The injury bug continues to take its toll on the Tampa Bay Lightning roster.
D Eric Brewer is the latest to join the list after he was scratched Tuesday with an unspecified lower-body injury.
Brewer took part in the morning skate and took regular rushes with normal defensive partner D Mark Barberio. Brewer, however, was not on the ice for pregame warm-ups after the team said he “tweaked” something during the morning skate and was unable to play. D Keith Aulie took Brewer’s spot in the lineup.
“He tweaked something, so we’ll see,” coach Jon Cooper said. When asked if there is concern the injury will keep him out more than one game, Copper responded, “Yes, there’s lots of concern.’’
Brewer will be evaluated before Thursday’s game against Ottawa. Tampa Bay general manager Steve Yzerman said the team will have to make a call-up from Syracuse if Brewer is unable to play.
The Lightning are already missing D Radko Gudas (upper body), LW Ryan Malone (fractured ankle), C Steven Stamkos ...