Tampa Bay Lightning News


The Lightning acquired Marek Mazanec, a conditional 2020 first-round pick and a 2019 third-round pick from the Canucks for J.T. Miller.

Mazanec started the 2019 season with the Rangers before being traded for a seventh-round pick in mid-February. Overall, he was 10-17-3 with a .896 SV% between Hartford and Utica (AHL). The 27-year-old netminder has spent some time in the NHL, going 8-13-4 with a 2.97 GAA and .895 SV% in 31 games (all with Nashville). Mazanec replaces Connor Ingram, who was traded to Nashville on June 16th.

Source: Tampa Bay Lightning 06/23/19, 8:11 pm EST

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The Lightning will place Ryan Callahan on long-term IR.

Callahan has degenerative disc disease of the lumbar spine that will likely end his career at the age of 34. Callahan has one-year remaining on his contract that would have carried a $5.8M cap-hit but LTIR will provide the Lightning with some cap relief. Callahan finished the 2018-19 season with seven goals and 10 assists (17 points) in just 52 games.

Source: Tampa Bay Lightning 06/21/19, 9:34 am EST

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The Lightning have signed Braydon Coburn to a two-year extension worth $3.4 million ($1.7M AAV).

This is a low-cost deal for Coburn, who was set to become a UFA on July 1st. The stay-at-home defenseman had a surprising offensive season, posting 23 points (4G / 19A) in 74 games—his highest point total since 2011-12. Coburn has settled into a third-pairing role late in his career and carried a strong 52.6 CorsiFor% and +2.2 CF%rel this past season.

Source: Tampa Bay Lightning 06/18/19, 4:49 pm EST

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The Lightning have signed Jan Rutta to a one-year contract worth $1.3 million.

Rutta split his campaign between the Blackhawks and Lightning and spent half the year in the AHL. Rutta had four goals and eight assists (12 points) in 26 AHL games and eight points (2G / 6A) in 37 NHL games. With the Lightning’s blueline banged up at the end of the season, Rutta appeared in all four playoff games, where he had two helpers. He will likely serve as a sixth/seventh defenseman with Tampa Bay next year.

Source: Lightning 05/9/19, 2:26 pm EST

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Vasilevskiy starts Game 4 in Columbus.

Vasilevskiy allowed two goals on 29 shots in the Lightning’s 3-1 loss in Columbus in Game 3. It was Vasilevskiy’s best performance of the series but he has now allowed 11 goals on 82 shots (.866 SV%) through three games. The Lightning’s season is on the line tonight in Columbus so they will need Vasilevskiy to have his best showing of the playoffs

Source: Dan Rosen 04/16/19, 6:55 pm EST

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Vasilevskiy is expected to start Game 4 in Columbus.

Vasilevskiy allowed two goals on 29 shots in the Lightning’s 3-1 loss in Columbus in Game 3. It was Vasilevskiy’s best performance of the series but he has now allowed 11 goals on 82 shots (.866 SV%) through three games. The Lightning’s season is on the line tonight in Columbus so they will need Vasilevskiy to have his best showing of the playoffs.

Source: Dan Rosen 04/16/19, 4:05 pm EST

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Killorn (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for Game 4.

Killorn was forced to leave Game 3 with an undisclosed injury but was on the ice for the morning skate and is officially listed as a game-time decision for Game 4. Killorn has one goal on six shots while averaging 12:13 TOI/gm through the first three games of the series.

Source: @TBLightning 04/16/19, 12:25 pm EST

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Vasilevskiy will start Game 3 in Columbus.

Vasilevskiy surrendered five goals on 27 shots in the Lightning's 5-1 loss to the Blue Jackets in Game 2. Vasilevskiy, who could win the Vezina this season, has had a rough start to the postseason, allowing nine goals on 53 shots (.830 SV%) so far. Things will not get any easier in Game 3 as the Lightning will be without Nikita Kucherov (suspension) and Victor Hedman (injury).

Source: Dan Rosen 04/14/19, 6:41 pm EST

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Vasilevskiy will start Game 1 vs. the Blue Jackets.

Vasilevskiy put together a great season, leading the NHL in wins (39) despite being 15th in starts (53). Vasilevskiy was also tied for fifth in SV% (.925) and 10th in GAA (2.40). In the first-round the Lightning will face a Blue Jackets team that they dominated this season—Vasilevskiy was 3-0-0 wth a 1.00 GAA, .971 SV% and one shutout vs. Columbus this season.

Source: Caley Chelios 04/10/19, 3:52 pm EST

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