Drouin (undisclosed) remains out of the lineup Friday against the Capitals, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports. While Drouin won't rejoin the lineup Friday, his presence at practice during the morning certainly suggests his return may be near. His next chance to do so will come Saturday against the Islanders, so expect an update on his status at some point prior to the contest.
Coach Jon Cooper indicated Wednesday that Drouin (undisclosed) remains day-to-day and was unsure whether or not he could play this week, Bryan Burns of NHL.comThe news effectively rules him out for at least Wednesday's game, though it sounds as though that absence could extend through at least the weekend. His next chance to return would come Friday against the Capitals, but it wouldn't be surprising it seems more likely than not that he'll miss that contest as well.
Drouin (undisclosed) participated in practice Sunday, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Drouin missed each of the last three games because of the undisclosed issue, resulting in his placement on injured reserve. However, the Lightning sent three players back to AHL Syracuse, which could signify that Drouin will be available for Wednesday's game against the Kings.
Drouin (lower body) won't play Thursday against the Rangers, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The exact nature of Drouin's injury remains unclear, but it must be relatively severe, as Thursday will mark the second straight game he will miss with the ailment. The 20-year-old forward, who has tallied six points (one goal, five assists) in 14 games this season, will hope to return to action Saturday against the Ducks.
Drouin (undisclosed) is expected to miss Thursday's game against the Rangers, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Drouin's injury remains a bit of a mystery, but Thursday would mark his second straight game missed because of it. Given the Lightning's ever-growing list of injured forwards, the club is expected to call up another forward for the contest to add some depth. If Drouin indeed misses the tilt as expected, his next chance to return would come Saturday against the Ducks.
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