Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 01/31/14 at 04:48 PM ET
from Damian Cristodero of Lightning Strikes,
The Lightning is in an unusual position as it heads into Saturday's game at Montreal.
With goaltender Anders Lindback (left ankle sprain) out and Ben Bishop (head) questionable, it is possible Tampa Bay will call up two goalies from the minor leagues. It was unclear if both Cedrick Desjardins and Kristers Gudelvskis could both be called up from AHL Syracuse, which plays tonight at Utica and Saturday home against Norfolk, or how perhaps former first-round draft pick Riku Helenius, who is struggling with ECHL Florida, might fit in.
"We'll have a goalie in net (Saturday)," coach Jon Cooper said. "I just don't know what league his last game was from. That's the only thing. He might have in the NHL. He might have played in the American League."...
The bottom line is, the Lightning is in a tough spot that might include the loss for at least one game of center Valtteri Filppula, who left Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Senators early in the second period with what is believed a left hip/leg injury. Cooper, though, made it sound that Filppula being held out would be more precautionary.
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