NHL.com continues its preview of the 2013-14 season, which will include in-depth looks at all 30 teams throughout September.
It's quite possible the well-rounded game showcased by left wing Alex Killorn from the moment he stepped on the ice in a Tampa Bay Lightning jersey last season made Cory Conacher an expendable commodity in the eyes of management.
Conacher was the key component in a trade with the Ottawa Senators in April that landed the Lightning goalie Ben Bishop. Alongside Steven Stamkos for much of the year, Conacher finished his rookie season with nine goals and 24 points in 35 games.
Since the day Killorn was selected in the third round (No. 77) of the 2007 NHL Draft, he has grown on and off the ice. He was 5-foot-8, 170 pounds on draft day, and when he made his professional debut with the Norfolk Admirals in the American Hockey League in April 2012, he was 6-1, 197. In 17 playoff games for the 2012 Calder Cup-winning Admirals, he had three goals and 12 points with a plus-5 rating.