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Lightning’s Ondrej Palat day-to-day after being hurt against Arizona Coyotes

Pat Maroon has a more optimistic outlook after also being hurt in Thursday’s game.
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) remains down during third period action against the Arizona Coyotes at Amalie Arena on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 in Tampa. Palat skated off hunched over with head athletic trainer Tom Mulligan assisting. [DIRK SHADD  |  Tampa Bay Times]
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) remains down during third period action against the Arizona Coyotes at Amalie Arena on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 in Tampa. Palat skated off hunched over with head athletic trainer Tom Mulligan assisting. [DIRK SHADD | Tampa Bay Times]
Published Jan. 11
Updated Jan. 11

TAMPA — Ondrej Palat didn’t practice with the Lightning on Friday and was day-to-day with a lower-body injury suffered against the Coyotes the night before.

Coyotes forward Taylor Hall hip-checked Palat and made contact directly with the forward’s left knee with under 10 minutes left in Tampa Bay’s 4-0 win. Palat left the game and didn’t return.

Pat Maroon was a full practice participant Friday after taking an elbow to the face against Arizona and was expected to be able to play against the Flyers on Saturday night.

Maroon was hurt after he followed Coyotes forward Carl Soderberg to chase down a puck along the boards late in the second period. As Soderberg played the puck, his elbow came up and caught Maroon hard, directly in the face.

Maroon looked a little unstable as he looked for his stick and skated to the bench slowly, hunched over. Head athletic trainer Tom Mulligan checked him on the bench; then the forward headed down the tunnel to the dressing room. He didn’t return.

Also Friday, forward Alexander Volkov was recalled from AHL Syracuse.

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