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Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan had a big night against his former team on Wednesday. | 11/26/2014 10:16 PM
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Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan had a big night against his former team on Wednesday.
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Impact
He had two goals and an assist, along with five shots on goal. Callahan now has 19 points in 18 games overall. Steven Stamkos also added a goal and two assists in the team's win over the Rangers.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop played well in Saturday's victory against the Wild. | 11/22/2014 9:45 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop played well in Saturday's victory against the Wild.
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Impact
He stopped 30-0f-31 shots on goal and improved his record to 12-3-2 on the season. Bishop now has a 2.30 GAA and .917 save percentage.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored a goal in Saturday's win over the Wild. | 11/22/2014 9:43 PM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored a goal in Saturday's win over the Wild.
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Impact
He was also +1 on the night, and now has 24 points through 22 games overall. Stamkos is line for another monster season.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored late in the third period but Tampa Bay still lost to Toronto, 5-2. | 11/20/2014 10:19 PM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored late in the third period but Tampa Bay still lost to Toronto, 5-2.
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Impact
Stamkos led Tampa Bay with five shots on net. He has 13 goals and 10 assists this season.
Lighting winger Ondrej Palat scored his fifth goal of the season during Tuesday's loss to the Islanders. | 11/18/2014 9:29 PM
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Lighting winger Ondrej Palat scored his fifth goal of the season during Tuesday's loss to the Islanders.
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Impact
Palat has played very well this season, and now has 15 points and is +11 overall.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop earned an easy victory Monday against the Rangers. | 11/17/2014 9:39 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop earned an easy victory Monday against the Rangers.
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Impact
He faced only 16 shots, and stopped 15 of them. Bishop is now 11-2-2 overall, and should be started every time out.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos recorded three points in Monday's win versus the Rangers. | 11/17/2014 9:35 PM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos recorded three points in Monday's win versus the Rangers.
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Impact
Stamkos had one goal and two assists, along with three shots on goal, two penalty minutes, and a +2 rating. He is just mowing along, with 12 goals and 22 points, through only 19 games.
Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan scored two goals in Monday's win over the Rangers. | 11/17/2014 9:33 PM
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Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan scored two goals in Monday's win over the Rangers.
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Impact
He also had four shots on goal and a +2 rating on the night. Callahan has played well this season and now has eight goals and 15 points overall.
Lightning winger Brett Connolly is expected back next week from a lower-body injury that has kept him sidelined since Oct. 24. | 11/17/2014 1:28 PM
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Lightning winger Brett Connolly is expected back next week from a lower-body injury that has kept him sidelined since Oct. 24.
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Impact
Connolly has no fantasy value.
Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman is one month into his 4-6 week timetable and all is progressing about as planned. | 11/17/2014 1:26 PM
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Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman is one month into his 4-6 week timetable and all is progressing about as planned.
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Impact
Hedman's broken hand had the cast removed and he's been working on his skating conditioning, according to a Tampa Tribune report. He's still about two weeks away which would put him at the six-week mark of the timetable. Hedman had started strong with seven points in the first five games after posting a career-high 55 points last season.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop allowed two goals on 27 shots against the Islanders on Saturday. | 11/15/2014 10:30 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop allowed two goals on 27 shots against the Islanders on Saturday.
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Impact
Bishop made 25 saves to record his 10th victory of the season. He is 10-2-2.
Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan scored another goal and assist against the Islanders. | 11/15/2014 10:25 PM
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Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan scored another goal and assist against the Islanders.
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Impact
Callahan also had a plus-two rating on the night as Tampa Bay won, 5-2. Callahan has six goals and seven assists this season with a plus-six rating and six penalty minutes.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop played well in Thursday's loss to San Jose. | 11/13/2014 10:10 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop played well in Thursday's loss to San Jose.
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Impact
He made 37 saves on 39 shots, but it was not enough as Tampa Bay fell 2-1. Bishop still has a great record, at 9-2-2.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored Tampa Bay's lone goal on Thursday. | 11/13/2014 10:07 PM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored Tampa Bay's lone goal on Thursday.
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Impact
Just another season for Stamkos, who now has 18 points in 17 games.
Lightning center Tyler Johnson left Tuesday's game against the Blackhawks after taking a cross-check from Brent Seabrook. | 11/12/2014 1:31 PM
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Lightning center Tyler Johnson left Tuesday's game against the Blackhawks after taking a cross-check from Brent Seabrook.
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Impact
Johnson did not return. The Tampa Bribune reports he will be evaulated on Wednesday.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped 37-of-39 shots on Tuesday but lost to the Blackhawks, 3-2. | 11/12/2014 10:33 AM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped 37-of-39 shots on Tuesday but lost to the Blackhawks, 3-2.
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Impact
Bishop's effort helped Tampa Bay pick up a point, but the Chicago won in a shootout, 3-2. Bishop allowed just one goal in the shootout to Patrick Kane, but his team did not score on their three attempts.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped 37-of-39 shots on Tuesday but lost to the Blackhawks, 3-2. | 11/12/2014 10:05 AM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped 37-of-39 shots on Tuesday but lost to the Blackhawks, 3-2.
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Impact
Bishop's effort helped Tampa Bay pick up a point, but the Chicago won in a shootout, 3-2. Bishop allowed just one goal in the shootout to Patrick Kane, but his team did not score on their three attempts.
Lightning center/winger Alex Killorn is questionable for Tuesday's game against Chicago due to an upper body injury. | 11/10/2014 3:19 PM
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Lightning center/winger Alex Killorn is questionable for Tuesday's game against Chicago due to an upper body injury.
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Impact
He was seen skating Friday with a contact jersey. He has four points in eight games this season after 41 last season.
Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan continued his strong start to the season. | 11/09/2014 10:32 AM
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Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan continued his strong start to the season.
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Impact
He had three points (one goal, two assists) on Saturday, along with four shots on goal and a +2 rating. Callahan now has nine points in nine games, and is +4 on the season.
Tampa Bay center Tyler Johnson scored two goals in Saturday's win over Columbus. | 11/08/2014 9:44 PM
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Tampa Bay center Tyler Johnson scored two goals in Saturday's win over Columbus.
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Impact
He also had six shots on goal, and is off to a fine start this season, with 17 total points.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop won his eighth game of the season on Thursday. | 11/06/2014 10:19 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop won his eighth game of the season on Thursday.
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Impact
Tampa Bay beat Calgary, 5-2. Bishop stopped 29-of-31 shots versus the Flames to improve to 8-1-1 on the season.
Lightning center Cedric Paquette scored his first-career NHL goal against the Flames. | 11/06/2014 10:15 PM
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Lightning center Cedric Paquette scored his first-career NHL goal against the Flames.
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Impact
Paquette waited 21 years to score his first NHL goal, but his second-career score came just a period after his first. He scored again in the first two minutes of the second peiod. Paquette has two points in five career NHL games.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop picked up his league-leading seventh win of the season. | 11/01/2014 10:51 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop picked up his league-leading seventh win of the season.
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Impact
Bishop made 35 saves and allowed three goals against the Capitals on Saturday. He is tied with Carey Price, Ryan Miller, Frederik Andersen, and Marc-Andre Fleury for the most wins in the league this season.
Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan scored in his return to the ice on Saturday against the Capitals. | 11/01/2014 10:46 PM
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Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan scored in his return to the ice on Saturday against the Capitals.
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Impact
Callahan last played on Oct. 20 but did not look rusty. He scored the first goal of the game, his fourth of the season, at the 6:06 mark of the first period. Callahan had three shots on goal and a plus-two rating.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos had a big game against Philadelphia. | 10/30/2014 10:05 PM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos had a big game against Philadelphia.
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Impact
He had two goals, one assist, a +1 rating, and seven shots on goal. Stamkos is clearly on of the best players in the NHL.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop picked up his sixth win of the season. | 10/30/2014 10:04 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop picked up his sixth win of the season.
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Impact
He is now 6-1-1 after stopping 24-of-27 shots against the Flyers. Bishop will continue to be a solid option in net.
Lightning center Nikita Kucherov had a hat trick on Tuesday versus the Coyotes. | 10/28/2014 10:33 PM
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Lightning center Nikita Kucherov had a hat trick on Tuesday versus the Coyotes.
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Impact
Kucherov scored once per period and finished with a plus-two rating on the night. He scored all the game at even strength. Kucherov has four goals this season.
Lightning netminder Evgeni Nabokov started, but was pulled in the first period, Saturday against Minnesota. | 10/25/2014 10:35 PM
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Lightning netminder Evgeni Nabokov started, but was pulled in the first period, Saturday against Minnesota.
