Lukowich skates, says he's fine
Defenseman Brad Lukowich participated in the three 15-lap endurance tests Lightning players skated on Friday and said his tender left ankle (diagnosed as tendinitis) will not force him to miss any time. "It's a little sore but we'll be fine,'' he said.
Lukowich had to leave the ice Thursday during the six three-lap sprints after his skate hit a rut and "went the wrong way.'' He did not participate in Thursday night's 3-mile run. While he admitted he favored the ankle at times Friday, Lukowich he said he is ready for Saturday's first scrimmages.