Video: Drouin in ‘a difficult situation with not a lot of leverage,’ says McKenzie

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The relationship between Jonathan Drouin and the Tampa Bay Lightning seemed to reach a boiling point Wednesday, and with no hope for a reconciliation.

The NHL team suspended the 20-year-old forward without pay for failure to report to tonight’s AHL game between the Syracuse Crunch and Toronto Marlies.

Drouin’s request for a trade out of Tampa Bay has long since been made public, but the drama hit a new level prior to tonight’s minor league game, as hockey insider Bob McKenzie further broke down the details of this saga during Rivalry Night on NBCSN.