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Impact
He let up four goals on only eight shots, before Ben Bishop took over. Bishop was not much better, as he turned away 11 shots on 14 chances. Bishop will remain the starter, moving forward.
Lighting winger Ondrej Palat had a goal and an assist on Friday against the Jets. | 10/24/2014 10:54 PM
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Lighting winger Ondrej Palat had a goal and an assist on Friday against the Jets.
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Impact
It was Palat's second multi-point game of the season, but first with a goal and an assist. Palat was originally given credit for two goals, but his shot on the power play was tipped into the net by Vladislav Namestnikov. He finished plus-one.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored his sixth goal of the season on Friday. | 10/24/2014 10:47 PM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored his sixth goal of the season on Friday.
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Impact
The score came on a passes from Jonathan Drouin and Valtteri Filppula. It was the first goal of the game, and Tampa Bay defeated Winnipeg. 4-2. Stamkos is third in the league in goals.
Lightning winger Jonathan Drouin had his first goal of the season in the Lightning victory over the Jets, 4-2.. | 10/24/2014 10:41 PM
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Lightning winger Jonathan Drouin had his first goal of the season in the Lightning victory over the Jets, 4-2..
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Impact
Drouin first had an assist on Steven Stamkos' goal in the first period, and then scored his first goal at the start of the second as Tampa Bay took a 2-0 lead. The Jets scored the next goal before the Lightning added two more goals to make it 4-1 at the end of the second. With Drouin playing with Stamkos, he has tremendous upside.
Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas is hoping to return from his lower-body injury as early as Friday according to the Tampa Bay Times. | 10/23/2014 5:49 PM
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Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas is hoping to return from his lower-body injury as early as Friday according to the Tampa Bay Times.
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Impact
Gudas has missed the past four games with the injury.
Lightning netminder Evgeni Nabokov earned his first win as a member of the team. | 10/22/2014 11:12 AM
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Lightning netminder Evgeni Nabokov earned his first win as a member of the team.
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Impact
He defeated Calgary 2-1, while stopping 21-of-22 shots on goal. Nabokov is firmly entrenched as the backup behind Ben Bishop, making him an irrelevant fantasy option.
Lighting winger Ondrej Palat scored the overtime winner Tuesday versus Calgary. | 10/22/2014 10:00 AM
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Lighting winger Ondrej Palat scored the overtime winner Tuesday versus Calgary.
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Impact
It was his second goal of the season, and he now has four points overall. Palat is fine fantasy option, as he should push for 60 points. Valtteri Filppula scored Tampa Bay's other goal, his first this season.
Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman is expected to miss 4-6 weeks due to a broken hand, according to Bob McKenzie. He was injured blocking a shot in the game against Vancouver on Saturday. | 10/20/2014 12:09 PM
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Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman is expected to miss 4-6 weeks due to a broken hand, according to Bob McKenzie. He was injured blocking a shot in the game against Vancouver on Saturday.
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Impact
Hedman normally is paired with Anton Stralman, but Matthew Carle will likely take that spot. His points production (seven in five games, including five on the power play) will be missed by fantasy owners.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos had two goals and an assist on Saturday against the Canucks. | 10/19/2014 10:20 AM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos had two goals and an assist on Saturday against the Canucks.
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Impact
Stamkos set the tone with a goal in the first minute of the game. Vancouver answered, but Stamkos responded right back with his second goal about a minute after the Canucks tied the game at one. Stamkos is second in the league with five goals.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop will start in goal on Saturday night against the Canucks. | 10/18/2014 11:36 AM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop will start in goal on Saturday night against the Canucks.
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Impact
No shocker here, as Bishop is 2-0-1 with a 1.61 GAA. Start him with confidence.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop earned an easy win Monday against Montreal. | 10/13/2014 10:27 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop earned an easy win Monday against Montreal.
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Impact
He had 16 saves on only 17 shots, and was not tested much in Tampa Bay's 7-1 victory. Nevertheless, owners get the win, along with a .941 save percentage on the night.
Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman notched four points in a win over the Canadiens. | 10/13/2014 10:25 PM
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Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman notched four points in a win over the Canadiens.
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Impact
He had one goal and three assists in Monday's blowout, along with +1 rating and four shots on goal. Hedman now has seven points on the young season.
Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan posted two points in Monday's victory. | 10/13/2014 10:24 PM
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Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan posted two points in Monday's victory.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist, along with a +2 rating and four shots on goal. Callahan will continue to be a solid fantasy option moving forward.
Center Steven Stamkos came to life on Monday night. | 10/13/2014 10:23 PM
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Center Steven Stamkos came to life on Monday night.
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Impact
After going goalless in the first two games of the season, Stamkos recorded a hat trick before the end of the second period. He also had a +1 rating and a ridiculous 12 shots on goal, in Tampa Bay's route over Montreal.
Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan is a must-start on Saturday. | 10/11/2014 11:25 AM
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Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan is a must-start on Saturday.
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Impact
Callahan was skating alongside Steven Stamkos and Ondrej Palat, taking the place of Tyler Johnson on the top line. Johnson was paired with Valteri Filppula and Alex Killorn. If Callahan skates with Stamkos and Palat in the game against the Senators on Saturday, then he must be in the lineup.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped 19-of-21 shots and had the game-winning assist against the Panthers on opening night. | 10/09/2014 10:27 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped 19-of-21 shots and had the game-winning assist against the Panthers on opening night.
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Impact
Bishop came out of the crease on a Panthers clear and passed the puck up ice to defenseman Victor Hedman. He had a wide open lane because the Panthers were in a line change, and Hedman scored to win the game. Bishop looked great in his first real action since early April. Bishop missed the playoffs with an injury.
Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman scored a game-winning, power-play goal in overtime against the Panthers Thursday. | 10/09/2014 10:23 PM
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Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman scored a game-winning, power-play goal in overtime against the Panthers Thursday.
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Impact
The Panthers had just cleared the puck but Lightning goal Ben Bishop came out of the crease and passed the puck up ice while Florida was in a line change. Hedman quickly gained the zone and snapped a shot passed Roberto Luongo to win, 3-2. Hedman also had an assist in the game.
Lightning winger Jonathan Drouin is expected to make team once he returns from a thumb injury, which won't be in time for the season opener. | 10/07/2014 1:43 PM
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Lightning winger Jonathan Drouin is expected to make team once he returns from a thumb injury, which won't be in time for the season opener.
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Impact
The third overall pick of the 2013 draft is dealing with fracture, which should keep him sidelined for another 1-2 weeks. As of now Drouin is penciled in, as the left wing on Tampa's top line. If he is able to stay there, Drouin holds major sleeper potential.
Lighting winger Ondrej Palat is line to for a 60-point season in 2014-15. | 09/27/2014 5:12 PM
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Lighting winger Ondrej Palat is line to for a 60-point season in 2014-15.
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Impact
He had 59 points in his first full NHL season, and at 23-years-old, should continue to improve. Palat should be on all owners' sleeper lists.
Lightning center Valtteri Filppula looks to build off a strong 2013-14 season. | 09/27/2014 5:09 PM
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Lightning center Valtteri Filppula looks to build off a strong 2013-14 season.
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Impact
In his first season in Tampa Bay, Filppula produced 25 goals and 33 assists. He should be able to at least duplicate those numbers, and as a result should be taken starting around the 15th round of your drafts.
Lightning center/winger Alex Killorn will start the season on Tampa Bay's second line. | 09/27/2014 5:06 PM
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Lightning center/winger Alex Killorn will start the season on Tampa Bay's second line.
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Impact
He is expected to start at left wing this year, and after coming off a 41-point season, will have a chance to improve upon those numbers. However, Killorn holds nothing more, than sleeper potential.
Tampa Bay right-wing Ryan Callahan will start the season playing next to Steven Stamkos, on the top line. | 09/27/2014 5:03 PM
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Tampa Bay right-wing Ryan Callahan will start the season playing next to Steven Stamkos, on the top line.
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Impact
His career high in points is 54 (2011-12 season). Callahan will have a chance to top that this season, but is not a recommended pick, until later in drafts.
Center Steven Stamkos debuted Friday night againstthe Stars. | 09/27/2014 5:00 PM
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Center Steven Stamkos debuted Friday night againstthe Stars.
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Impact
He managed an assist in a 6-3 win, and seems to completely healthy, after suffering a broken leg last season. Assuming Stamkos stays on the ice, he should be looking at another 50-goal, 90-point season. Stamkos should go later than the third overall pick in drafts.
Lightning winger Jonathan Drouin is expected to make team once he returns from a thumb injury. | 09/27/2014 4:54 PM
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Lightning winger Jonathan Drouin is expected to make team once he returns from a thumb injury.
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Impact
The third overall pick of the 2013 draft is dealing with fracture, which should keep him sidelined for another 2-3 weeks. As of now Drouin is penciled in, as the left wing on Tampa's top line. If he is able to stay there, Drouin holds major sleeper potential.
Tampa Bay re-signs Richard Panik | 07/11/2014 4:30 PM
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Richard Panik has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Erik Erlendsson on Twitter

