No Filppula for Lightning tonight

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Both the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning will be down at least a couple notable forwards in their Florida fight tonight.

The Lightning just announced that Valtteri Filppula won’t play on Monday, as he’s day-to-day with a lower-body injury. With that, Filppula joins Jonathan Drouin on the sidelines.

Even with Jaromir Jagr back in commission, the Panthers aren’t at full-strength, either.¬†They’ll face the Bolts without Jussi Jokinen, Jonathan Huberdeau and Nick Bjugstad.

Despite these issues, this game should serve as an interesting barometer for both teams.

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