Apr 18, 2014, 11:18 AM EDT
From Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston:
Lightning coach Jon Cooper gave the not-unexpected word this morning ahead of tonight’s game versus Montreal.
Palat, 23, had 59 points in 81 games and could very well be one of the finalists for rookie of the year.
On the bright side, despite losing one of his key forwards, after also losing Game 1 of the series, at least Cooper hasn’t lost his sense of humor:
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- Fanspeak: Clarke voted greatest Flyer in franchise history 27
- Different tune: Moore hasn’t settled with Bertuzzi, says brother 25
- Rangers win Kevin Hayes sweepstakes 24
- It’s Philadelphia Flyers Day at PHT 58
- Kovalev compares Subban to Leetch, says he isn’t worth the money 49
- Under pressure: Rick Nash 9
- Wang sells Isles to ex-Caps owner Ledecky 41
- Report: MLSE CEO Leiweke to step down (Update: Leiweke denies move) 6