The mood for the Tampa Bay Lightning right now? Still pretty miserable.
PHT’s Mike Halford breaks down the organization-wide malaise, while Wednesday presents more pressing issues: Nikita Kucherov isn’t going to be able to play against the Calgary Flames on Wednesday.
We’re already aware that Steven Stamkos is unavailable, and while Ryan Callahan is making progress, he’s also not ready to go. Cory Conacher was recalled and will draw back into the Lightning mix instead.
The Tampa Bay Times’ Joe Smith noted that Kucherov was skating “gingerly” and not participating in drills on Wednesday morning. The team indicated that this isn’t too serious, but who knows?
The Lightning’s lines look a little shaky heading into tonight’s game:
Yeah, not ideal.