TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Tampa Bay Lightning General Manager Julien BriseBois announced Wednesday during a press conference that right winger Nikita Kucherov will be out for the NHL regular season, but captain Steven Stamkos is expected to play opening night.
BriseBois said Kucherov has a hip injury that will require surgery.
He may be ready to go by the post-season, the general manager said.
The NHL released the Lightning’s regular season schedule on Wednesday as well.
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