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from the Tampa Tribune, Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Mathieu Garon is expected to miss three to four weeks with a slight tear of his groin muscle, general manager Steve Yzerman said Wednesday.
Dustin Tokarski will be called up from the Lightning’s minor league affiliate in Norfolk, Va., and join the team in Washington, D.C., for its game Thursday against the Washington Capitals, Yzerman said.
Garon was injured 3 minutes, 54 seconds into Tuesday’s 7-3 loss to the Ottawa Senators. Dwayne Roloson entered in relief and gave up five goals on 33 shots.
Garon, who is 23-16-4 this season, had been carrying the load in goal as Tampa Bay fought back into playoff contention. He has a 2.85 goals against average and a save percentage of .901.
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Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Mathieu Garon will be out at least three weeks with a groin tear, general manager Steve Yzerman announced Wednesday.Garon left in the first period of Tuesday's 7-3 loss to the Ottawa Senators after extending to make a save.The 34-year-old has a 23-16-4 record with a 2.85 GAA in 48 games for the Lightning this season.Goalie Dustin Tokarski has been...
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Mathieu Garon exited Tuesday's contest against the Ottawa Senatoes with an apparent groin injury.
Garon made an acrobatic save on All-Star defenseman Erik Karlsson less than four minutes into the first period, but remained on the ice for a few moments for departing the contest.
Veteran netminder Dwayne Roloson replaced the 34-year-old Garon, who...
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