A day after Lightning star Steven Stamkos broke his right tibia crashing into a goal post at TD Garden, the focus shifted from what happened -- Stamkos had Tuesday morning surgery to repair the injury -- to how the Lightning will cope with the loss of its best player perhaps for the rest of the season.
Tampa Bay also has injury issues on the blue line as defensemen Sami Salo (lower body) and Keith Aulile (upper body) were hurt in Monday's 3-0 loss to the Bruins and will not play tonight at Montreal
The first moves came Tuesday as right wing J.T. Brown and defenseman Dmitry Korobov were called up from AHL Syracuse.
Crunch general manager Julien BriseBois said those two were called up "we felt they will give us the best chance to win tonight in Montreal. After tonight we'll reevaluate and see what we need for Thursday's game (at home against the Ducks)."
Only a handful of players skated at the Bell Centre on Tuesday so how the players will line up against the Canadiens was difficu...