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Quick Strikes for Thursday, March 10

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Healing is in the works for the Bolts, a FanPost with some excellent advanced stats and much more in Today's Quick Strikes.

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  • After going on a franchise record nine-game winning streak, the Lightning recently lost two consecutive games to the Flyers and Bruins. Now, they must get back on track - and get healthy. Braydon Coburn and Anton Stralman both missed the game on Tuesday evening because of injuries. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • When Jonathan Drouin returns to game action for the Syracuse Crunch after being reinstated by the franchise, he will move back to the left wing, where he has played for most of his career. [Syracuse.com]
  • Here is a FanPost providing some advanced stats for you all on the Lightning passes that lead to shot attempts. The great work by this team of volunteers shows who on the Lightning is the most dangerous when it comes to creating offense. [Raw Charge]
  • It takes a lot for an athlete to follow their dreams of playing hockey, but it also takes a huge toll on parents who spend thousands and make large sacrifices to allow their children to follow that dream. [Grand Forks Herald]
  • The NHL officially closed its investigation on Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane, releasing a statement saying it concluded "the allegations made against Kane were unfounded." [Second City Hockey]
  • Dennis Wideman was suspended for 20 games after he used force against an on-ice official. He is appealing the suspension, but is still sitting out while the process continues. That doesn't seem fair. It seems the NHL and NHLPA might have missed that during the negotiations for the Collective Bargaining Agreement. [TSN]
  • Another goaltender injury to report. New York Islanders goaltender Jaroslav Halak will be out a minimum of six weeks. Should the Islanders make the playoffs, he could possibly return after the first round. [Islanders Insight]
  • Alex Ovechkin and Kobe Bryant hung out on Tuesday night to watch the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Orlando Magic. Ovechkin received a pair of signed shoes and a jersey from the Lakers legend. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]
  • A member of Canucks Army makes a case as to why Radim Vrbata should be re-signed by the Vancouver Canucks, despite his low production this season. [Canucks Army]
  • Finally, Erik Erlendsson, the Lightning beat writer for the Tampa Tribune, is a great follow on Twitter and Facebook. [Facebook - Erik Erlendsson]