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Lightning's Anton Stralman: Takes twirl on practice ice
Stralman (upper body) skated Saturday at the Lightning's optional skate, reports the Tampa Bay Times.
He has missed 15 games and is set to be re-evaluated on Dec. 12. Stralman wasn't ready to say how close to a return he was, but his return is not imminent.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Louis Domingue: Winning ways continue
Domingue made 29 saves Saturday in a 7-1 win over Colorado.
He's standing tall in the crease while Andrei Vasilevskiy's ankle heals. But it is important to note that his save percentage (.906) is relatively low in comparison to most starters. As long as the Bolts keep scoring, Domingue will deliver you win after win.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Tyler Johnson: Quietly effective
Johnson scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 7-1 win over Colorado.
Johnson has five points in his last five games and 22 in 30 this season. Much to our surprise, that's a 60-point pace. There's room for scorers like Johnson on most fantasy squads. Check your wire.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Ondrej Palat: First goals of season
Palat scored twice Saturday in a 7-1 win over Colorado.
These were his first two goals of the season. Palat has played 15 games, so this was a long time coming. His fantasy value is tied to his health and that's often a tough challenge. Palat can't stay on the ice most seasons and has missed time every season for the last five. Roll the dice on him, but be prepared to either bench him or send him to the wire.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Puts team on his back
Stamkos scored twice and added two assists in Saturday's 7-1 victory over the Avalanche.
One goal came on the power play. The other stood as the game-winner. After a quiet start to the season, Stammer is sitting with 30 points in 31 games. He has 13 points, including five goals, in his last 10 games. Yes, Stamkos' game has changed and he's become more of a playmaker than a sniper. But he's still on pace to score more than 30 goals. There's plenty of fantasy value in that. Use him well.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Louis Domingue: Starts against Colorado
Domingue will man the crease Saturday against Colorado, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
Domingue has won his last four starts and holds a 12-4-0 record this season. The Quebec native, with a 3.07 GAA and .903 save percentage in 16 starts, has played well in place of Andrei Vasilevskiy (foot) who is still weeks away from returning. Domingue will be in tough Saturday against an Avalanche team scoring 3.69 goals per game, second-most in the NHL.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Ahead of schedule
Vasilevskiy (foot) could return to practice early next week and Lightning goalie coach Frantz Jean indicated he could return "sooner than later," Caley Chelios of Fox Sports reports.
It was suggested just a couple days ago by coach Jon Cooper that Vasilevskiy was still weeks away from returning, but it appears that he's made some significant strides of late. His return to the ice early next week could put him on track to return sometime in the middle of the month, though it will be worth monitoring his progress along the way.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Partakes in optional skate
Vasilevskiy (foot) took part in an optional skate Saturday, Nick Kelly of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Vasilevskiy isn't expected to return for a few weeks, but it's encouraging that the elite netminder is back on the ice in any capacity. The Bolts have been resilient even without Vasi, as they're currently riding a five-game winning streak with eight victories in the past 10 games to remain atop the league standings. Louis Domingue has received most of the starts with the traditional starter unavailable between the pipes.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Anton Stralman: Out at least another week
Stralman (upper body) will be reevaluated in a week, ruling him out for at least the next three games, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
This is the second time Stralman's return has been pushed back. The blueliner has missed the past 13 games dating back to Nov. 8. Prior to getting hurt, the Swede was stuck in a 10-game goal drought, though he did manage to register five helpers during that stretch. Even without a spot on the power play, Stralman is averaging 22:25 of ice time and should continue to see big minutes once given the all-clear.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Still weeks away
Vasilevskiy (foot) is still a few weeks away from returning to action, according to coach Jon Cooper.
This most recent update likely puts Vasilevskiy's return date on the tail end of his initial 4-6 week timeline. Fortunately for the Lightning faithful, backup Louis Domingue has performed well in the Russian netminder's absence. With nine wins in his first 13 outings, the 24-year-old Vasilevskiy seemed poised to compete for the Vezina Trophy, but his extended absence could eliminate him from contention in the eyes of the award's voters.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Louis Domingue: Back in goal
Domingue will rock the home cage against the visiting Bruins on Thursday, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
Domingue will rejoin the action after watching 28-year-old goalie Eddie Pasquale hang on for a shootout win over the Red Wings in his NHL debut Monday. But let's face it -- you're not using Domingue in fantasy hockey due to his ratios, as he's currently working with a 3.14 GAA and .900 save percentage through 15 games. Rather, the 26-year-old is a popular streaming option due to the fact that he's won 11 of 15 games and is supported by the league's best offense. He'll go to work against a Bruins club that is only 5-6-4 away from Boston this season.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Edward Pasquale: Victorious in first career start
Pasquale allowed five goals between 19 saves in Tuesday's 6-5 shootout win over Detroit.
Early jitters may have played a role as Pasquale entered the crease for the first time in his NHL career, facing an organization he spent time with as a minor leaguer. The big goalie settled down after a rough first period, allowing Tampa to come from behind. Pasquale will take a back seat to Louis Domingue most nights as long as heralded starter Andrei Vasilevskiy (foot) misses time, but at least now we know the 28-year-old can handle the pressure of the big stage.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's J.T. Miller: Breaks goal drought
Miller scored a goal on his lone shot during Tuesday's 6-5 shootout win over Detroit.
Miller scored for the first time in 13 games during the thrilling shootout victory. It was the sixth goal of the season for the winger, who has been inconsistent despite his 20 points in 29 games played.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Cedric Paquette: Forces overtime
Paquette scored a goal while firing two shots during Tuesday's 6-5 shootout win over Detroit.
Paquette's goal was vital in the comeback, as his shorthanded tally tied the score and forced overtime. The goal was his seventh of the season and the third in his last four games, putting him on a pace to easily surpass his career-high 12 set in 2014-15.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Yanni Gourde: First assist in nine games
Gourde generated an assist while logging over 15 minutes of ice time during Tuesday's 6-5 shootout win over Detroit.
The assist was the first in the last nine games for Gourde, upping his season total to 13 in 29 appearances. The versatile forward now has points in back-to-back games after going five games without one and 23 total in 29 contests overall.... See More ... See Less