Lightning Rumors & News

  • NHL loses bid to dismiss retired players' concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26

  • Players in NHL concussion case want Bettman deposed by July 1 "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman should be forced to be deposed about matters relating to the NHL concussions lawsuit within the next three months, lawyers for a group of former players wrote in a legal filing. Lawyers for the former players wrote to the NHL on February 23 asking to set up a time..." March 26

  • Bolts tie franchise win record with 4-3 victory over Panthers

    Tampa Tribune "The Lightning continued their march down the stretch of the season charging toward the postseason. But on Tuesday, they hit a pretty big speed bump that nearly knocked them off that path. Tampa Bay scored twice in the third period to rally for a 4-3 victory against Florida in front of an..." March 25

  • Judge denies NHL's motion to dismiss concussion lawsuit "The NHL's bid to have a lawsuit brought against the league by former players regarding concussions dismissed took a hit Wednesday. A judge in U.S. district court in Minnesota has denied the NHL's motion to dismiss litigation brought against the league by former players regarding concussions...." March 25

  • Lightning's Cedric Paquette targeted to return in upcoming road trip

    Fox Sports Florida "Tampa Bay Lightning center Cedric Paquette is considered day-to-day with an upper-body injury, but the team has targeted a return during the coming road trip. Paquette, 21, will miss his sixth consecutive game when the Lightning host the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night at Amalie Arena. He..." March 24

  • Bolts show fight, end losing skid vs. Bruins

    Tampa Tribune "With the Lightning seeking to an end a two-year winless stretch against the Boston Bruins, captain Steven Stamkos stepped up and delivered. But instead of doing so with a blistering one-timer that landed in the back of the net, Stamkos dropped his gloves to help spark his team to..." March 23

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    Bryan Burns @BBurnsNHL

    Cooper says Ondrej Palat is good to go tonight. #TBLightning

  • Ondrej Palat could return Friday against Red Wings

    Tampa Bay Times "Lightning wing Ondrej Palat appears ahead of schedule in his recovery from a lower-body injury, participating fully in Thursday's practice in a regular-colored jersey. Palat, expected to be out 2-3 weeks when injured last Tuesday against Montreal, could return Friday night when the Lightning..." March 19

  • Lightning’s penalty kill now among NHL’s best

    Tampa Tribune "As the Lightning exited the playoffs last season, the elimination goal came courtesy of a Montreal power play with 43 seconds left in regulation. Though the series-clinching goal was just the second power-play marker the Canadiens scored in the four-game sweep, it was a reminder that killing..." March 19

  • Report: NHL to have 3-on-3 OT hockey, pending approval

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL is looking to decide the outcomes of more games before they reach a shootout and they believe moving to 3-on-3 hockey in overtime is the way to do it. The AHL recently incorporated 3-on-3 play in overtime and they’ve seen a drastic drop in games decided by the skills competition...." March 18

  • Lightning beat Canadiens, tying them atop Atlantic Division

    Tampa Tribune "Bend but don’t break. Stare but don’t blink. In the face of some playoff intensity, the Tampa Bay Lightning stood their ground and walked away the victor. Steven Stamkos scored twice and added an assist to lead Tampa Bay to a 4-2 victory against Montreal in front of an announced sellout..." March 17

  • No hearing scheduled for Kucherov

    Pro Hockey Talk "It appears Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov will not be facing supplemental discipline for his hit on Winnipeg Jets’ defenseman Toby Enstrom on Saturday night. According to Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times, there is no hearing scheduled for Kucherov. Kucherov was assessed a five..." March 16

  • Bruins beat Lightning in shootout, 3-2

    CSN New England "The Bruins have hated the shootout all season long, but they made it their friend on Thursday night. After a wild overtime where Steve Stamkos was bounced from the game for throwing his broken stick into the stands and wasn’t allowed to participate in the shootout, Patrice Bergeron and Brad..." March 13

  • Lightning to be without three key players vs. Bruins "Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper had a hat trick of bad news to reveal Thursday. Forward Ondrej Palat will miss 2-3 weeks because of a lower-body injury, defenseman Braydon Coburn will be out 4-6 weeks because of a lower-body injury and forward Cedric Paquette will miss 10-14 days because..." March 12

  • NHL GMs might curb shootouts

    CSN New England "This will hardly come as a shock to anybody that remembers just last week when Claude Julien famously said “they suck” when asked about NHL shootouts, but the Bruins coach is in favor of getting rid of them altogether. Darren Dreger said on NBCSN Wednesday night that the NHL general managers..." March 12

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    Erik Erlendsson @erlendssonTBO

    Palat out 2-3 weeks, Paquette out 10-14 days and Coburn out 4-6 weeks #TBLightning

  • Bishop, Bolts win goalie duel, top Montreal in OT

    Tampa Tribune "There was hype. There were expectations. There was build up. The low-scoring, playoff-like goaltending duel between Tampa Bay and Montreal in a playoff-style battle for first place in the Atlantic Division at Bell Centre on Tuesday lived up to all of it. Tyler Johnson scored 1:03 into..." March 11

