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Lightning without Brewer as they visit Panthers

Monday, 12.23.2013 / 1:40 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / 2013-2014 At the Rink Blog

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Lightning without Brewer as they visit Panthers

The Tampa Bay Lightning will look for their third straight win when they play their cross-state rival, the Florida Panthers, on Monday.

They'll have to do it without defenseman Eric Brewer, who is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Brewer has seven assists and a plus-3 rating while averaging 16:59 of ice time per game.

In his absence Lightning coach Jon Cooper changed two of his defense pairings during the team's morning skate, pairing Sami Salo with Mark Barberio and Victor Hedman with Andrej Sustr. The only pairing to remain the same was Matthew Carle with Radko Gudas.

Ben Bishop was the first goalie off the ice following the Lightning’s morning skate, which likely means he’ll be the starter in goal Monday.

In the Panthers net will be Scott Clemmensen, according to the Miami Herald. Clemmensen, Jacob Markstrom and Tim Thomas all were on the ice during the morning skate, with Thomas and Clemmensen taking the bulk of the work. However, Thomas remains on injured reserve with a lower-body injury.

Here is how the lineups for both teams likely will look Monday:

LIGHTNING

Ondrej Palat - Tyler Johnson - Martin St. Louis

Alex Killorn - Valtteri Filppula - Teddy Purcell

J.T. Brown - Nate Thompson - Nikita Kucherov

Tom Pyatt - B.J. Crombeen

Radko Gudas - Matthew Carle

Victor Hedman - Andrej Sustr

Sami Salo - Mark Barberio

Jean-Philippe Cote

Ben Bishop

Anders Lindback

Scratched: Pierre-Cedric Labrie, Richard Panik

Injured: Ryan Malone (ankle), Steven Stamkos (leg), Brian Lee (knee), Keith Aulie (hand), Eric Brewer (upper body)

PANTHERS

Jonathan Huberdeau - Nick Bjugstad - Scottie Upshall

Sean Bergenheim - Aleksander Barkov - Brad Boyes

Tomas Fleischmann - Marcel Goc - Tomas Kopecky

Jimmy Hayes - Shawn Matthias - Krys Barch

Dmitry Kulikov - Mike Weaver

Brian Campbell - Tom Gilbert

Dylan Olsen - Erik Gudbranson

Scott Clemmensen

Jacob Markstrom

Scratched: Mike Mottau, Scott Gomez

Injured: Ed Jovanovski (lower body), Tim Thomas (lower body), Jesse Winchester (upper body)

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