TAMPA One day after making some additions, the flu-stricken Lightning found themselves with a few subtractions to their lineup Tuesday.
C Nate Thompson and D Brendan Mikkelson missed the morning skate with a stomach virus and were scratched against the Canadiens. RW Tim Wallace, who made his Tampa Bay debut Saturday in Pittsburgh, also was sidelined as the coaching staff scrambled to find 18 healthy skaters.
The absence of several regulars forced the Lightning to make a handful of recalls from Norfolk of the American Hockey League.
After RW Brandon Segal was recalled on Monday, C Trevor Smith, RW Mike Angelidis, D Evan Oberg and LW Pierre-Cedric Labrie were recalled before Tuesday's game.
The five newcomers were in coach Guy Boucher's makeshift lineup.
With C Vinny Lecavalier (hand), D Victor Hedman (upper body) and D Marc-Andre Bergeron (back) not ready to return, the overhauled roster against Montreal also included newly acquired defensemen Brian Lee and Mike Commodore.