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    Erik Erlendsson @erlendssonTBO

    Cooper said Palat took a puck off his foot, they took "pictures'' and appear to be negative, will be re-evaluated on Wednesday

  • Evgeny Romasko will become NHL's first Russian referee on Monday "On Monday night in Detroit, when the Red Wings host the Edmonton Oilers, Evgeny Romasko will make some history when he becomes the first Russian referee in NHL history when he joins Paul Devorski on the ice at Joe Louis Arena. The 33-year-old Romasko had some assignments earlier this season in..." March 09

  • If Stamkos doesn’t sign extension, talk again will run wild

    Tampa Tribune "Get ready for another round of the Summer of Stamkos. Three years ago, when Lightning captain Steven Stamkos was a restricted free agent, Stammergeddon was a trending topic on Twitter when he was on the open market and free to sign with any team. Yet even though the Lightning had the right..." March 09

  • Vasilevskiy deals first shutout as Bolts blank Buffalo 3-0

    Tampa Tribune "Back at his home in Russia, Andrei Vasilevskiy holds all his hockey keepsakes in a special room. Medals, sticks, score sheets and jerseys are lined up around the walls. There are pucks and perhaps a few goalie pads to go along with a handful of pucks commemorating memorable moments. Earlier..." March 04

  • Renderings offer glimpse at $25 million Amalie Arena upgrades

    Tampa Tribune "The Tampa Bay Lightning announced a nearly complete reconstruction of the club level at the Amalie Arena today, including plans to add up to 160 loge seats at the north end, new concession stands, remodeled restrooms and a larger outdoor deck. The renovations will cost $25 million and take..." March 04

  • Trades not enough to make Bolts unique

    Tampa Tribune "The new Lightning defenseman is Braydon Coburn. He comes here from Philadelphia. He’s 6-5 and when he’s on skates, he looks 7-5. The Lightning just got larger on the back line. And better. We just don’t know how any of that will translate when the playoffs begin. Same goes for Tuesday’s 3-0 win..." March 04

  • Chiarelli: Connolly a top-six player

    CSN New England "Brett Connolly is pretty excited to get a new start in his NHL career. The 22-year-old former sixth overall pick in the 2010 NHL Draft has made it to the NHL, but never really blew up on the scene for the Tampa Bay Lightning team that originally drafted him. He had 12 goals this season for..." March 03

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  • Lightning acquire defenseman Braydon Coburn from Flyers "The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired defenseman Braydon Coburn from the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday for defenseman Radko Gudas, a first-round draft pick and third-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. Coburn, 30, has one goal and eight assists in 39 games this season. He has 166 points (37 goals, 129..." March 02

  • Bruins acquire forward Brett Connolly from Lightning "The Boston Bruins acquired forward Brett Connolly from the Tampa Bay Lightning for Boston's second-round picks in 2015 and 2016 on Monday. Connolly, 22, has 12 goals, three assists and 38 penalty minutes in 50 games this season. Tampa Bay's first-round pick (No. 6) in 2010, Connolly has 18..." March 02

  • Some trades only about managing salary cap

    Tampa Tribune "Plenty of waves were made Thursday when a trade between Columbus and Toronto saw David Clarkson shipped from the Maple Leafs in exchange for injured forward Nathan Horton. On paper, it’s a straight one-for-one swap. But the catch here is that Horton is likely to never play again and..." March 01

  • Defenseman tops Yzerman’s wish list

    Tampa Tribune "For Lightning players, today’s matchup against the Florida Panthers represents a final chance to convince general manager Steve Yzerman that standing pat at the NHL trade deadline might be the smartest move of all. A year ago, Yzerman honored a trade request by Marty St. Louis and dealt the..." March 01

  • Lightning's Johnson continues to prove critics wrong "Tyler Johnson has heard it all before. He's not big enough, he's not tough enough, he needs to do more of this, he needs to do more of that. The Tampa Bay Lightning forward has heard it and he's managed to succeed. Johnson, a four-year pro out of Spokane, Wash., has proven his rookie season in..." February 28

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    Joe Smith @TBTimes_JSmith

    Cooper said Hedman is a game time decision. Brown in for Morrow

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    Joe Smith @TBTimes_JSmith

    Cooper has said Carle probably won't play tomorrow but could be back next week. A big boost

  • Bettman: Salary Cap Won’t ‘Fall Off A Cliff’ Because Of Canadian Dollar

    NESN "The March 2 NHL trade deadline is fast approaching and a lot of general managers around the league will be wary of acquiring players with term on their contract beyond this season because of the uncertainty of next year’s salary cap. The salary cap ceiling for the 2014-15 campaign is $69..." February 25

  • Lightning sign goaltender York to two-way contract "The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goaltender Allen York to a two-way NHL contract for the remainder of the 2014-15 season, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today." February 23

