Lightning Rumors & News

  • Lightning won't 'rush' Stamkos

    NHL.com "Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos did not play in a scrimmage Sunday and is questionable to participate Monday, according to Erik Erlendsson of The Tampa Tribune. Lightning coach Jon Cooper said the plan is to take it easy with Stamkos, who broke his leg in a game against the Boston..." September 22

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    Joe Smith @TBTimes_JSmith

    Caught up briefly w Sami Salo recently. Says he would like to play this season but is still recovering from a wrist injury. Not healthy yet

  • NHL training camp: Jonathan Drouin leads prospects to watch

    CBSSports.com "In a matter of days, NHL teams will open their camps with all the familiar faces of regular roster players and established veterans that signed as free agents. Those will be all the names most NHL fans know, but perhaps the most interesting players to watch during training camps are the prospects..." September 15

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    Joe Smith @TBTimes_JSmith

    #tblightning defenseman Slater Koekkoek was excited for this weekend's tournament, his surgically-repaired shoulders finally both healthy

  • Irving picks KHL over Lightning camp invite

    Pro Hockey Talk "Leland Irving won’t be attending the Tampa Bay Lightning’s training camp after all. Although he was invited, Irving has instead opted to sign a one-year contract with the KHL’s Salavat Yulaev Ufa, per the Tampa Tribune’s Erik Erlendsson. Irving was selected by the Calgary Flames with the 26th..." September 13

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    Erik Erlendsson @erlendssonTBO

    Agent for Leland Irving, Ritch Winter, now confirms his client has signed a deal with Salavat, will not be attending #tblightning camp

  • Bolts’ Drouin is eager to make leap

    Tampa Tribune "Expectations of greatness swirl all around Jonathan Drouin. In just the past month, the 19-year-old has been called the top prospect not in the NHL by ESPN.com and most recently by NHL.com, which ranked the 5-foot-11, 185-pound forward at the top of the list of top-60 prospects heading into the..." September 11

  • Lightning's Drouin highlights Top 60 prospects

    NHL.com "The star power in the League today is obvious, from Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers to Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings. But that's the present. What about the stars of the future? To answer..." September 10

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    Joe Smith @TBTimes_JSmith

    Leland Irving is coming on a training camp invite with #tblightning, per rosters put up for physicals

  • Twitter slip aside, Bolts' Stamkos has strong summer

    Tampa Tribune "As Steven Stamkos went about his business this summer, strengthening his surgically repaired broken leg, he sent the hockey world abuzz with the slip of a finger. While scrolling through his Twitter feed, the Lightning captain came across a story in The Hockey News about the possibility of..." September 05

  • Deal gives Tampa's Forum a new name: Amalie Arena

    Tampa Tribune "The “Tampa Bay Times” name will soon come down from the Forum in downtown Tampa, replaced by a new name “Amalie Arena,” named for the as-yet little-known oil and lubricants company based at Port Tampa Bay. The transition thus ends a 12-year run when the St. Petersburg-based paper held the..." September 04

  • Former Avs defenseman Cory Sarich details horrific bike accident

    Denver Post "Hockey-tough Cory Sarich is living proof that you can get run over by the wheel of a three-quarter ton truck and walk away. But the former Avalanche defenseman, will never bike again. He has kept his splintered cycling helmet for teaching purposes, but ordered officials to get rid of the the rest..." August 30

  • Lightning’s Vinik plans downtown office building

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik plans a major new office building downtown, revealing yet one more piece of a larger vision for remaking the area around the Forum with new buildings, restaurants, shops and hotels. Last week, a company controlled by Vinik filed a rezoning request with the..." August 27

  • Lightning's Bishop hoping wrist is close to 100 percent before season starts

    TheScore.com "Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop recently offered insight into the wrist injury that hindered him for much of last season. The Vezina Trophy finalist told Dan Rosen of NHL.com he suffered the injury in January, and dealt with lingering effects throughout the remainder of the..." August 26

  • Ex-Bolt Ryan Malone pleads no contest to DUI

    Tampa Tribune "Former Tampa Bay Lightning player Ryan Malone pleaded no contest Tuesday to driving under the influence and agreed to enter pretrial intervention program on a cocaine possession charge. Malone was adjudicated guilty for DUI and then sentenced to 12 months probation, a Hillsborough County court..." August 20

