As is often the case with teams that have completed a long playoff run, injuries have plagued the Tampa Bay Lightning, defeated in the Stanley Cup Finals by the Colorado Avalanche.
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At the end of the season report presented on Tuesday, the general manager of the “Bolts”, Julien BriseBois, offered an update on the state of the situation in the infirmary. This has at least been requested recently and will be for some time.
In particular, forward Brayden Point suffered a torn quadriceps and will undergo a few weeks of convalescence. Touched during the seventh game of the series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, he had missed ten games before making a brief return to the game that proved unsuccessful.
Then, Anthony Cirelli will have to go under the knife for a sprain in one of the two shoulders which appeared during the final, while he suffered a dislocation in the other.
Defenseman Ryan McDonagh has a damaged finger on his side, the result of a blocked shot during the series against the New York Rangers.
For his part, the star player Nikita Kucherov has trouble with the meniscus of a knee.
The support skaters are not left out, as Brandon Hagel will have to heal a broken foot from the duel against the Florida Panthers. Nick Paul is affected by shoulder problems, as is veteran Corey Perry.
Despite the extent of the medical report, BriseBois said he expected at a press conference to see all his players recover without inconvenience.
Tampa Bay saw its season end with a 2-1 loss in Game 6 of the Finals on Sunday.