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Stamkos on line with St. Louis and Lecavalier; Hall hurt

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Interim Lightning coach Rick Tocchet said top pick Steven Stamkos would get his chance to show what he can do.

And Tocchet has followed through; One day after Stamkos played more than 15 minutes against the Hurricanes, he was placed on the wing on a line with Marty St. Louis and Vinny Lecavalier for Monday's practice. Though Tocchet said it's not "set in stone," he thought it'd be a confidence builder for Stamkos, who said he's excited for the opportunity.

"Now," Stamkos said. "The pressure is on me."

Vinny Prospal was moved to center on a line with Matt Pettinger and Radim Vrbata.

*In another injury note, Adam Hall is "day-to-day" with a lower body injury; Tocchet said Hall took a puck off the foot in Sunday's game, and he's questionable for Tuesday's matchup with the Panthers. Ryan Malone (lower body injury) wasn't at practice, but Tocchet said Malone underwent an MRI Monday and is feeling better.

-- JOE SMITH

joesmith@sptimes.com

[Last modified: Sunday, August 16, 2009 4:38pm]

    

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