Lightning reveal long list of playoff injuries
The Tampa Bay Lightning's third straight run to the Stanley Cup Final took quite the physical toll on their players.
General manager Julien BriseBois revealed the long list of injuries that players played through during the playoffs, according to The Athletic's Joe Smith.
Brayden Point suffered a "significant" quad tear in Game 7 of the first round against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Point returned for Games 1 and 2 of the Stanley Cup Final but missed the remainder of the series.
Nikita Kucherov played through an MCL ailment, Anthony Cirelli suffered a sprained AC joint that may require surgery, Ryan McDonagh had a "mangled" finger, and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare played through a meniscus injury suffered before the postseason began.
Additionally, Brandon Hagel suffered a foot fracture in Round 2, Nick Paul is dealing with a sprained AC joint and an MCL sprain, and Corey Perry has a sprained AC joint of his own.
All players are expected to make full recoveries.
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