Coburn probably going to miss two games; Sustr out tonight
The Lightning is all of a sudden banged-up on the blueline.
Veteran Braydon Coburn is likely to miss the next two games with a lower-body injury, and defenseman Andrej Sustr is out at least tonight against the Flyers.
Slater Koekkoek was called up Sunday and is expected to play tonight, giving Tampa Bay six healthy defensemen.
"We haven't lost multiple guys (this season), this is a first for us," Cooper said. "Just as when (Jason) Garrison went down, we've been able to weather that storm a little bit. You can't have this happen too much more now. There's no worries on that front."
Sustr participated in today's morning skate (Coburn wasn't there), saying he's getting better every day since suffering the injury a week ago against Toronto. Sustr said he'll wait and see how he feels tomorrow before deciding if he can play Tuesday against the Bruins. If not, he'll target Friday for his return.
Andrei Vasilevskiy will make the start where he won his NHL debut last season. Ben Bishop then would start Tuesday against Boston.
More from morning skate: Looks like RW Jonathan Marchessault is back in the lineup after being a healthy scratch the last two games, with RW Erik Condra out... Former Lightning D Radko Gudas is really excited to play against Tampa Bay for the first time since getting traded at last year's deadline to Philadelphia. Though Gudas was surprised at the deal, he said he was in Tampa during the playoff run and was happy for his former teammates. "All the guys know, on the ice, there are no friends," Gudas said.