Player News - Lightning

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Mathieu Joseph scored the only goal for the Lightning in a 4-1 loss to the Hurricanes on Tuesday night.

Joseph scored a powerplay goal early in the third period to cut the Hurricanes’ lead to two. The goal made the score 3-1 and came with 15:22 left in the period. Taylor Raddysh and Tyler Johnson collected assists on the goal. With the performance, the 21-year old is looking to increase his chances of earning himself an opening night spot on what is already a crowded forward group for the Lightning.
Sep 18 - 10:26 PM

Jake Dotchin has cleared waivers.

The Bolts placed Dotchin on waivers to terminate his contract, citing a "material breach" as the reason. According to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, Dotchin and his agent are looking into appealing the Lightning's decision to terminate the contract. The 24-year-old had three goals and eight assists in 48 games last season.
Sep 15 - 12:11 PM

Jake Dotchin has been placed on unconditional waivers by Tampa Bay.

The Lightning intend to terminate Dotchin's contract, citing a "material breach" for the reason. The team didn't elaborate on the situation beyond that. Dotchin skated in 48 games with Tampa Bay last season and he posted 11 points.
Sep 14 - 12:18 PM

Ryan Callahan (shoulder) won't be ready when training camp opens.

Callahan is on scheduled in his recovery, but likely won't be available until at least November following off-season surgery to repair a torn labrum.
Sep 13 - 1:35 PM

Steve Yzerman believes that Julien BriseBois is "more than ready" to succeed him as General Manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Yzerman stepped down as GM of the Lightning on Tuesday and will move to a senior adviser role. Tampa Bay made five playoff appearances in eight seasons with Yzerman as the GM, which included three trips to the conference final and a Stanley Cup Final appearance in 2015. BriseBois has worked under Yzerman as an assistant during that time.
Source: TSN.ca
Sep 11 - 6:27 PM

Steve Yzerman has stepped down as General Manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Joe Smith of The Athletic is also reporting that Julien BriseBois will take over as GM. Yzerman will take a job in an advisory role with the organization. Tampa Bay hasn't announced made anything official yet, but a press conference is scheduled for later this afternoon.
Sep 11 - 1:14 PM

Don't be surprised if Anthony Cirelli carves out a role with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season.

"It just seems that [general manager] Steve [Yzerman] and [director of amateur scouting] Al [Murray] find a way to find these guys that are coming up," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "Does Cirelli count as a guy that might have an impact next year? No question. Are there other guys coming up from Syracuse? No question. And I think that is what has really helped our organization. ... You don't know who the next person is going to be." Cirelli had five goals and six assists in 18 games last season.
Source: NHL.com
Aug 26 - 3:51 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed a three-year contract with the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL.

The Solar Bears will become the Lightning's second farm team after the AHL's Syracuse Crunch. "We are extremely happy to welcome the Orlando Solar Bears into the Lightning organization today," Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said. "The Solar Bears organization has demonstrated a strong commitment to success that has paid off with numerous playoff appearances. We look forward to being a part of their future accomplishments while also developing our prospects in a world class environment."
Aug 19 - 8:09 AM

Ryan Callahan (shoulder) hit the ice for the first time since undergoing surgery on May 31st.

Callahan hit the ice with some of his Lightning teammates at Tampa's practice facility. The fact that the 33-year-old is already able to skate and stickhandle is a good sign for his recovery. "It's good to get back on the ice," Callahan said following Wednesday's workout. "Shoulder felt good. Everything that I did out there - obviously no shooting yet - doing some stickhandling, working on the skating, everything went well." Callahan had five goals and 18 points in 67 games last season. The veteran is expected to be back in the lineup in November, which means he'll miss the first month of the season. This is the third time in four years that he's undergone offseason surgery. He shouldn't be owned in any standard fantasy leagues.
Aug 15 - 4:56 PM

Brayden Point has one more season left on his entry-level contract.

Point has been a key member of the Lightning during his first two years in the NHL. He has accumulated 50 goals and 106 points in 150 games. He is also coming off a playoff run over which he recorded 16 points in 17 matches. Tampa Bay may consider giving him a long-term deal, but a bridge agreement is a possibility as well because the team already has long-term money tied to several players.
Aug 10 - 7:01 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy could cash in when his contract expires after the 2019-20 season.

"If (Vasilevskiy) wins the Cup and MVP, then he'll get (Carey) Price money," one agent, who does not represent Vasilevskiy, told The Athletic. "Otherwise, between $8-8.5 million AAV." Anaheim recently signed John Gibson an eight-year deal with an average annual value of $6.4 million. "(Vasilevskiy) may eclipse Gibson AAV but it's all dependent on goalie market overall," said another agent. "Teams are starting to pay on potential more than past performance, so that will affect things." Vasilevskiy recorded superb numbers last season, while finishing third in Vezina Trophy voting.
Aug 10 - 6:09 PM

Alex Volkov could be in the running for a roster spot with the Lightning in 2018-19.

Volkov was one of the last cuts last fall. He went on to lead the AHL's Syracuse Crunch with 23 goals in 2017-18 and he registered 45 points in 75 games. Volkov also had three goals and three helpers in seven playoff outings. He could be worth keeping an eye on at training camp along with Mathieu Joseph and Mitchell Stephens.
Aug 10 - 5:27 PM

Cal Foote is eager to show the progress he has made when he attends Tampa Bay's training camp.

"I've continued to work on all aspects of my game whether it's improving my skating or just trying to be a smarter player on the ice," Foote said. "It was disappointing to miss out on development camp because there are so many great coaches and instructors to work with, but I'll be ready for camp, and my goal is to make the team." He finished his WHL career with a 70-point effort over 60 games last season. Foote will probably start the 2018-19 campaign in the minors with Syracuse, which is where he finished last year.
Jul 31 - 11:30 AM

Derek Lalonde has been hired by Tampa Bay to serve as an assistant coach.

Lalonde spent the previous two season as the head coach of the AHL's Iowa Wild. Before that he was the bench boss of the ECHL's Toledo Walleye for two campaigns.
Jul 13 - 11:32 AM

Adam Erne has signed a one-year, $800,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Erne scored three goals and four points in 23 games with Tampa Bay last season. He also had 12 goals and 26 points in 41 AHL contests.
Jul 11 - 12:43 PM


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