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Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

Erlendsson, Erik

Tribune Staff

All 82 Lightning games will be on TV this season


— All 82 regular-season Tampa Bay Lightning games for the 2014-15 season will be available to local television viewers.

Saying goodbye to stars is part of being a Rays fan

- This afternoon, folks at the Trop will be reminded of the cost of being a Rays fan as David Price takes the mound for the visiting Tigers three weeks to the day after he was traded.

Hillsborough racetrack learns from Stewart sprint fatality


When the bright lights come on and the engines rev up at East Bay Raceway for a whirlwind spin around the one-third mile dirt track, drivers strap themselves into their ra...

Bolts notes: Prospects ranked No. 1 by ESPN; tickets on sale


One season removed from having two Calder Trophy finalists, the Lightning still have two of the top prospects in hockey, according to ESPN.

Bolts sign Bishop for two more years

- Vezina Trophy finalist Ben Bishop signed a two-year, $11.9 million contract extension that runs through the 2016-17 season and carries a salary cap hit of $5.95 million per season.

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


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


— 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


— 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


— 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.