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Lightning injury updates: Garrison unlikely for Game 1

Jason Garrison missed the final six games of the regular season. Scott Audette/NHLI/Getty Images
  • Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jason Garrison missed the final six games of the regular season with an upper-body injury and it’s unlikely he will be ready for Game 1 of the team's first-round series against the Detroit Red Wings. He’s been practicing but hasn’t been cleared for contact.

    “If my body responds well, hopefully it will be sooner than later,” Garrison said after Monday’s practice.

    Overall, he said he’s feeling good and still trying to regain his upper-body strength.

  • Lightning forward Alex Killorn missed the final three games of the regular season due to an undisclosed injury but believes he’ll be ready for Game 1. He was back on his line with Steven Stamkos and Jonathan Drouin at Monday’s practice.

  • Tampa Bay defenseman Andrej Sustr missed the final six regular-season games due to an upper-body injury, but he’s hoping to be ready for Game 1. He practiced Monday and was paired with fellow blueliner Mark Barberio.