Impact
Panik has three goals and 13 points in 50 games last season. He also had three goals and 11 points in 13 AHL games.
Philippe Paradis agrees to terms with TBL | 07/11/2014 11:57 AM
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Philippe Paradis has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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Impact
Paradis had 15 points and 118 penalty minutes in 56 games in 2013-14. He was originally taken by the Carolina Hurricanes with the 27th overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Tampa Bay signs Brenden Morrow to 1-year deal | 07/11/2014 10:08 AM
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The Tampa Bay Lightning have inked Brenden Morrow to a one-year deal.
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Impact
Morrow give the Lightning another veteran leader and a bit more grit, but he's no longer a noteworthy fantasy option in standard leagues. He had 25 points and 76 penalty minutes in 71 games with the St. Louis Blues last season.
Brett Connolly inks a two-way contract | 07/10/2014 5:09 PM
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Brett Connolly has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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Impact
Connolly excelled in the minors last season with 21 goals and 57 points in 66 games. He only logged 11 contests with Tampa Bay though and averaged 12:01 minutes in those games. He's had a hard time living up to the strong start he had to his career, but he's still young and has plenty of upside. This deal offers him a chance to prove that and potentially get a more lucrative contract next summer.
Jerome Samson signs one-year, two-way deal | 07/10/2014 2:53 PM
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Jerome Samson has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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Impact
Samson had 27 goals and 56 points in 68 NHL games in 2013-14. He might enjoy a stint or two with the Lightning over the course of the season, but he isn't expected to secure a regular spot with the team.
Adam Erne will have wrist surgery | 07/10/2014 9:56 AM
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Adam Erne is scheduled to have wrist surgery on Thursday.
Tampa Tribune

