TAMPA, Fla. – Have to admit, watching the Lightning game against Minnesota on Thursday and seeing three players go down with injury who all play the same position and suffer similar style injures feels unprecedented.
In the span of five minutes of the second period, Vladislav Namestnikov and Tyler Johnson had to be helped off the ice after suffering injuries of some capacity to their left leg and neither was able to put any weight on the leg as they were taken to the trainer’s room.
Then in the third period, Cedric Paquette tackled Nino Niederreiter – who delivered the hit on Johnson earlier -...
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