One third of the Triplets will be out for a while.
Palat was hurt during a loss to Minnesota over the weekend, after getting tangled with Wild forward Nino Niederreiter during a net-front battle. Palat finished with just 11 shifts for 8:35 of ice time.
The loss is a tough one for Tampa Bay, a team that’s surprisingly struggled to score goals this season. The top-ranked offense from a year ago sits middle of the pack in goals for this season, and was shutout by Minnesota over the weekend.
The 24-year-old scored a career-high 63 points last season, and led the Lightning in assists, with 47.