Impact
Erne is tentatively expected to need eight weeks to recover, but that timetable could be altered if the damage is revealed to be more significant than thought. If he is fully recovered in eight weeks, then he might still participate in the rookie tournament in September.
Anton Stralman: TBL is 'close to complete' | 07/09/2014 10:05 AM
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Anton Stralman thinks the Tampa Bay Lightning are "close to complete."
St. Petersburg Times

Impact
Stralman signed a five-year, $22.5 million contract with Tampa Bay on July 1. "This team really excites me," Stralman said. "I think this team is very promising. When you're making your choice, you want to see progress in a team in a positive way, and I think this team has all those good areas." Stralman made it to the Stanley Cup Final with the New York Rangers in 2014 and picked the Lightning as an unrestricted free agent after talking to former Rangers teammate and current Lightning forward Ryan Callahan.
Cody Kunyk agrees to terms with Lightning | 07/08/2014 3:59 PM
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Cody Kunyk has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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Impact
Kunyk had 22 goals and 43 points in 37 games with the University of of Alaska-Fairbanks last season. There's a chance that he'll make the Lightning's opening game roster, but he's more likely to be sent to the AHL.
Matthew Corrente signs with Lightning | 07/08/2014 9:59 AM
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Matthew Corrente has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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Impact
Corrente had 11 points and 136 penalty minutes in 72 AHL games in 2013-14. At the age of 26, he has six assists in 34 career NHL games.
Yzerman compares Anthony DeAngelo to Boyle | 07/07/2014 9:59 AM
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Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman thinks of Dan Boyle when evaluating Anthony DeAngelo.
Tampa Tribune

