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Lightning vs. Jets: Projected lines, injuries

The Lightning take on the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night at Amalie Arena

by Bryan Burns /

The Lightning host the Winnipeg Jets for the only time during the 2016-17 season on Tuesday night at Amalie Arena. The Jets used to be in the Southeast division with the Lightning, but since realignment, the teams only face each other twice a year. 


Lines are from Tuesday's morning skate. Subject to change.


Ondrej Palat  -- Tyler Johnson  -- Nikita Kucherov

Ryan Callahan -- Valtteri Filppula  -- Jonathan Drouin

Alex Killorn  -- Vladislav Namestnikov  -- Adam Erne

Michael Bournival -- Matthew Peca -- J.T. Brown


Victor Hedman  -- Anton Stralman

Jason Garrison  -- Andrej Sustr

Slater Koekkoek -- Braydon Coburn


Andrei Vasilevskiy expected to start


The Lightning and the Jets are meeting for the first time this season...Tampa Bay swept Winnipeg last season, winning both games in overtime/a shootout...In their last meeting Feb. 18, 2016, the Lightning built a 3-0 lead but trailed 5-4 late before Nikita Kucherov leveled the score at 15:04 of the third period and Steven Stamkos eventually won it in a shootout on the Bolts' fifth attempt...Tampa Bay downed the Jets in Winnipeg 4-3 on Oct. 23 last season, Ondrej Palat netting the game-winner 36 seconds into the extra session...The Lightning have won four of their last five over Winnipeg and are 44-28-8 with four ties all-time against the Jets...The Bolts are 10-2-2 in their last 14 home games vs. Winnipeg and are 27-10-4 with one tie all-time at home against the Jets.


The Lightning are playing the fourth game of a season-long five game home stand, a home stand in which the Bolts are 2-0-1 so far...Tampa Bay has won four of its last five games at home and has gotten points from all five games, going 4-0-1...The Lightning are 1-3-0 against Central Division teams this season and collected their first win in their last outing against a Central team when they defeated St. Louis 5-2 on Dec. 22.


2016-17 Regular Season Man Games Lost: 98

Ben Bishop - Lower-body injury (OUT 3-4 WEEKS; INJURED DEC. 20) 5 Games

Ryan Callahan - Lower-body injury (DAY-TO-DAY; INJURED NOV. 29) 15 Games

Cedric Paquette - Lower-body injury (DAY-TO-DAY; INJURED DEC. 20) 5 Games

Brayden Point - Upper-body injury (OUT 4-6 WEEKS; INJURED DEC. 28) 2 Games

Steven Stamkos - Lateral meniscus tear in right knee (OUT APPROXIMATELY 4 MONTHS; INJURED NOV. 15) 21 Games


Jan. 1 - Recalled F Adam Erne from AHL Syracuse

Dec. 30 - Re-assigned F Erik Condra to AHL Syracuse

Dec. 29 - Recalled F Erik Condra from AHL Syracuse

Dec. 29 - Recalled F Yanni Gourde from AHL Syracuse

Dec. 27 - Recalled F Matthew Peca from AHL Syracuse

Dec. 26 - Re-assigned F Tanner Richard to AHL Syracuse

Dec. 26 - Re-assigned F Erik Condra to AHL Syracuse

Dec. 26 - Re-assigned F Cory Conacher to AHL Syracuse

Dec. 22 - Recalled F Michael Bournival from AHL Syracuse

Dec. 21 - Recalled G Kristers Gudlevskis from AHL Syracuse

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