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Lightning may miss Kucherov vs. Panthers: report

Tampa Bay leading scorer sustained lower-body injury Friday

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Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov is questionable Saturday against the Florida Panthers (7 p.m. ET; FS-F, SUN, NHL.TV) because of a lower-body injury, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Kucherov was injured blocking a shot during the third period of the Lightning's 7-4 win against the New York Islanders on Friday. He sat out the final 3:14 of the game.

In 72 games, Kucherov leads the Lightning with 72 points, and is second with 29 goals.

The Lightning and Panthers each have 91 points; the winner will take sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Division with seven regular-season games remaining.

The Lightning also will be without defenseman Anton Stralman, who is out indefinitely after he sustained a non-displaced fracture of his left fibula during the first period Friday. 

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