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Quick Strikes for Thursday, September 25

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More details about Lightning Fan Fest, some news on some top Bolts prospects, and injuries galore around the league make up your Quick Strikes for Thursday, September 25.

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  • More details have been released about Lightning Fan Fest. The event will begin at 9 a.m. on Ford Thunder Alley, and will conclude at 3:30 p.m inside Amalie Arena. [Fox Sports Florida]
  • Andrei Vasilevskiy, one of the top NHL prospects currently, had a solid game for the Tampa Bay Lightning in a 4-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday. [Tampa Tribune]
  • One guy who wasn't on the ice against the Nashville Predators was Jonathan Drouin. He recently suffered a fractured thumb and will miss 3-4 weeks. As Pierre LeBrun explains though, that doesn't change the Lightning's plans for the young star. [ESPN]
  • Injuries galore in the NHL already, as Carolina Hurricanes forward Jordan Staal will miss time with a broken leg. [Canes Country]
  • Derek Stepan was another casualty of the NHL preseason, injured during an on-ice conditioning test held by the New York Rangers. He, like Jordan Staal, also fractured a bone in his leg. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • ANOTHER injury, this time affecting the Detroit Red Wings. Wings star Pavel Datsyuk will miss 4-5 weeks with a second-degree shoulder separation. Datsyuk suffered injury problems last season, along with his linemate Henrik Zetterberg. [Hockey World Blog]
  • Evander Kane has been the subject of trade rumors the past few seasons. Well, it looks like the Philadelphia Flyers were a team that nearly acquired him this summer. [Buzz on Broad]
  • Former Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steve Downie talks about his new team, his time in Tampa, and re-uniting with former Bolts head coach Rick Tocchet, now an assistant with the Pittsburgh Penguins. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]