  • Lightning strike twice with Yzerman, Cooper combo

    Pro Hockey Talk "They don’t have the hardware of, say, Dean Lombardi + Darryl Sutter or Stan Bowman + Joel Quenneville, yet the Tampa Bay Lightning’s front office duo of GM Steve Yzerman and head coach Jon Cooper seem like they have the potential to do something special. Sure, they both took very different..." August 16

  • Lightning Malone told police he didn't know where cocaine came from

    Tampa Bay Times "When a Tampa police officer pulled out a zip-lock bag of cocaine out of Ryan Malone's back pocket during an April 11 DUI arrest, the former Lightning wing was stunned. "Oh my God," he told officer Andrew Visser. Malone, 34, waived his Miranda rights and told Visser he didn't know where the..." August 13

  • Lightning prospects ranked No. 1 by ESPN

    Tampa Tribune "One season removed from having two Calder Trophy finalists, the Lightning still have two of the top prospects in hockey, according to ESPN. In ESPN’s ranking of the top 100 drafted prospects, Jonathan Drouin checks in at No. 1 among skaters, while Andrei Vasilevskiy is ranked first among..." August 13

  • Lightning one of many teams using advanced stats

    Tampa Bay Times "It's not exactly Moneyball - or, more appropriately, Moneypuck - but there has been a lot of buzz this summer about the NHL's use of advanced stats. Sports like baseball have been more at the forefront when it comes to using analytics, and it's easier to track such numbers because of the pace..." August 07

  • Lightning coach wants to slow the bandwagon down a bit

    Pro Hockey Talk "People might quibble with a move here or there, but many would agree that an already sneaky-good Tampa Bay Lightning team got quite a bit better this summer. Maybe that’s why head coach Jon Cooper seemed a little nervous about giving up that “sneaky” part while chatting with NHL.com. “Make..." August 04

  • Bolts’ Pyatt joins brother in Swiss league

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’ll be a Pyatt family reunion in Geneve-Servette next season. On Monday, the Swiss-based club announced it agreed to terms with former Tampa Bay forward Tom Pyatt, news that came roughly two weeks after the team inked his brother, veteran NHLer Taylor Pyatt." August 04

  • Lightning’s Bishop fears being a ‘one-hit wonder’

    Tampa Bay Times "Lightning goalie Ben Bishop says anyone would love a long-term deal, especially coming off a season in which he was a Vezina Trophy finalist as the league's top goalie. But Bishop, 27, was more than happy to receive a two-year, $11.9 extension Saturday, which with a no-trade clause will keep..." August 03

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    This is probably already out there but in case: Ben Bishop 2 x $5.95 M AAV

  • On Steven Stamkos' Toronto temptation

    CBSSports.com "Leave it to a promotional ball hockey event in late July to stir up one of the hottest discussions in hockey. If that isn't a true sign of it being the offseason, I don't know what is. Steven Stamkos' appearance at said event, held in Toronto, afforded media in attendance the opportunity to ask..." July 26

  • After LeBron went home, Stamkos understands but ignores Leafs speculation

    Winnipeg Free Press "LeBron James going home to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers led to speculation about whether a star NHL player might do the same in the near future. Naturally, Steven Stamkos was at the centre of that speculation. The Tampa Bay Lightning captain and Markham, Ont., native could be an..." July 23

  • Drouin grew by spending extra season in juniors

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2012-13 QMJHL Halifax Mooseheads were a superb team with top prospects Jonathan Drouin and Nathan MacKinnon leading the charge. They were taken with the third and first overall picks in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft respectably and that’s where their careers began down different paths. MacKinnon..." July 13

  • Lightning sign Brenden Morrow and Philippe Paradis

    NHL.com "The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent forward Brenden Morrow to a one-year contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Tampa Bay also signed forward Philippe Paradis (pair-ah-DEE) to a one-year, two-way contract. Morrow, 6-foot, 205 pounds, played in 71..." July 12

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    Hockey Central @SNHockeyCentral

    Tampa Bay Lightning re-sign forward Richard Panik to a one-year, two-way contract.

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    #TBLightning have signed forward Brenden Morrow to a 1-year deal, team announces.

