The Lightning signed Mikhail Sergachev to a three-year contract extension worth $14.4 million ($4.8M AAV).
The Lightning have re-signed Ben Thomas to a one-year, two-way contract.
The Lightning have signed Chris Gibson to a one-year, two-way contract.
Gibson was steady in net for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL) in 2020, going 10-8-5 with a 2.78 GAA and .914 SV%. Gibson has played very sparingly in the NHL throughout his seven-year pro career, going 3-4-3 with a 3.45 GAA and .904 SV% in 14 career games. Gibson will likely be the No.1 netminder in Syracuse (AHL) in 2021 and would come up if something were to happen to Andrei Vasilevskiy or Curtis McElhinney.
The Lightning have signed Luke Schenn to a one-year deal worth $800K.
Schenn served as a No.7 defenseman in Tampa Bay for most of the year but appeared in 25 regular season and 11 postseason games to get his name on the Stanley Cup. With both Jan Rutta and Kevin Shattenkirk likely moving on, there's a chance that Schenn could be a third-pairing defenseman in 2021.
The Lighting have signed Pat Maroon to a two-year contract extension worth $1.8M ($900K AAV).
Maroon has won back-to-back Stanley Cups and returns to the Lightning on a two-year extension. In his first season, he had 23 points (9G / 14A) in 64 regular season games and added six points (1G / 5A) in 25 playoff games. Maroon is a perfect fit for the Lightning's fourth line.
The Lightning have re-signed Mitchell Stephens to a two-year contract worth $1.471 million ($735.5M AAV).
Stephens was a second-round pick (No.33 overall) in 2015 and graduated to the NHL in 2020. The 23-year-old centre had 10 points (5G / 5A) in 24 AHL games before getting promoted and picking up six points (3G / 3A) in 38 games in Tampa. He appeared in seven playoff games, scoring one goal en route to getting his name on the Stanley Cup.
Source: PuckPedia 10/7/20, 3:51 pm EST
Volkov draws into the Lightning lineup for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Vasilevskiy led the Lightning onto the ice for warmups for Game 6.
Stamkos will play in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Source: 09/23/20, 7:56 pm EST
Vasilevskiy led the Lightning onto the ice for warmups for Game 3.
Stamkos is on the ice for warmups; may make his playoffs debut in Game 3.
Source: Ryan Moir 09/23/20, 7:38 pm EST
Schenn is not on the ice for warmups; will not play in Game 2 vs. the Stars.
Stamkos is not on the ice for warmups; will not play in Game 2 vs. the Stars.
Vasilevskiy led the Lightning onto the ice for warmups.
Stamkos is unlikely to play in Game 2 but has not officially been ruled out.
Lightning head coach Jon Cooper said that he doesn’t think Stamkos will play in Game 2 but didn’t rule it out either. That makes Stamkos a game-time decision but more doubtful than probable. The Lightning have scored just four goals in their last three games (1.33 GF/gm) so they could use a 400-goal scorer.
Source: Joe Smith 09/21/20, 10:24 am EST
Vasilevskiy led the Lightning onto the ice for warmups; will start Game 6 vs. the Islanders.
Point (undisclosed) is on the ice for warmups; expected to play in Game 6.
Point will be a game-time decision for Game 6 vs. the Islanders.
Point missed Game 3, returned for Game 4 and then missed Game 5 of this series. Prior to the last game, head coach Jon Cooper said that they are trying to manage the injury, so it sounds like they want to try and rest him and still get to the Stanley Cup Final. Point is listed as a game-time decision but don't be surprised if he sits out a second straight game.
Source: Joe Smith 09/17/20, 1:31 pm EST