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Monday, 10.27.2008 / 1:54 PM / Lightning Insider
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The Lightning had an upbeat hour-long practice today before heading to the airport for a flight to Toronto. Getting on the road for a bit might be just what the team needs after a long stretch at home without many games. It will be nice to break out the leather coat and touque for a change as we head into the great white North.

After a lackluster showing against San Jose Saturday night, Lightning head coach Barry Melrose shuffled the forward lines again today in practice. Here's what they were, though they could change by tomorrow:

Pettinger-Lecavalier-St. Louis
Malone-Stamkos-Hall
Recchi-Prospal-Gratton
Roberts-Jokinen-Artyukhin
Ward-Craig-Vrbata

Looks like Matt Pettinger gets in his first game for the Bolts, while Radim Vrbata left practice early as he recovers from an injury. Ryan Craig made it through the entire practice and looks close.