LOS ANGELES - In one of the oddities of the salary cap era in the National Hockey League, the Tampa Bay Lightning were forced to play short two skaters to open up a three-game road trip with a stop on Los Angeles to face the Kings.
With three defensemen injured and zero salary cap space available, Tampa Bay dressed just 16 skaters against Los Angeles and were forced to play with just four defenseman in the lineup.
Here's the reason why it happened, why the Lightning were not permitted to add somebody to the active roster and what it means before Tampa Bay next takes to the ice on Friday in Ana...
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