Tom Pyatt C TB 4 Days
Tom Pyatt (broken collarbone) is expected to be out for another two-to-four weeks.
Pyatt, who has been out since Oct. 8, has already exceeded the early end of his initial timetable. "I don't think it's uncommon for this type of injury to be eight to 12 weeks, potentially," Lightning GM Steve Yzerman said. "We were all hoping at the eight week mark he'd be good to go but he needs a little more time. Obviously, we're hoping it's not 12 weeks. So, it's taking a little longer but not a reason from our perspective for concern."
Tom Pyatt C TB 7 Days
Tom Pyatt (broken collarbone) could be cleared for contact next week.
He has been practising in a non-contact jersey this week but seems to be progressing. Lightning coach Jon Cooper was cautious when discussing Pyatt's clearance. "We'll see. He has to get one more tests on this, and then they will determine if he is cleared," Cooper said. Even when he returns, Pyatt has no real fantasy value.
Tom Pyatt C TB 19 Days
Tom Pyatt (broken collarbone) practiced Saturday in a no-contact jersey.
"I was skating on my own for a while there, so it's definitely nice to get in the some drills and be around the team again," he said. Still, Pyatt isn't expected to be available to return until after Thanksgiving. His broken collarbone has healed, but it will probably require another two weeks to prove that it take contact.