Impact
The Lightning took DeAngelo with the 19th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. "He's a guy that controls the game from the back end and can really skate and can really move the puck," Yzerman said. "I think your first impression of him, the way he wears his equipment, the way he skates, and he's a right-handed shot, it's a good comparison to Dan Boyle. I don't know if he's going to turn into Dan Boyle, but we'd be thrilled if he did. But that's who he reminds me of and the style of game that he has." DeAngelo certainly has the offensive potential to become a great option in fantasy leagues down the road. He had 15 goals and 71 points in 51 OHL games in 2013-14.
Matthew Peca's recovering from surgery | 07/06/2014 11:14 AM
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Matthew Peca had offseason shoulder surgery and is consequently not participating in on-ice activities during the Lightning's development camp.
Tampa Tribune

Impact
Peca had 12 goals and 38 points in 40 games with Quinnipiac University in 2013-14. He plans to return to college for his senior year. "There is still a lot I need to improve on, but I feel that I've matured as a player," said Peca. "We've had two good seasons the last two years (at school), but we haven't won anything. We've been to the Frozen Four, but we didn't win anything, so as a team we have a lot to prove."
Tampa Bay brings back Andrej Sustr | 07/04/2014 1:26 PM
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Andrej Sustr has signed a one-year, one-way contract with Tampa Bay.
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Impact
Sustr had eight points and 16 penalty minutes in 43 games with the Lightning last season. The 6-foot-8 blueliner was also credited with 26 hits and 36 blocked shots.
Tampa's Adam Erne dealing with wrist injury | 07/04/2014 8:27 AM
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Adam Erne is being held out of on-ice activities at Tampa Bay's development camp because of a wrist injury.
Tampa Tribune

Impact
It's still unclear if surgery is required, but he has an appointment after camp to get it checked out. Erne signed his entry-level contract with the Lightning in April.
Adam Wilcox faces interesting dilemna | 07/04/2014 8:25 AM
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Adam Wilcox could become a free agent at the end of next season.
Tampa Tribune

Impact
If Wilcox returns to school in the fall for a third season with the University of Minnesota then the NHL CBA allows him to become a free agent because it will be four years since he was drafted. Being behind Andrei Vasilevskiy and Kristers Gudlevskis on the depth chart could play into his decision. He led the Gophers to the national title game last season and he's played brilliantly throughout his USHL and college career.
Koekkoek (shoulder) at development camp | 07/03/2014 11:51 AM
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Slater Koekkoek is taking part in non-contact drills at Tampa Bay's five-day development camp, which opened on Wednesday.
St. Petersburg Times

Impact
He underwent shoulder surgery in March, but expects to be ready for training camp. Koekkoek had the same procedure on his left shoulder in each of his previous two seasons, which is a little concerning.
Jonathan Drouin is new and improved | 07/03/2014 11:45 AM
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Jonathan Drouin and the Tampa Bay Lightning believe heading back to junior last season made him a better player.
St. Petersburg Times

Impact
"As the year went on, Jonathan got better and better," GM Steve Yzerman said. "What I really like is when he went back (to juniors), he was the No. 1 penalty killer, ran the power play, played in all situations. We watched him play. He was dominating at both ends of the rink. His game evolved over one year. He got the opportunity there to do it, and I believe he's a better player because of it." Drouin feels he's further along too, but he knows he still has work to do before he can play in the NHL. "I'm closer than I was last year," he said Wednesday. "But it's not given to you. They proved it to me last year." Having said that, it would be very surprising if Drouin wasn't playing for the Lightning in 2014-15.
Lightning bring back former GM Jay Feaster | 07/03/2014 11:33 AM
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Jay Feaster has been hired as the executive director of community hockey development for the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Tampa Tribune

Impact
He was the general manager of Tampa Bay when the team won the Stanley Cup in 2004. An official announcement from the club is expected to come on Monday.
Evgeni Nabokov willing to accept reduced role | 07/02/2014 10:45 AM
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Evgeni Nabokov doesn't mind serving as a backup and as a mentor in Tampa Bay.
St. Petersburg Times

Impact
"Anytime my name is called, I'm going to be ready," he said. "Obviously I understand my age, and people talk about it. But I don't feel it. Nothing I can do with the situation. At this age, I'm fine with it. I'm still enjoying playing hockey. I still feel like I can help the team achieve a goal so that's why I'm still playing." He's excited to join the Lightning and he likes the direction the team is heading. He'll back up Ben Bishop in 2014-15 and he's expected to help goalie prospects Kristers Gudlevskis and Andrei Vasilevskiy as well.
Callahan helps Lightning sign former Rangers | 07/02/2014 10:39 AM
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Ryan Callahan was utilized as a key scout for the Tampa Bay Lightning during the free agent process.
St. Petersburg Times

