Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times asked Lightning GM Steve Yzerman how captain Steven Stamkos’ recovery from knee surgery last November has progressed: “GM Steve Yzerman has told me he expects Stamkos to be ready to go for camp and the start of next season.” [Tampa Bay Times]
NBC has announced the games for their national broadcast dates for the Unites States. The Tampa Bay Lightning will be playing six times on national TV. “The Lightning are included in NBC’s exclusive Wednesday Night Rivalry Series as their November 29th tilt against Boston will be shown at 7:30pm on NBCSN.” [Raw Charge]
For the third day in a row, Andrei Vasilevskiy’s mask is a thing of beauty. 17-year-old Tampa Bay Lightning fan Tony Colton passed away Sunday night, after losing his 7-year battle cheap nhl jerseys authentic with cancer. “Colton was a fixture at Amalie Arena in recent seasons, and was an inspiration for Jon Cooper’s ‘Catch for Kids,’ which raised money for pediatric cancer.”
“Tony was a special kid. The courage and bravery he showed every day was truly inspiring.” – Ryan Callahan
“You will be greatly missed. So tough to hear. Tony was a true inspiration and friend. The amount of courage you showed is incredible. Tony, thank you for you being you.” – Tyler Johnson
Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Taylor Raddysh his Team Canada teammates are looking for redemption at the World Junior Championships this winter.
The Buffalo Sabres have signed recently acquired defenseman Nathan Beaulieu to a two year extention. “Beaulieu avoids arbitration by signing this deal, and his cap hit of $2.4 million per season is a raise over the $925,000 number he had last year, likely a sign of faith by the Sabres that they believe that the 24-year old blueliner will play a significant role in their plans over the next few years.”