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Tampa Bay Lightning shift at center right on Point

by Erik Erlendsson | @Erik_Erlendsson | Like us on Facebook
October 10, 2017

TAMPA – When the Tampa Bay Lightning juggled lines around for the final preseason game, they ended up being right on Point.

Throughout training camp and the preseason, the second-year forward was tried at left wing with Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov. He was given a look at right wing with Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat.

Then, finally, as training camp wound down, Point was placed at center, a role he’ll almost certainly stay for the foreseeable future.

”That’s where he is best,’’ Lightning head coach Jon Cooper said.

Considering the way Point has jumped out of the gate to start the season, it was the best decision for all interested parties.

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