TAMPA, Fla. – Making a best-case scenario out of the worst-looking situation.
That was the feel, at least, as the Lightning returned to the ice for practice on Friday, less than 24 hours after seeing three of the team’s centers lost to injury during a victory against Minnesota.
Tyler Johnson, Vladislav Namestnikov and Cedric Paquette all had to be helped off the ice with left leg injuries and did not return, leaving Tampa Bay with just eight forwards for the remainder of the game and 10 on the active roster . All three injured players were not on the ice for practice, which was not a surprise....
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