TAMPA — The Lightning is expected to respond today to a TMZ report that wing J.T. Brown smashed an iPhone that belonged to a heckling Predators fan as Brown left the ice in Monday's 3-1 loss in Nashville.
The fan, Brendan Johansen, told TMZ he's not mad and doesn't plan legal action, but hopes the Lightning will purchase him a new phone.
Brown was escorted off the ice late in the third period Monday after his fight with Ryan Ellis. Ellis received a five-minute major for interference for his hit on Brown.
According to a video acquired by TMZ, Brown reportedly smacked Johansen's phone in the tunnel on the way to the dressing room, cracking the screen. Neither Brown nor the Lightning commented Tuesday.
MORE LIGHTNING: Right wing Erik Condra was reassigned to AHL Syracuse, one day after being recalled. He didn't play Monday.
AROUND THE LEAGUE: The Las Vegas expansion franchise announced that it will be named the Vegas Golden Knights. The team begins play next season. … Sharks defenseman Brent Burns signed an eight-year extension.
Information from Times wires was used in this report.