SUNRISE, Fla. – The Lightning pulled the trigger on a trade Thursday, shipping defenseman Nikita Nesterov to Montreal in exchange for minor league defenseman Jonathan Racine and sixth-round draft pick in 2017.
Nesterov took part in the morning skate and was scheduled to dress as the seventh defenseman on Thursday against the Florida Panthers. The trade was announced just after warmups started at BB&T Center.
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said the move was made to alleviate potential roster reasons.Tampa Bay was carrying eight defenseman on the roster, something that neither head coa...
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