TAMPA – With the Lightning offense fizzling in the first week of the season and now one of the top offensive players in the league out for the foreseeable future, an already fluid adjustment period for a championship team in transition became more fluid when Nikita Kucherov hobbled back to the locker room less than a week ago.
Tampa Bay was already showing some struggles to create offense through three games when Kucherov went down and then the power play proved fruitless against the Florida Panthers.
So, with a few days off before the Lightning host the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, it prov...
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