Impact
The Bolts signed his former New York Rangers teammates Brian Boyle and Anton Stralman on the first day of free agency. GM Steve Yzerman said Callahan was a "wealth of information" for the team. Callahan was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent as well, but he re-upped with the Lightning on a six-year, $34.8 million pact last week.
Evgeni Nabokov agrees to terms with Lightning | 07/01/2014 5:58 PM
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Evgeni Nabokov has signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter

Impact
At this stage of Nabokov's career, he's not a starting goaltender and his deal with the Lightning can be seen as an acknowledgment of that. Ben Bishop is firmly cemented as the team's number one goaltender, but Nabokov should get a decent amount of starts by backup standards.
Tampa Bay gets Brian Boyle for three years | 07/01/2014 5:32 PM
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Brian Boyle has signed a three-year, $6.9 million contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter

Impact
Boyle had 18 points and 56 penalty minutes in 82 games with the New York Rangers in 2013-14. He's a solid bottom-six forward, but he doesn't have much value in standard fantasy league.
Lightning sign Mike Angelidis to 2-way deal | 07/01/2014 4:13 PM
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Mike Angelidis has signed another one-year, two-way contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Lightning.nhl.com

Impact
He picked up 12 goals, 33 points and 161 penalty minutes in 75 games with the AHL's Syracuse Crunch last season. Angelidis will probably play the majority of 2014-15 in the minors as well.
Tampa Bay signs Michael Blunden | 07/01/2014 3:53 PM
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Michael Blunden has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Erik Erlendsson on Twitter

Impact
Blunden had 37 points and 79 penalty minutes in 68 AHL games last season. He also played in seven contests with the Montreal Canadiens in 2013-14 and didn't record a point. At the age of 27, he should be regarded primarily as an organizational depth forward.
Stralman inks deal with Tampa for 5 years | 07/01/2014 2:34 PM
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The Lightning signed Anton Stralman to a five-year, $22.5 million deal.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Stralman is an underrated rearguard who blocks shots well and makes good decisions under pressure. He also has untapped offensive capabilities. That said, $22.5 million is a pretty big number for a player who had his breakout season in 2013-14 after a number of mediocre campaigns. Stralman could register 30 points with solid plus/minus totals making him a marginal fantasy selection.
Dmitry Korobov is heading to the KHL | 07/01/2014 10:53 AM
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Dmitry Korobov has agreed to a two-year contract with KHL Atlant.
Erik Erlendsson on Twitter

Impact
Korobov had 26 points and 64 penalty minutes in 71 AHL games in 2013-14. He also got his first taste of NHL action, registering an assist in three contests with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Lightning will seek internal replacements | 06/30/2014 11:14 AM
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Jonathan Drouin's chances of making the Lightning out of training camp improved when the team traded Nate Thompson, Teddy Purcell and B.J. Crombeen Sunday night.
St. Petersburg Times

Impact
GM Steve Yzerman expects those players to be replaced internally, so Drouin, Richard Panik and Brett Connolly will be intriguing players to watch at training camp. Tampa Bay may add some grit in free agency and a defenseman when free agency opens on Tuesday.
Lightning take Brayden Point with pick No. 79 | 06/28/2014 1:52 PM
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Brayden Point was picked by the Tampa Bay Lightning with the 79th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
He led Moose Jaw and tied for 12th in WHL scoring with 91 points (36 goals, 55 assists) in 72 games in 2013-14. According to the Director of NHL Central Scouting, Dan Marr: "What makes him stand out is that he's one of those guys who won't be denied. He has that competitive factor where he can go out there, make a difference and make it at a quick pace."
Johnathan MacLeod goes to Bolts at No. 57 | 06/28/2014 12:37 PM
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The Tampa Bay Lightning selected Johnathan MacLeod with the 57th overall pick in the 2014 NHL draft.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Whereas many of the North American defensive prospects are plus skaters and more in the offensive mold, MacLeod is the opposite. He isn't fast or very skilled, but he is a bruiser physically and makes the simple plays on offense, mobile enough to utilize an effective first pass out of the zone. The defenseman doesn't panic with the puck, enabling him to make good decisions. The hard-nosed MacLeod makes opponents work for every inch when he defends against them. Capable of logging a heavy workload, MacLeod is a Boston University commit, where he'll hone his shutdown capabilities.
Bolts take a chance on controversial DeAngelo | 06/28/2014 11:10 AM
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Tampa took a chance drafting controversial defenseman Anthony DeAngelo with the 19th overall pick in the 2014 entry draft.
Tampa Tribune

