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Stralman takes part in optional practice

Lightning defenseman has been out since March 25 with fractured left fibula

by @NHL /

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman took part in an optional practice Tuesday. 

The Lightning play the New York Islanders in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Second Round at Barclays Center on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports). The best-of-7 series is tied 1-1.

Stralman has been out since fracturing his left fibula against the Islanders on March 25.

In 73 regular-season games, Stralman was second on the Lightning with an average ice time of 22:04 per game. He had nine goals, 34 points and a plus-16 rating.

Stralman did not speak to the media after practice and Lightning coach Jon Cooper was unavailable to comment.

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