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Lightning's Drouin suspended for a game by AHL Syracuse

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin (27) on the ice during training camp at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Monday morning 09/21/15. DIRK SHADD   |   Times

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin (27) on the ice during training camp at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Monday morning 09/21/15. DIRK SHADD | Times

Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin is being disciplined in the minors once again — this time for missing a prepractice team meeting Tuesday.

Drouin served a one-game suspension in the Syracuse Crunch's American Hockey League game at Utica on Wednesday. Crunch general manager Julien BriseBois said Drouin will return for the next game against Albany on Friday.

The Syracuse Post-Standard reported that Drouin apologized and said he missed the meeting because he overslept due to an alarm clock issue.

"I've got to live with the consequences,'' Drouin said.

Drouin's agent Allan Walsh declined comment.

Drouin rejoined the Crunch on March 7 after serving a Lightning suspension that was imposed Jan. 20 when he didn't show up for a Crunch game.

"Jo's been the consummate professional since he's been here,'' BriseBois said. "Unfortunately, this is a hiccup that brings consequences. This by no means changes what we think of Jo as a player or a person and we look forward to continuing to work with him.''

MORE LIGHTNING: As the Lightning prepares for back-to-back home games this weekend, the team should get at least one injured forward back. Valtteri Filppula, who has missed four games with an upper body injury, practiced in a full-contact jersey Wednesday, and coach Jon Cooper hopes he'll be back for Friday's game against the Islanders. Playing Saturday against the Panthers would be a "bonus," he said. Ryan Callahan, who has missed two games with a lower-body injury, did not practice. Cooper hasn't ruled him out for either game this weekend.

at Islanders 0 3 0 3
Senators 0 0 1 1
at Islanders 0 3 0 3
Senators 0 0 1 1

First PeriodNone. PenaltiesStone, Ott (tripping), :26; Ryan, Ott (holding), 2:43; Strome, NYI (high-sticking), 19:00.

Second Period1, N.Y. Islanders, Tavares 27 (J.Bailey, de Haan), 5:24. 2, N.Y. Islanders, Martin 8 (Hamonic, Leddy), 14:28. 3, N.Y. Islanders, Nelson 24 (Prince, Lee), 14:49. PenaltiesOttawa bench, served by Gomez (too many men), 2:00.

Third Period4, Ottawa, Stone 23 (Karlsson, Dzingel), 6:21. PenaltiesNone. Shots on GoalOttawa 10-8-5—23. N.Y. Islanders 5-13-5—23. Power-play opportunitiesOttawa 0 of 1; N.Y. Islanders 0 of 3. GoaliesOttawa, Hammond 5-9-4 (23 shots-20 saves). N.Y. Islanders, Berube 2-1-1 (23-22).

at Rangers 2 1 2 5
Bruins 0 1 1 2

First Period1, N.Y. Rangers, Zuccarello 24 (Yandle, Stepan), 8:37 (pp). 2, N.Y. Rangers, Stepan 17 (Yandle, Lundqvist), 11:39 (pp). PenaltiesBergeron, Bos (tripping), 3:53; Beleskey, Bos, major (fighting), 6:35; Glass, NYR, major (fighting), 6:35; J.Hayes, Bos (slashing), 7:00; Krejci, Bos (holding), 11:23.

Second Period3, N.Y. Rangers, Brassard 26 (Klein, Fast), 5:26. 4, Boston, Stempniak 18 (Marchand, Bergeron), 9:34. PenaltiesJ.Hayes, Bos (goaltender interference), 2:03; Chara, Bos, double minor (high-sticking), 10:01; Zuccarello, NYR (tripping), 12:55; Boyle, NYR (holding), 15:47.

Third Period5, N.Y. Rangers, J.Miller 20 (Stepan, Zuccarello), 6:32. 6, Boston, Vatrano 7 (Eriksson, Chara), 12:06. 7, N.Y. Rangers, Nash 14, 17:07 (en). PenaltiesNone. Shots on GoalBoston 9-14-18—41. N.Y. Rangers 8-9-7—24. Power-play opportunitiesBoston 0 of 2; N.Y. Rangers 2 of 6. GoaliesBoston, Rask (8 shots-6 saves), Gustavsson 11-7-1 (0:00 second, 15-13). N.Y. Rangers, Lundqvist 33-19-6 (41-39).

Times staff writer Greg Auman contributed to this report.

Playoff glance

The top three teams in each division get playoff berths. The two teams in each conference with the next-highest point totals get wild-card berths regardless of their division. Wild-card standings with points, games left (GL; fewer games played is the first tiebreaker) and regulation/overtime wins (ROW, the second tiebreaker)

East Pts GL ROW

Islanders 871035

Flyers 83 10 33

Red Wings 83 9 34

West Pts GL ROW

Predators 87 9 34



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