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Thursday, Jul 24, 2014

Erlendsson, Erik

Tribune Staff

Bolts sign veteran free-agent forward Morrow

- The Tampa Bay Lightning dipped back into the free agency pool Friday to land a veteran forward, signing Brenden Morrow to a one-year deal worth $1.55 million.

Bolts put Connolly, Samson under contract

- The Lightning continued the summer signing season, re-signing Brett Connolly and adding depth at forward with Jerome Samson. Each player signed a one-year, two-way contract.

Bolts prospect Erne to get wrist surgery

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Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Adam Erne will undergo wrist surgery on Thursday, Erne announced via his official Twitter account Wednesday night.

Bolts notes: Stralman looks for new home, old game

- House hunting brought Anton Stralman to Tampa on Tuesday, but it was the direction of the Tampa Bay Lightning that lured him to town.

Lightning’s top pick receives high praise

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— Shortly after Tampa Bay took defenseman Anthony DeAngelo with the 19th overall pick<...

Bolts fan’s boyhood dreams realized at camp

- The visionary inside Lightning founder Phil Esposito once stated somebody born and raised in Florida would one day make it to the NHL. Brandon native Clay Witt might be the first.

Lightning sign defenseman Sustr to one-year deal

- The Lightning signed defenseman Andrej Sustr to a one-year, one-way contract on Friday.

Bolts’ Koekkoek ready to get back on the ice

- Slater Koekkoek, the 10th overall pick in the 2012 draft, will enter his first pro season this fall. But for the third consecutive summer, the 20-year-old is recovering from shoulder surgery.

Good young goaltenders might cost Lightning top prospect

- The core of the Lightning’s organizational strength — goaltending depth — is front and center at this week’s prospect development camp as the top three goaltenders in Tampa Bay’s system show of...

Former GM Feaster back with Lightning

- The Lightning hired former general manager Jay Feaster to serve as executive director of community hockey development. Feaster served as GM when Tampa Bay won the Stanley Cup in 2004.

Prospects get chance to impress Bolts

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— Lightning fans can escape the heat for a few days while checking out some of the team’s top young players when prospect camp opens at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon.

Lightning build up defense with Stralman signing

- After clearing out salary cap heading into free agency, the Lightning found a way to utilize some of that available space Tuesday to land one of the top defensemen on the market in Anton Stralman while adding some other pie...

Bolts have cash to spend as free agency begins

- After burning the midnight oil, Steve Yzerman and Co. now wait for high noon to strike. The free agent market is officially open for business at noon Tuesday for teams to begin signing players to contracts.

Bolts trades stun Purcell, Thompson, but they understand

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— Teddy Purcell missed a late Sunday phone call from Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman late Sunday night. By the t...

Lightning trade Purcell, Crombeen to clear cap space

- The Lightning fired up the hockey world late Sunday, trading Teddy Purcell and B.J. Crombeen to free up salary cap space ahead of Tuesday’s start of free agency.

Bolts use aggressive defensive draft approach

- The Lightning used a pair of second-round selections to take defensemen, and general manager Steve Yzerman listened to his scouting staff and pulled off a pair of trades to move up to make two other choices.

Bolts’ pick comes with character risk

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Tampa Bay chose the skill route with its first pick Friday night and swung for the fences.

Lightning acquire D Garrison in draft-day trade

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The Lightning started draft weekend wheeling and dealing, acquiring defenseman Jason Garrison from the Vancouver Canucks on Friday.

Extra picks give Lightning draft options

- Steve Yzerman is armed and ready for business with two first-round picks as the NHL draft kicks off tonight at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Lightning give Callahan six-year deal

- The Lightning kept forward Ryan Callahan off the open market by signing him to a six-year contract contract worth $34.8 million while buying out the contract of forward Ryan Malone.

Yzerman: Lightning nearing deal with Callahan

- Ryan Callahan, acquired from the Rangers on March 5, is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent on July 1. But it appears he may not reach the open market and will remain with the Lightning on a long-term deal.

Lightning up for accolades at NHL Awards Show

- The Lightning's playoff run ended abruptly two months ago, but the successful regular season for Tampa Bay warrants recognition.

Bolts schedule set, with one big conflict

- The Lightning start and end the 2014-15 season with three consecutive home games while former captain Marty St. Louis returns on Thanksgiving week.

Lindback won’t get offer from Bolts

- The Lightning will not be issuing a qualifying offer to goaltender Anders Lindback, allowing the 26-year-old to become an unrestricted free agent July 1.

Lightning preseason schedule begins Sept. 23

- The Tampa Bay Lightning will play a six-game preseason schedule in preparation for the 2014-15 regular season, the team announced Friday.

Lightning preseason schedule begins Sept. 23

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— The Tampa Bay Lightning will play a six-game preseason schedule in preparation for the start of the 2014-15 season.

Price’s 10 strikeouts lift Rays past Astros

- David Price recorded his sixth double-digit strikeout game of the season as the Rays won their first series since late May, beating the Astros 4-3.

Astros knock around Rays, 7-3

- Tampa Bay snaps a two-game winning streak after starter Chris Archer gives up five runs in the third inning.

Rays notes: Longoria still hasn’t settled into groove

- Evan Longoria drove in all three runs for the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday and has five RBIs in the first two games of the series at Houston.

Cobb sharp as Rays rip Astros 6-1

- Alex Cobb figured it out Friday, putting together a stellar effort in Tampa Bay’s 6-1 victory in front of an announced crowd of 26,829 at Minute Maid Park.

Lightning announce development camp roster, schedule

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— Top Tampa Bay Lightning prospects Jonathan Drouin, Andrei Vasilevskiy and Slater Koekkoek highlight the roster for next month&#x...

Lightning sign Palat for three years, $10 million

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— Another key cog in the Tampa Bay Lightning lineup signed on for three more years.

Rays start off draft with 1B Gillapsie

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— Dinner-table bragging rights at the Gillaspie household belong to youngest sibling Casey after the Rays selected the 21-year-old 6-foot-4, 238-pound switching-hitting...