHL Names Kucherov, Crawford, Hayes 'Three Stars'
Nikita Kucherov shared the League lead with 3-47 in three contests to guide the Lightning to five out of a possible six standings points and second place in the Atlantic Division.

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Lightning Re-Sign Nikita Kucherov To Three-Year Contract
Nikita Kucherov scored 30 goals for the Lightning last season.

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Lightning To Retire Martin St. Louis' #26
Martin St. Louis becomes the first player in the history of the Lightning franchise to have his jersey retired.

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Dan Boyle Retires After 17-Year NHL Career
Dan Boyle retired from the NHL on Wednesday at SAP Center in San Jose, where he played six seasons with the Sharks.

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Nikita Kucherov Holding Out
Lightning leading scorer Nikita Kucherov will not report to training camp until he signs a new deal.

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Brad Richards Retires After 15 NHL Seasons
Longtime center Brad Richards scored 298 goals and had 634 assists in his 15 NHL seasons.

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Lightning Lock Up Alex Killorn
The Lightning on Sunday signed Alex Killorn to a seven-year, $31.15M contract.

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Steven Stamkos Signs New Eight-Year Deal With Lightning
The Lightning were able to keep Steven Stamkos off the free agent market.

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NHL Reviewing Possible Tampering By Canucks
The NHL is reviewing whether to penalize the Canucks for tampering by expressing interest in acquiring players under contract.

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Vincent Lecavalier Retires After 17 NHL Seasons
Vincent Lecavalier officially announced his retirement on Tuesday.

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Lightning Hire Todd Richards As An Assistant Coach
Todd Richards joins head coach Jon Cooper's staff in Tampa Bay.

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Steven Stamkos Wants To Stay With Lightning
The Lightning drafted Steven Stamkos as the No. 1 overall pick in 2008.

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Penguins Edge Lightning, Advance To Cup Finals
The Penguins beat the Lightning 2-1 on Thursday night to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals to face-off with the Sharks.

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Sharks Advance To First Stanley Cup Finals
The Sharks beat the Blues 5-2 on Wednesday night to advance to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in franchise history.

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Pens Beat Lightning To Force Game 7
The Penguins and Lightning will play one more Eastern Conference finals game on Thursday.

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Malkin All But Guarantees A Win In Game 6
The Lightning hold a 3-2 lead over the Penguins in the best-of-seven series.

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Bishop, Holtby, Quick Are Vezina Trophy Finalists
The NHL's top goalie will be announced June 22 during the NHL awards in Las Vegas.

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Stamkos Is Skating, But Not Close To Returning
Steven Stamkos is not anywhere close to being ready to face the Islanders in the next series.

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