THE LIGHTNING INSIDER
The Lightning’s lineup has undergone some more changes prior to tonight’s battle with the Toronto Maple Leafs as goaltender Karri Ramo and defenseman Jay Leach will be in the lineup. Ramo (
Leach will be in the lineup because defenseman Brad Lukowich’s shoulder isn’t ready to go, and coach John Tortorella said he’s not sure how much the AHL veteran will play.
“He’s a tryer,” Tortorella said. “I want him to keep it simple and put his big body in front of the net.”
As for Ramo, Tortorella has gone out of his way to try to remove pressure from the young Finn.
“We’ve had great reports on him since he came back from injury,” Tortorella said. “Goaltending is one of the issues we have – not the only one – so we’ve got to look at it. We’re forcing the future a little, and we know it’s a tough spot for him.
“We’re that high on him that we feel he gives us a chance; we need to see what he’s about. This isn’t about pointing fingers or blaming, it’s about trying to fix a problem.”
As for other injury news, Ryan Craig underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a torn