Impact
He has had behavioural issues as he was twice suspended this past season for violating the OHL's harassment, abuse and diversity policy. Although DeAngelo is a dynamic offensive talent who has elite level skills for a rearguard, it is surprising that the Bolts selected him given the bad press they recentyl had with former long-time player Ryan Malone. For his part, Lightning GM Steve Yzerman believes DeAngelo is not that big a risk. "We definitely had a long look at it,'' Yzerman said. "We did our homework with the people that he's played for, the people he played with, his family. We know the entire history and we think this is a young man with great potential. We've talked about the suspensions, how he's handled certain situations and that he is going to have to change if he's going to make it as a professional hockey player, and we believe in him. These kids are 18 or 19 years old, they are going to change, some of them change for the better, some change for the worse. We
Dominik Masin heads to Tampa at No. 35 | 06/28/2014 10:47 AM
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Dominik Masin went to the Tampa Bay Lightning with the 35th overall pick of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Masin is a force in the defensive end, and his offensive game has started to come around as well, creating some buzz for himself as the year went along. He is fundamentally sound on the defensive side, with great awareness. Masin is a hard-nosed defenseman who bangs bodies, can effectively block shots, defend one-on-one situations and clear the crease. He tallied 102 penalty minutes this past season. While he still needs to improve his foot speed and overall offensive skill set, evaluators have taken note of his uptick in offensive production: from nine points to 21 in the 2013-14 season.
Lightning take Anthony DeAngelo 19th overall | 06/27/2014 9:08 PM
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The Tampa Bay Lightning have taken defenseman Anthony DeAngelo with the 19th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
DeAngelo is an offensive-minded defenseman who led all Ontario Hockey League blueliners in assists (56) and points (71) during the 2013-14 campaign. He comes with baggage - he was suspended twice during the season for violating the OHL's harassment, abuse and diversity policy. All the same, some see him as being the best offensive defenseman in the draft, with stellar stick-handling ability. NHL Network analyst Craig Button likens DeAngelo to Sergei Zubov. DeAngelo is a smooth skater, likes to join the rush and sees the ice very well; he is adept at the stretch pass. He possesses excellent offensive awareness and a good, accurate shot. His risk-reward game has improved, though his defensive positioning needs work and he needs to get stronger. This is an exciting player who adds a dynamic player
Mark Barberio re-signs with the Lightning | 06/27/2014 7:56 PM
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The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Mark Barberio to a one-year/one-way contract.
Erik Erlendsson on Twitter

Impact
In the middle of the NHL draft, the Lightning thought that this announcement was so important, it had to be done now. Barberio had five goals and 10 points in 49 games this season and should be a five-six defenseman with Tampa Bay in the 2014-15 season.
Tampa Bay acquires prospect Jeff Costello | 06/27/2014 3:41 PM
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The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired Jeff Costello from Vancouver as part of the Jason Garrison deal.
Canucks.nhl.com on Twitter

Impact
Costello had 22 points and 73 penalty minutes in 40 NCAA games in 2013-14. Vancouver got him from Ottawa in March in exchange for Patrick Mullen.
Vancouver trades Jason Garrison to Lightning | 06/27/2014 3:37 PM
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The Vancouver Canucks have dealt Jason Garrison, Jeff Costello, and a seventh round pick to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for the 2014 50th overall selection.
Canucks.nhl.com on Twitter

Impact
In Garrison, the Tampa Bay Lightning are adding a top-four blueliner that can chip in with the man advantage. He's a good bet to record 30-40 points if he can stay healthy. It's a bit surprising that the Canucks didn't get more for him though given that his $4.6 million annual cap hit looks pretty fair under the current market standards. Either way, this is a good pickup for Tampa Bay.
J.T. Brown agrees to two-year/$1.9mil deal | 06/25/2014 6:54 PM
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J.T. Brown has inked a two-year, $1.9 million deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Darren Dreger on Twitter

Impact
Brown will earn $925k in 2014-15 and $975k the following season. He would have otherwise become a restricted free agent this summer after scoring four goals and 19 points in 63 games.
Winger Ryan Callahan is staying with the Lightning on a six-year deal worth $34.8 million. | 06/25/2014 3:02 PM
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Winger Ryan Callahan is staying with the Lightning on a six-year deal worth $34.8 million.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
Callahan had six goals and five assists in 20 games after the Rangers traded him to Tampa Bay for Martin St. Louis. The gritty forward has accumulated 265 points in 470 career games.
Callahan signing completes NYR-TBL trade | 06/25/2014 11:02 AM
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Because Ryan Callahan re-signed with Tampa Bay, the Lightning will give the Rangers their 2015 second-round pick to complete the Martin St. Louis trade.
The Bergen Record

Impact
The Rangers will also give the Lightning their 2015 seventh-round pick. The Rangers also owe the Lightning their first round picks in 2014 and 2015, in part because they reached Eastern Conference Final, which upgraded the 2014 selection from a second to first round pick.
Ryan Callahan signs six-year/$34.8 mil deal | 06/25/2014 9:39 AM
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Ryan Callahan has agreed to a six-year, $34.8 million contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter

Impact
Tampa Bay got Callahan as part of the Martin St. Louis deal. Callahan is the type of player that's more valuable to his team than he is to most fantasy squads. In a good season he'll get you 40-50 points, but his true value comes in what he brings to the locker room and the physical nature of his game. If you're in a league that uses hits and blocked shots than he's usually worth a look, but he'll be more-or-less a non-factor in standard leagues in 2014-15.
Report: Callahan close to signing with TBL | 06/25/2014 8:26 AM
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The Tampa Bay Lightning are reportedly on the verge of locking up Ryan Callahan.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter

Impact
Callahan is expected to get a five or six year deal worth more than $5.5 million annually. The Lightning will partially offset the short-term impact by buying out the final season of Ryan Malone's seven-year, $31.5 million contract.
Report: Tampa Bay buys out Ryan Malone | 06/25/2014 8:24 AM
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The Tampa Bay Lightning have reportedly bought out Ryan Malone.
St. Petersburg Times

