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Do You Hit A Possible Future Teammate?

from Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times,

Adam Erne was not suspended for his from-behind hit Friday that caused Jonathan Drouin's head to hit the side glass and might have caused a concussion.

But the idea of one Lightning prospect injuring another in a junior Quebec league game raised an interesting question: Is there a responsibility for players in the same organization — likely future teammates, in fact — to play each other more carefully?

Lightning players, for the most part, said the only responsibility is to play the game clean.

"When the game starts, you have no friends," LW Pierre-Cedric Labrie said Saturday. "You have to finish your hits. But if it's an illegal hit, it doesn't matter who it is, you can't do that."

continued and if you missed the hit, watch it below...

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Video- Drouin Out With Concussion-Like Symptoms


Adam Erne, also a Lightning draft pick, was the player who put the hit on Drouin.

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Stamkos Wants To Return By Early February But Being Realistic Too

from Damian Cristodero of Lightning Strikes,

Is Lightning star Steven Stamkos targeting a Feb. 6 return from the broken right tibia he sustained Nov. 11 at Boston? That was the report this week from Darren Dreger of Canada's TSN.

Asked if he is targeting a specific date for a return, Stamkos on Wednesday would not say but offered this: "It’s impossible to tell, really. I mentioned in my press conference I’d love to come back and play a couple games and be able to play in the Olympics. That’s my goal. You have to have a goal and you work towards your goal." 

If Stamkos does return by Feb. 6, he could play two games for the Lightning before the Olympic break. On playing for Canada at the Sochi Olympics, he said it won't happen "unless I am 100 percent."

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Video- Goal Of The Night Goes To Nick Foligno

Nick Foligno of the Blue Jackets goes with the between the legs shot to beat Ben Bishop.

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Video- Malkin Gets 2 Minutes For Equipment Violation

Malkin gets for Delay of Game, Equipment Violation.

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Video- Tampa Bay Lightning Salutes Vincent Lecavalier

We have two video, the first one is the tribute video and the 2nd video below is titled Community Hero which points out the work Lecavalier has done in the Tampa area.

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Lecavalier Returns To Tampa Tonight

from Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times,

Asked it he had anything to prove to Tampa Bay, he said no.

"It's not about proving anybody wrong," Lecavalier said. "I want to prove (the Flyers) right. (The Lightning) made a business decision. I don't have anything against them. They do everything the right way. The thing for me was to move on. That's all."

In 14 seasons and 1,037 games with the Lightning, Lecavalier, the No. 1 pick of the 1998 draft, had 383 goals (a team record), 491 assists and 874 points.

The four-time All-Star was captain from 1999-2001 and 2008-13. He was the first Tampa Bay player to score 50 goals (52 in 2006-07, when he won the Rocket Richard Trophy) and played on the 2004 Stanley Cup team.

"The memories I'll have for the rest of my life," he said. "It gives you a taste. You win one and now you want to win another one."

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Video- Tampa Bay Lightning Honor Martin St. Louis For 1000 NHL Games

Taking part in the celebration were Dave Andreychuk, Brad Richards, Don Koharski, Steve Yzerman, Steven Stamkos and Jeff Vinik.

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Morning Line

“It was a Martin St. Louis lovefest out there and nobody touched a soul, especially not him.

“It was a big no-hitter.”

-Alain Vigneault, head coach of the New York Rangers in his post-game comments.  More on the Rangers' 5-0 loss to Tampa Bay from Larry Brooks of the New York Post.

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Afternoon Line

"To be able to do what I'm doing now and almost comeback to a normal life, being able to just move around on your own, I'm definitely happy with that. I'd say I've overcome the initial shock and frustration and disappointment, and now it's what do I have to do to get back as quick as possible. But obviously as smart as possible."

-Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning at a press conference today.  A bit more on Stamkos (who is not using crutches) from the CP at TSN..

updated at 1:32 pm: Here's Stamkos' presser:

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