  • Nathan MacKinnon scores hat trick as Avs top Lightning

    Denver Post "The delayed-but-fierce weekend snowstorm resembles the Avalanche's offense this season. It has arrived, and as expected, it is formidable. Teenager Nathan MacKinnon caused hats to drop like snowflakes Sunday at the Pepsi Center as his three goals powered Colorado to a 5-4 victory over the..." February 23

  • Bolts beat Ducks, find good vibes in California

    Tampa Tribune "Through the past few seasons, the three-game jaunt through California for NHL Eastern Conference teams was more land mine than gold mine. But the Tampa Bay found a way to dig out some success after knocking off Anaheim 4-1 on Wednesday, giving the Lightning wins in two of the three games in..." February 19

  • What controversy? Bishop solidly remains Lightning’s No. 1 goalie

    Tampa Tribune "The last time the Lightning faced the Ducks, Tampa Bay goaltender Ben Bishop received a message loud and clear — the net still belongs to him. It might seem wild to think otherwise for a 2014 Vezina Trophy finalist whose 28 victories this season rank fifth in the NHL. Yet, conspiracy theorists..." February 18

  • Kings’ streak reaches five with win over Tampa Bay

    L.A. Daily News "The Kings held a one-goal lead in the third period Monday against the Tampa Bay Lightning, but defenseman Drew Doughty wanted more. He rocketed down the left wing with the puck on his stick and weighed his options, the best of which seemed to be to fire the puck on goal. A nanosecond before..." February 17

  • Blues play it forward in 6-3 win over Lightning

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The first time the Blues faced the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, the difference was the Blues’ play in goal. In the second meeting, it was all about the assists. There were three picture-perfect passes to set up some of the Blues’ six goals on Thursday as they closed out their most grueling..." February 13

  • Cooper’s tinkering with Bolts’ lines produces immediate results

    Tampa Tribune "For the longest stretch this season, the Lightning found the right mix of line combinations. No shuffling of the decks, no scrambling of the names required. Save for the rotation of forwards in and out of the lineup on the bottom lines, things finally seemed to have stuck. But somewhere..." February 12

  • Vasilevskiy adjusting to NHL, role as Lightning backup "In many ways Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy is a victim of his own success. The 20-year-old, a prospect from Tyumen, Russia, was expected to spend this season with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League and hopefully lead the team to Calder Cup. When he was called..." February 11

  • Neal overtime goal gives Nashville 3-2 win over Tampa Bay

    Fox Sports Tennessee "After sacrificing a two goal lead midway through the third period, the Nashville Predators (36-12-6) benefited from a James Neal goal with time ticking down in the overtime period to dispatch the Tampa Bay Lightning (34-16-6) by a final score of 3-2 in a thriller at Bridgestone Arena. SLAP..." February 11

  • 6 most underrated players in the NHL

    USA Today "It’s easy to judge a player’s excellence on his All-Star nods or big offensive numbers. There are a lot, however, who do more than the surface stats may indicate. Let’s take a look at some of the most underrated players: Center: Mathieu Perreault, Winnipeg Jets Your pick of Jets forwards..." February 11

  • Lightning trade G Nabokov to San Jose Sharks

    Tampa Tribune "The Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday traded goaltender Evgeni Nabokov to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for future considerations, a transaction that likely allows Nabokov to retire as a member of the team with which he played the majority of his NHL career. Nabokov, 39, will make an announcement..." February 09

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Evgeni Nabokov plans to retire later this week. Today's trade allows him to do so as a member of the #SJSharks.

  • Lightning acquire Ashton and Broll from the Leafs "The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired right wing Carter Ashton and left wing David Broll from the Toronto Maple Leafs today in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Ashton, 6-foot-3, 215..." February 08

  • Breathe easy, Bolts: Garrison (lower body) is day-to-day

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Tampa Bay Lightning might’ve dodged a bullet regarding Jason Garrison — on Friday, GM Steve Yzerman said the veteran defenseman’s status is day-to-day after suffering a lower-body injury on Thursday against Dallas. The Bolts, are already without d-men Radko Gudas and Matt Carle, couldn’t..." February 06

  • Blues rally late to top Tampa Bay 2-1

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In a battle of the two of the top three offenses in the NHL, the Blues' point-producers did not show up Tuesday at Scottrade Center. Until the nick of time, that is. The Blues came into the night averaging 3.14 goals on 31.6 shots per game, but as the game went past the 56th minute, the club..." February 04

  • ESPN wins U.S. broadcast rights to World Cup of Hockey

    SB Nation "The World Wide Leader beat out NBC and FOX. Fans still upset about ESPN's perceived lack of hockey coverage over the last few years will be happy to learn the network has won the U.S. broadcast rights to the World Cup of Hockey. According to TSN's report on Tuesday, ESPN beat out both NBC..." February 04

  • 'Somber' mood for Lightning as Evgeni Nabokov clears waivers

    Tampa Bay Times "As backup goalie Evgeni Nabokov cleared waivers Monday, the Lightning started moving on without its veteran presence. “It’s a somber feeling right now,” goalie Ben Bishop said after Monday’s practice at Amalie Arena. The Lightning placed Nabokov on waivers Sunday and brought up prospect..." February 02