Lightning goaltender Anders Lindback, playing for the Finnish team Ilves Tampere during the NHL lockout, is expected to miss 10 days because of a cut to a knee sustained during Tuesday's practice.
Lindback was hit by a puck and did not realize the seriousness of the injury until he undressed after the workout, agent Michael Deutsch said.
"He said, 'I took my gear off and I couldn't believe there was a cut there,' " Deutsch said.
Deutsch said Lindback required "a few" stitches and "there is no structural damage."
The Lightning last summer signed Lindback, 24, to a two-year, $3.6 million contract with hopes he will be a long-term solution in net. He is just 3-6-4 in 13 games with Ilves Tampere but has a 2.33 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage.
TYRELL ALSO HURTING: Dana Tyrell, playing in Slovakia for Banska Bystrica, has missed one game with a sore groin. The right wing is getting his first game action since a January knee injury that required surgery