TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Lightning star Nikita Kucherov is set to return against Calgary after missing 32 games with a lower-body injury that required surgery.
Kucherov got hurt chasing a puck during the third period Oct. 16 at Washington. The high-scoring forward appeared to be injured in the groin-abdominal area.
Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos did not participate in the morning skate due to an undisclosed issue. Lightning coach Jon Cooper says it will be a “game-time decision” if Stamkos plays against the Flames.