Braydon Coburn D TB 7 days ago

Coburn scored the game and series-winning goal in Wednesday's Game 7 win over Detroit.

The shot knuckleballed toward the Wings net and it kicked up over Petr Mrazek and into the net. But a goal is a goal, and this one gets the Bolts through to the next round.

Braydon Coburn D TB 3 weeks ago

Coburn (lower body) is slated to suit up for Thursday's playoff opener against the Red Wings, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Also getting the green light along with Coburn (who last suited up for the Lightning on March 10) were fellow blueliner Andrej Sustr and forward Alex Killorn. Meanwhile, defender Jason Garrison will not suit up for the contest. In four games for Tampa Bay prior to being sidelined, Coburn notched two assists. Previous to that, he had recorded nine points in 39 games for the Flyers.

Braydon Coburn D TB 3 weeks ago

Coach Jon Cooper said he expects Coburn (lower body) to play in Game 1 of the Lightning's first-round playoff series against the Red Wings on Thursday, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Coburn has been able to take contact while skating with the team the last few days, and with no setbacks with his injury to date, he appears to be trending toward a return to game action. The Lightning will still have to formally activate Coburn from injured reserve in order to facilitate his re-entry in the lineup, but that should take place following Thursday's morning skate. Expect Coburn, who was limited by injury to just four games with the Lightning after being acquired from the Flyers at the trade deadline, to assume a role on the team's third defensive pairing.

Braydon Coburn D TB 3 weeks ago

Coach Jon Cooper noted Tuesday that Coburn (lower body) is "questionable to probable" for Thursday's playoff opener against the Red Wings, NHL.com's Bryan Burns reports.

Coburn, who participated in Tuesday's optional skate, continues to inch toward a return to action and even if he is unable to suit up for Thursday's Game 1, it seems likely that the blueliner will play at some point during the Lightning's opening-round series.

Braydon Coburn D TB 3 weeks ago

Coburn (lower body) skated with his teammates Monday, NHL.com's Bryan Burns reports.

The report indicates that Coburn appears to be approaching game-ready shape, though his status for Thursday's playoff opener against the Red Wings has yet to be solidified.

Braydon Coburn D TB 4 weeks ago

Coach Jon Cooper said it would be a "gift" if Coburn (lower body) was active for Game 1 of the Lightning's first-round playoff series, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Coburn recently resumed skating with the Lightning and wasn't wearing a no-contact jersey at Thursday's optional session, but it sounds like he might still be waiting on clearance for doctors in order to play in games. The blueliner has been out since mid-March with the injury.

Braydon Coburn D TB 1 month ago

Coburn (lower body) joined his teammates for portions of Tuesday's practice, sporting a no-contact jersey, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

With that progress in mind, Coburn -- who last suited up on March 10 -- noted that he hopes to be ready to return to the lineup for the Lightning's first playoff game, next week.

Braydon Coburn D TB 2 months ago

Coburn (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, the NHL's official media site reports.

The Lightning lost three players to injuries in Tuesday's win over the Canadiens, with Coburn's 4-to-6 week recovery timetable representing the lengthiest absence. With the team in need of extra bodies to fill out its roster for Thursday's game against the Bruins, Coburn was moved to IR to pave the way for the promotion of forward Mike Angelidis.

Braydon Coburn D TB 2 months ago

Coburn is in line to miss 4-6 weeks with a lower body injury, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Tuesday's 1-0 win over the Canadiens thus proves costly for the Lightning, with Coburn injured in the contest, along with forwards Ondrej Palat (out 2-3 weeks) and Cedric Paquette, who will be sidelined 10-14 days. GM Steve Yzerman, who relayed that Coburn's current injury isn't related to the blueliner's previous foot issues, indicates that the team's key trade deadline acquisition (who has notched two helpers in four games for the Lightning) could be back by the start of the first round of the NHL playoffs.

Braydon Coburn D TB 2 months ago

Coburn missed practice Wednesday due to an undisclosed issue, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.

It's possible that Coburn just received a maintenance day, as coach Jon Cooper neglected to specify which of the absentees from practice were nursing legitimate injuries. In any case, more information on his status for Thursday's game against the Bruins should be issued after the team completes its morning skate.