Stephens was having an ok start to the season centering the fourth line after Cedric Paquette was moved prior to the season in a salary cap clearing move to the Ottawa Senators. The Lightning have a few different options in their back pocket to handle the loss of Stephens. In Saturday’s game, Mathieu Joseph and Alexander Volkov who have both been battling for the twelfth forward spot with were in the line up.
This week we check in on some of the early season surprises and disappointments.
Six of the seven rescheduled games involve the Carolina Hurricanes.