Lightning's Jonathan Drouin sits out AHL game for missing meeting

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin was disciplined in the minors once again, this time for missing a pre-practice team meeting.

Syracuse Crunch general manager Julien BriseBois announced Drouin would not play in the American Hockey League team's game at Utica on Wednesday. BriseBois said it's a one-game punishment, and Drouin will return for the Crunch's next game against Albany on Friday.

The Syracuse Post-Standard first reported Drouin being benched. The newspaper reported Drouin has apologized to the team and said he missed the meeting because of an issue with his alarm clock.

Drouin, the third player selected in the 2013 draft, had just rejoined the Crunch on March 7. He was suspended indefinitely by the Lightning for leaving the team before a game on Jan. 20.

The Crunch defeated the Comets 3-1.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.