Gudas missed the last four games with a lower-body injury he suffered on October 13. With Luke Witkowski going back to the AHL it is a guarantee that Gudas will be back in the lineup on Friday. He will skate on the second pair with Jason Garrison.
No surprise, Bishop starts in net for the Lightning.
Bishop allowed three goals on 23 shots in a 3-2 loss to the Oilers on Monday. He took a seat in the second game of the back-to-back, but will be back in the crease tonight in Winnipeg. Bishop is 3-1-1 with a 1.97 GAA and .921 SV%. He is a must-start tonight.
The Lightning have reassigned Luke Witkowski to Syracuse (AHL).
Witkowski, 24, was recalled but never appeared in a game for the Lightning. His return to the AHL means that Radko Gudas will be good to go for Friday. He had one assist in four games with Syracuse before being called up.
Killorn (undisclosed) is unlikely to play on Friday.
Killorn practiced with the team this afternoon, but is still a little bit away from returning to the lineup. The Lightning have a back-to-back on Friday and Saturday, so if he isn't available for tomorrow, there is a good chance he won't be ready for Saturday either.
Callahan (lower-body) is not on the ice for practice; not expected to play Friday.
Callahan was listed as week-to-week so if he misses the back-to-back this weekend it would not be surprising. Valtteri Filppula and Johnathan Drouin moved up to the first line to play with Steven Stamkos with Callahan out.
Gudas (lower-body) is on the ice for the Lightning's practice.
Gudas, who was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday, has missed the last four games with the lower-body injury that he suffered 10 days ago. He is eligible to return to the lineup whenever he is healthy and it looks as if that might be tomorrow in Winnipeg.
Killorn (undisclosed) is on the ice for Lightning practice this afternoon.
Killorn missed both games of Tampa Bay's back-to-back on Monday and Tuesday with an undisclosed injury that he suffered in Monday's morning skate. Being on the ice this morning is a positive sign that he might be available for Friday's meeting with the Jets. We will get an update on his status following the practice.
Killorn (undisclosed) will not play Tuesday and is listed as day-to-day.
Killorn fell into the boards at the morning skate on Monday and missed last night's game as a result. Originally the Lightning said he was fine and only got the wind knocked out of him, but it has clearly developed into a more serious issue.
Callahan (undisclosed) will not play Tuesday and is listed as week-to-week.
Callahan was injured in the Lightning's loss to the Oilers and will be out for a bit. Head coach Jon Cooper said that things could change into a day-to-day issue if he progresses well. Expect Mike Blunden to play tonight after being recalled this morning. No word on who will move up to the top-line.
Nabokov allowed two goals on 25 shots in a loss to the Devils in his Lightning debut last Tuesday. With Tampa Bay playing in the second game of a back-to-back tonight, they will give Nabokov the nod vs. the Flames. Calgary is 4-3-0 while scoring 2.57 G/PG.
The Lightning have moved Radko Gudas (lower-body) to injured reserve.
Gudas has been out since October 13 and will miss his fourth straight game tonight. He was moved to IR to make room for the Lightning to recall Mike Blunden. He is eligible to be activated from IR whenever he is healthy.
The Lightning have recalled Michael Blunden from Syracuse (AHL).
Ryan Callahan was injured in Monday's game, so recalling Blunden likely means that Callahan will not play on Tuesday vs. the Flames. Blunden has two goals and one assist in four games with Syracuse in his first year with the Lightning organization.