Tampa Bay Lightning recalls Cory Conacher from Syracuse Crunch…again

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The Tampa Bay Lightning has recalled forward Cory Conacher from the Syracuse Crunch just one day removed from re-assigning him back to Syracuse.

The Tampa Bay Lightning is no stranger to injuries. The Lightning has been forced to deal with numerous roster shifts already this season due to a number of injuries to key players like forward Nikita Kucherov and captain Steven Stamkos, just to name a few.

Tonight, as the Lightning makes their way home to the Amalie Arena for 90’s Night, the Bolts continue to deal with the stressful aforementioned issue. It was announced earlier today that Lightning forward Alex Killorn would be a game-time decision as he continues to deal with a nagging Lower-Body injury that forced Killorn to miss Tuesday night’s 3-2 overtime victory over the Nashville Predators.

Obviously, when there is a chance a player may not be able to take the ice with the team, a call needs to be made in order to ensure the team is properly prepared for that night’s action. This is where a very familiar face will come into play tonight.

The Lightning has officially recalled forward Cory Conacher from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch. Conacher has been on a bit of a rollercoaster ride with the team this season. It was just yesterday the Lightning reassigned Conacher to the Crunch. Now, he’s back on his way to the Bolts Nation.

We sure hope Cory Conacher is building up some airline miles with all the travel he’s been doing lately.

The 29-year-old Ontario native has played in three games with the Lightning this season. In this amount of time, he has earned himself one assist. Conacher did not play in Tuesday’s OT victory over the Predators. Instead, he served as a healthy scratch in favor of Carter Verhaeghe.

The Lightning definitely needs to be firing on all cylinders if they want to bring home a much-needed two points tonight. The Bolts haven’t had much luck against the Minnesota Wild in the last couple of seasons. The Wild swept the season series last season with a 5-4 overtime victory on October 20, 2018, and a decisive 3-0 victory on March 9.

It is unknown at this point whether or not Conacher will be taking the ice with the team. As we mentioned previously, Alex Killorn is a game-time decision, so there is always the chance Conacher won’t be needed. At the same time, it’s always nice to have a little assurance just in case things don’t go as planned.

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The puck is scheduled to drop at 7:00 p.m. Here’s hoping the Tampa Bay Lightning can build on the positives from Tuesday’s victory over the Predators and kick off a new win-streak with a victory over the Minnesota Wild.