BRANDON – Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Curtis McElhinney skated toward the net at the west end of the team's practice ice inside the TGH IcePlex during a Sunday practice, flashing a smile that stretched from side board to side board.
After spending two weeks away from the team, McElhinney felt like he was back home after having to spend the previous two weeks away from the team while at home.
For those two weeks, while listed on the league's COVID protocol list, McElhinney felt the strain of isolation as he closes in on nearly a year since playing a game.
McElhinney arrived for training ...
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