Impact
That's not too surprising after Malone scored just five goals and 15 points in 57 games in 2013-14. The Lightning will save $4.5 million in cap space for the 2014-15 campaign as they still had a compliance buyout available. That will free up some room to comfortably work Ryan Callahan into their budget.
Talks with Ryan Callahan hit 'critical stage' | 06/24/2014 11:59 AM
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Negotiations between the Lightning and Ryan Callahan have reached a "critical stage," according to agent Steve Bartlett.
St. Petersburg Times

Impact
The two sides don't appear to be close to agreeing to an extension, but Bartlett says there has been some progress. He added that there's still work to do in order to the close the gap. Even if Callahan remains unsigned on July 1, it's possible that he could end up staying in Tampa Bay.
Ben Bishop feels he has unfinished business | 06/23/2014 8:47 AM
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Ben Bishop said the 2013-14 season "almost feels like it was incomplete" after he was forced to sit out the end of the year with a wrist injury and a dislocated elbow.
St. Petersburg Times

Impact
He missed the last three games of the regular season and the first round of the playoffs. Bishop had surgery on his wrist in April to repair a torn ligament and his elbow is close to 100 percent. He expects to be ready for training camp and is projected to start skating in August. The Lightning will probably have to claim a playoff spot in 2014-15 for Bishop to fulfill his unfinished business, but it could serve as motivation during the regular season.
Lightning have a schedule conflict on Apr. 7 | 06/23/2014 8:33 AM
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Tampa Bay has a scheduling conflict on one of their home dates.
Tampa Tribune

Impact
Their contest against Montreal on April 7 is the same date that an NCAA Women's Basketball championship game is slated to take place. "We are aware of the scheduling conflict for the April 7 date and we are working with all involved parties on a proper resolution," Lightning spokesman Bill Wickett said. The NHL hasn't responded to the issue yet, according to the Tampa Tribune.
Cooper humbled by Jack Adams nomination | 06/22/2014 11:09 AM
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Jon Cooper is humbled to be listed alongside Mike Babcock and Patrick Roy as a finalist for the Jack Adams Award.
St. Petersburg Times

Impact
"My name is being thrown around with Patrick Roy. He's still a Hall of Fame goaltender in this league. And Mike Babcock . is probably eventually going to be a Hall of Fame coach in the league," Cooper said. "So it's one of those, 'Which name is not like the other?' That's kind of what I am." Cooper got nominated because his Tampa Bay Lightning managed to make the playoffs despite losing Steve Stamkos for most of the year and then watching Martin St. Louis be traded once Stamkos was finally healthy.
Anders Lindback won't get QO from Lightning | 06/21/2014 10:30 PM
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The Lightning will not give Anders Lindback a qualifying offer.
Tampa Tribune

Impact
Lindback will become an unrestricted free agent July 1. General manager Steve Yzerman said that Lindback will still be considered. He'd require an offer equal to $2.2 million. "We are going to look and see what is out there, but (Lindback) is on the list," Yzerman said. Lindback had a 8-12-2 record, 2.90 goals-against average and .891 save percentage for the Lighting this past season.
Anders Lindback still in 'mix' for Lightning | 06/21/2014 7:55 PM
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The Lightning are still considering re-signing Anders Lindback.
St. Petersburg Times

Impact
The team has been busy signing its restricted free agents in recent weeks, but no deal has been struck with the back-up net minder. "He's still in the mix," general manager Steve Yzerman said. "They understand what I'm trying to do at this point and he's still a guy we're considering signing for next year." Lindback posted a 8-12-2 record, 2.90 goals-against average and .891 save percentage this past season, while earning $2.2 million
Yzerman: We 'really' want to keep Callahan | 06/21/2014 7:50 PM
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Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said there's been "really good discussions" with Ryan Callahan's camp.
St. Petersburg Times

Impact
Callahan's two-way game fit well under coach John Cooper, and the winger said he enjoyed his time in Tampa Bay. He becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1. "We still have some time," Yzerman said. "We'd really like to keep Ryan in the organization, and we're going to continue to work. I'd like to get a deal done before he reaches free agency." Callahan earned $4.825 million last season, so it will be interesting to see how much Yzerman is willing to give the 29-year-old who recorded 36 points, 17 of which were goals.
Ryan Callahan likely to test free agency | 06/20/2014 8:37 AM
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It's looking more likely that Ryan Callahan will test the free agent market on July 1.
St. Petersburg Times

Impact
He's still talking to the Lightning about staying in Tampa Bay, but he can start talking to other teams next Wednesday before free agency begins. Callahan recorded 17 goals and 36 points in 65 games with New York and Tampa in 2013-14.
Andrej Sustr, Lightning are talking contract | 06/19/2014 10:34 AM
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Andrej Sustr and the Tampa Bay Lightning are currently negotiating on a new contract.
Joe Smith on Twitter

Impact
He is slated to be a restricted free agent in July. Sustr suited up in 43 games for the Lightning during the 2013-14 season, where the 6-foot-8, 225-pound blueliner recorded eight points and a plus-3 rating.

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