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Bad day for Bolts: Palat out 2-3 weeks, Coburn 4-6

Braydon Coburn

Braydon Coburn


The Tampa Bay Lightning will be without defenseman Braydon Coburn for 4-6 weeks due to a lower body injury.

Coburn, who was acquired prior to the deadline from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a first round pick, third round pick and Radko Gudas, has appeared in four games for the Lightning registering two assists while averaging 17:02 in ice time.

According to Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times, Coburn’s injury is unrelated to the foot he broke earlier in the season.

The Bolts will also be without Ondrej Palat for 2-3 weeks after he suffered a lower body injury blocking a shot in Tampa’s 1-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens Tuesday night.

Additionally, Cedric Paquette is expected to miss 10-14 days with an upper body injury.

The club recalled forward Mike Angelidis on an emergency basis Thursday.

The Lightning did receive some positive news on the injury front.

Forward J.T. Brown will to return tonight when the Lightning visit the Boston Bruins. Brown has missed three games with an upper body injury.

Defenseman Matt Carle (abdominal) is expected to be ready for Saturday when the Lightning host the Winnipeg Jets.

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