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Lightning defense takes a few more hits

Dec 27, 2011, 9:31 PM EDT

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The Tampa Bay Lightning are currently handling the Philadelphia Flyers in one of tonight’s strange games (the Lightning ended up winning 4-1 in a game Ilya Bryzgalov would like to forget), but they might lose in the long run. Their already questionable defense took at least one worrisome hit tonight.

Victor Hedman left the contest with a dreaded upper-body injury and won’t be back, according to the Lightning. It’s unclear what caused it, but in these times, it’s hard not to think of the word “concussion.”

Things looked downright scary for big minutes defenseman Eric Brewer, who was beaten badly by Wayne Simmonds in a rousing fight (click here for video). The good news is that Brewer returned to the bench, yet one cannot help but wonder if he’ll eventually miss some time (or at least be short of 100 percent) in the near future.

The Lightning are already hurting on defense, but losing Hedman, Brewer or both could cause the struggling team some serious problems.

  1. muttbolts - Dec 27, 2011 at 9:49 PM

    What,and winning 4-1 isnt news worthy?

    • grudenthediva - Dec 27, 2011 at 10:10 PM

      Shhh, dont mention the beloved Comcast Children being humbled by a team PHT goes out of their way to bash on a constant basis.

      Up yours indeed, PHT.

    • James O'Brien - Dec 27, 2011 at 10:37 PM

      It was mentioned in the lead sentence:

      “The Tampa Bay Lightning are currently handling the Philadelphia Flyers”

      Hope that helps.

  2. muttbolts - Dec 28, 2011 at 1:12 AM

    My bad coach

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