The injury news isn’t all bad for the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday.
While it’s disappointing to hear that rising goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy will be sidelined for two-to-three months, breakthrough star forward Tyler Johnson seems to be healing up quite well.
In fact, GM Steve Yzerman told the Tampa Bay Times’ Joe Smith that Johnson will be “ready to go” for training camp after suffering from a broken right wrist during the 2015 playoffs.
The 25-year-old topped all Lightning scorers with 72 points in 77 regular season games and maintained that momentum through the postseason.
It did seem like his game slowed a bit during the 2015 Stanley Cup Final, and many believe that wrist injury explains the drop-off. With Steven Stamkos’ contract situation in flux, the Lightning will lean on Johnson quite a bit in 2015-16, so this update is a nice boost for the Bolts.
Lightning training camp begins on Sept. 17, so we’ll see if there are any setbacks for Johnson or other players.
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