Gratton, Ouellet hurt
Lightning center Chris Gratton left Wednesday night's preseason opener with the Stars in the first period with a corneal abrasion of his right eye. He is expected to get the eye checked at Tampa General Hospital. Gratton was hit with a stick blade that, considering the cuts to the bridge of his nose and under the eye, hit him diagonally across the eye.
Wing Michel Ouellet left the game in the second period with what was called a strained left hamstring. The Lightning's report said the injury was not serious and Ouellet was taken out of the game as a precaution.