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Lightning-Panthers preseason game canceled

The Lightning's preseason game Thursday in Sunrise against the Panthers has been cancelled.

DIRK SHADD | Times

The Lightning's preseason game Thursday in Sunrise against the Panthers has been cancelled.

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The Lightning's preseason game Thursday in Sunrise against the Panthers has been canceled due to the hurricane forecast.

It's unknown if it will be rescheduled, though a makeup is being discussed. This would be Tampa Bay's fifth exhibition, with Saturday's preseason finale set for Amalie Arena in Tampa against the Predators.

More details to come.

If this game can't get made up, it'll provide some challenges in getting some of the Lightning regulars some playing time. Would assume both goalies Ben Bishop and Andrei Vasilevskiy were expecting to each having a start before the opener Oct. 13. Prospects like Brayden Point who are trying to make the team lost another chance to audition.

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 1:47pm]

    

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