Mile High bullet points
LW Gary Roberts has recovered from his upper body injury and will replace Evgeny Artyukhin in the lineup, manning the third line tonight against Colorado with Jussi Jokinen and Mark Recchi.
Olaf Kolzig will start in goal with Mike Smith working in Minnesota yesterday.
The Lightning reassigned defenseman Matt Smaby to Norfolk (American Hockey League) this morning. He was recalled on Nov. 27 and was a healthy on Friday at Minnesota. He had been recalled in case D Andrew Hutchinson was snagged by another team on recall waivers on Friday.
Jason Ward was reassigned to Norfolk after clearing recall waivers yesterday.
Most of the Lightning participated in an optional morning skate at the Pepsi Center, with Marty St. Louis, working hard on his play around the net.