  • Bolts prospect Erne to get wrist surgery

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Adam Erne will undergo wrist surgery on Thursday, Erne announced via his official Twitter account Wednesday night. Erne, the team’s second-round pick in 2013, was held out of skating drills at last week’s prospect development camp because of the wrist injury and..." July 10

  • Lightning sign Jerome Samson to a one-year deal

    Fox Sports Florida "The Tampa Bay Lightning signed forward Jerome Samson to a one-year, two-way contract on Thursday. Samson, 26, played in 68 games for the St. John's IceCaps of the American Hockey League last season. He earned 27 goals with 56 points. A native of Greenfield Park, Quebec, he was second on St...." July 10

  • Stralman says Lightning "close to complete"

    Tampa Bay Times "New Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman is a huge heavy metal music fan, and can string a few tunes himself. Stralman, 27, said when he and his wife Johanna moved in together in 2005, he had to give up video games, so he decided to buy a guitar for his 19th birthday. He’s no Slash, but can play..." July 09

  • Lightning’s top pick receives high praise

    Tampa Tribune "Shortly after Tampa Bay took defenseman Anthony DeAngelo with the 19th overall pick in last month’s NHL draft, the latest first-round selection from the Sarnia Sting chosen by the Lightning received a text message from another Sarnia alumni chosen by Tampa Bay in the first round — Steven..." July 07

  • Koekkoek ready to put shoulder injuries behind him

    Tampa Bay Times "Considering the hard-luck D Slater Koekkoek has had with injuries, it’d be easy for him to be down. But after Koekkoek’s last three seasons have ended in shoulder surgeries – two on his left, the latest on his right – he and the Lightning have to look on the bright side. “The good news is,..." July 06

  • No hard feelings between Lightning prospects Jonathan Drouin, Adam Erne

    Tampa Bay Times "RW Jonathan Drouin and LW Adam Erne's lockers are side by side during this week's Lightning development camp. It might be symbolic because there's no friction between the two prospects. "We're cool," Erne said at the Ice Sports Forum. "We're friends." The duo has moved on since Erne's..." July 05

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    Erik Erlendsson @erlendssonTBO

    #tblightning have re-signed D Andrej Sustr @AndrejSustr to a one year, one way contract

  • Good young goaltenders might cost Lightning top prospect

    Tampa Tribune "The core of the Lightning’s organizational strength — goaltending depth — is front and center at this week’s prospect development camp as the top three goaltenders in Tampa Bay’s system show off why the future is so bright in net. But that strength could also prove to be a detriment, and the..." July 04

  • Former GM Feaster back with Lightning

    Tampa Tribune "The Lightning are bringing back a link to their championship past. Tampa Bay on Wednesday hired former general manager Jay Feaster to serve as executive director of community hockey development. Feaster served as Lightning GM when Tampa Bay won the Stanley Cup in 2004. The announcement is..." July 03

  • Jonathan Drouin ready to make impact with Lightning

    Tampa Bay Times "The Lightning relied more on rookies than any other team last season. A league-high eight played in at least 40 games. Thirteen saw action overall. Two, Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat, were finalists for the Calder Trophy, the league's rookie of the year award. But wing Jonathan Drouin, the..." July 03

  • Nabokov excited about joining Lightning

    Tampa Bay Times "Veteran goaltender Evgeni Nabokov said he had a few options during free agency, but once the Lightning called, it became his No. 1 focus. "It pretty much starts from the top, with Steve Yzerman, the coach, and the depth of the team is going to get better," Nabokov said. "I like the direction of..." July 02

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Anton Stralman's deal with the #TBLightning included a $2M signing bonus, which is more than he earned all of last season.

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Evgeny Nabokov signs a one-year deal with TB.

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Tampa signs Mike Blunden to two-way deal, $600,000/$200,000

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    The #TBLightning have resigned forward Mike Angelidis. He was the Syracuse Crunch captain the last two years.

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    When Jarome Iginla signs, I expect it will be a three-year deal. TB, COL and VAN are the finalists.

  • Bolts d-man Korobov signs in Russia

    Pro Hockey Talk "Tampa Bay Lightning d-man Dmitry Korobov has signed with Atlant Mytishchi of the KHL, the club announced on Tuesday. Korobov, 25, signed a two-year entry-level deal with Tampa in 2012 after a stint with KHL Dynamo Minsk. The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Belorussian rearguard spent most of his time in..." July 01

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Brian Boyle to TB. Three years, $2.3M AAV.

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    Nick Kypreos @RealKyper

    With Stralman gone to #Lightning many suggesting Niskanen now a potential fit with #Avalanche

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Anton Stralman lands with #TBLightning on five-year deal.

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    COL, MIN, TB, VAN still in on Jarome Iginla.