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Lightning recall Marchessault and Blunden from AHL



The training room at Amalie Arena was a busy place Sunday, a few forwards missing from the Lightning's optional practice.

And Tampa Bay will bring up some insurance for Monday's game against the Panthers, recalling forwards Jonathan Marchessault and Mike Blunden.

It's unclear which specific players might be questionable for Monday, but center Tyler Johnson was banged up late in the second period of Saturday's game, though returned later in the third period. He did not skate at Sunday's practice. Neither did Cedric Paquette, whose last shift came with 10 minutes left in the third.

"We'll see in the A.M.," GM Steve Yzerman said.

The forwards that were skating included Steven Stamkos, Ryan Callahan, Vladislav Namestnikov, Alex Killorn, Valtteri Filppula, Nikita Kucherov and Brian Boyle.

Defenseman Victor Hedman also did not skate.

The Lightning was carrying just 12 forwards and seven defensemen, so had two roster spots available.

[Last modified: Sunday, November 15, 2015 6:44pm]


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