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:
- It’s Boston Bruins day on PHT 0
- Fanspeak: Dominik Hasek voted greatest Sabre in franchise history 23
- Is Colorado’s rise a fair example of what might happen in Buffalo? 5
- It’s Buffalo Sabres day on PHT 19
- Gomez goes full circle by rejoining Devils on tryout basis 12
- Under Pressure: Jimmy Howard 6
- Looking to make the leap: Anthony Mantha 21
- It’s Detroit Red Wings day on PHT 24
- Under Pressure: Nathan Horton 8
- Will Johansen be the latest Overhardt holdout? 25