Lightning roster set
The Lightning on Friday got down to the required 24 players, including extra goaltender Karri Ramo, by placing wing Jason Ward on injured reserve with what coach Barry Melrose said is a groin injury sustained Thursday on "choppy" ice.
Other moves included categorizing defenseman Paul Ranger (shoulder) as a non-roster player because he did not pass a physical, and putting center Jeff Halpern (knee) on long-term disability.
So here is the roster, the above players excluded:
Goaltenders -- Mike Smith, Olaf Kolzig, Karri Ramo. Forwards -- Vinny Lecavalier, Marty St. Louis, Vinny Prospal, Steven Stamkos, Ryan Malone, Radim Vrbata, Chris Gratton, Gary Roberts, Mark Recchi, Jussi Jokinen, David Koci, Adam Hall, Evgeny Artyukhin, Ryan Craig, Defensemen -- Andrej Meszaros, Matt Carle, Shane O'Brien, Janne Niskala, Vladimir Mihalik, Mike Lundin, Jamie Heward.