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Tampa Bay’s Jonathan Drouin Called to Play More Responsibly

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Jonathan Drouin, right, attempts a shot at Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price, left, during second period of Game 4 NHL second round playoff hockey action, Thursday, May 7, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. Price stopped 22 shots as the Canadiens beat the Lighting 6-2 on Thursday night to stay alive in their second-round playoff series. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rookie Jonathan Drouin called out by coach

Tampa Bay rookie Jonathan Drouin has not played much in the playoffs -- he played in three of Tampa's first 14 playoff games and averaged 11:10 minutes per game in those three appearances. Many Lightning fans expected to see Drouin in the lineup when forward Ryan Callahan was scratched for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinal against the Montreal Canadiens, but Tampa passed...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning roster: Jonathan Drouin or Jonathan Marchessault?

Competition for a roster spot on the Tampa Bay Lightning is heating up due to an unexpected injury to alternate captain Ryan Callahan.  Callahan is out indefinitely after receiving an emergency appendectomy Monday night.  The Lightning are looking towards two rookies — Jonathan Drouin and Jonathan Marchessault — to fill the void left by the veteran […] The post Lightning...
Via Along the Boards
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tampa's Drouin unlikely to replace Callahan in Game 6

When Tampa's Ryan Callahan underwent an emergency appendectomy Monday night, it seemed a lineup spot would finally open up for rookie Jonathan Drouin, who played in just two of the five games in the second round. But according to multiple reports out of Tampa practice Tuesday morning, it seems center Jonathan Marchessault could crack the lineup instead, as Marchessault told reporters...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa coach Cooper promises playing time for rookie Drouin

Jonathan Drouin is a victim of the rookie treatment so far this postseason. The young Tampa forward has been a healthy scratch in eight of the team's nine postseason games, but Lightning coach Jon Cooper told the Canadian Press that Drouin will see more ice time at some point."He’s an extreme talent and he’s getting better and better,” Cooper said to the Canadian Press. ...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cooper on Drouin: 'His time is not today'

There has always been a lot of hype around Jonathan Drouin after he was selected third overall in the 2013 NHL Draft. But this season has been a difficult one for the 19-year-old, and his latest road bump came in the form of playing time in the playoffs.The main issue is that Drouin hasn't played at all this postseason. The tactic is one NHL fans have seen before, most notably when...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning Injury Update: Jonathan Drouin to play in AHL after slow recovery

It looks like Tampa Bay Lightning winger Jonathan Drouin's NHL debut will wait even longer than he or the organization had hoped. According to, Drouin will be sent to AHL affiliate Syracuse for a few games for conditioning. #182292247 / Due to his injury (right thumb), Drouin is eligible for an AHL assignment even though he is only 19. Normally...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning Injury Update: Drouin returns to practice, participates in shooting drills

The Tampa Bay Lightning got some good news today as Jonathan Drouin, the second overall pick in the 2013 entry draft, was at practice. As per Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune, he participated in drills and took full shots, which also implies he did not take any contact. Still, this is very encouraging news. #181799582 / This is expected to be Drouin's rookie...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning Prospect Jonathan Drouin Out 3-4 Weeks With Fractured Thumb

Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Jonathan Drouin will be out for up to four weeks with a fractured right thumb, X-rays confirmed Monday. The injury occurred at training camp Thursday when he collided with a teammate during two-on-two practice. “It wasn’t a big hit or anything,” Drouin told the Tampa Bay Lightning official website. “I just lost balance and fell on my hand....
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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