Lightning's Ondrej Palat: Playing Tuesday

Palat (undisclosed) participated in line rushes during pregame warm-ups, indicating he'll be in the lineup for Tuesday's game against Columbus, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Palat will slot into a top-six role against the Blue Jackets, skating with Tyler Johnson and Nikita Kucherov on Tampa Bay's top line. The 25-year-old winger has been heating up of late after a relatively slow start to the season, having tallied six points (two goals, four assists) in his last five games.

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