TAMPA – Round and round and round the D go, when the rotation ends, nobody knows.
But do know this, it will end. And possibly sooner rather than later.
Tampa Bay has been instituting a rotation system on defense with each of four defensemen taking their turn sitting out every four games. It began in December when the Lightning played at Winnipeg on Dec. 16 when Erik Cernak was a scratch as Anton Stralman returned from injury. Since that point and leading right in to the final game on Jan. 19 against San Jose, either Mikhail Sergachev, Braydon Coburn, Dan Girardi or Cernak took turns watching g...
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