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Lightning general manager Julien BriseBois has said the Lightning will have to rely on some of their younger players to step into larger roles this season.
Meanwhile, restricted free agent Ross Colton files for salary arbitration.
Plus, Tampa Bay trades goaltender Spencer Martin to Vancouver.
Former Lightning defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk and returning blueliner Zach Bogosian got their day with the Cup — a year later than expected.
The veteran forward has had a front-row seat for the past two Stanley Cup presentation ceremonies.

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  1. Lightning general manager Julien BriseBois has said the Lightning will have to rely on some of their younger players to step into larger roles this season.
  2. San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane denied allegations his wife made on social media that he bet on NHL games, including against his own team.
  3. The NHL says it will investigate an allegation made by Evander Kane’s wife that he bets on his own games and has intentionally tried to lose for gambling profit.
  4. Boris Katchouk (41), battles for the puck with defenseman Devante Stephens (58), left, and Jimmy Huntington (47) during the Lightning's Blue vs White scrimmage in January at TGH Ice Plex in Brandon.
  5. Ex-Lightning defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (left) and recently signed blueliner Zach Bogosian each got their day with the Stanley Cup as part of the 2020 winning team. The coronavirus pandemic forced the hardware to spend its time in the Tampa Bay area this past fall, but it was able to make hometown visits to ex-Bolts this summer.
  6. Corey Perry (94) battles in front of the Lightning net, along with Jan Rutta (44), Andrei Vasilevskiy (88), Victor Hedman (77) and Tyler Johnson (9), during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final  last month at Amalie Arena.
  7. The Lightning signed forward Alex Barre-Boulet to a three-year deal that carries an average annual value of $758,333, the team announced Friday.
  8. Corey Perry, playing for the Montreal Canadiens, celebrates scoring against Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy during Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final at Amalie Arena.
  9. Cal Foote agreed to a two-year, one-way deal with an average annual value of $850,000, the Lightning announced in a news release.
  10. Lightning defenseman Zach Bogosian (24) looks up at the scoreboard during a 2020 game against the Bruins in Tampa. After a year with the Maple Leafs, Bogosian returned to Tampa Bay on a three-year deal.
  11. When you begin a game with Nikita Kucherov, Andrei Vasilevskiy and Brayden Point in your lineup, you're going to have more good nights than bad.
  12. Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) celebrates his goal beating New York Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov (40) for the first goal of the game during the first period in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup semifinals at Amalie Arena on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in Tampa.
  13. Lightning center Blake Coleman (20) celebrates after scoring in the second period of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final in June at Amalie Arena.
  14. Tampa Bay Lightning center Blake Coleman (20) celebrates as he scores short handed to beat Florida Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) for the first goal of the game during first period action in game one of the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the BB&T Center ion Sunday, May 16, 2021 in Sunrise.
  15. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare is a versatile, hard-working forward who can play up and down the lineup.
  16. Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Luke Schenn (2) after his shot was deflected into the goal by right wing Mathieu Joseph (7) beatng Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins (90) during third period action at Amalie Arena, on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 in Tampa.
  17. The Lightning picked up former Flyers and Blues goaltender Brian Elliott, left, and ex-Tampa Bay defenseman Zach Bogosian on the opening day of free agency.
  18. Former Lightning defenseman Andrej Sustr returned to the organization on a one-year, two-way contract.
  19. Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman David Savard (58) works to move the puck against Florida Panthers left wing Jonathan Huberdeau (11) during the first period in game five of the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the BB&T Center on Monday, May 24, 2021 in Sunrise.
  20. Andreas Borgman, back right, battles Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev (98) during training camp in January at TGH Ice Plex in Brandon. Borgman signed with Dallas Wednesday as a free agent.
  21. In nine seasons with the Lightning, Tyler Johnson logged 161 goals and 200 assists.
  22. Forward Blake Coleman, who scored one of the most memorable goals in Lightning history, is likely to enter free agency, his agent said Tuesday.
  23. Forward Otto Somppi signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Lightning that was announced Tuesday.
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