Upper / Lower body injuries - a full bodied scoring blow to the Lightning

Ryan Malone and Steven Stamkos are listed as day-to-day with the Lightning after leaving Wednesday night's game with injuries. Malone and Stamkos' injuries were generalized in the ambiguous declarations of "lower body injury" (Malone) and "upper body injury" (Stamkos).

Both players will be with the team in Denver for the Bolts next game against the Avalanche on Friday Night.

While some may panic at the idea the Lightning's two leading scorers are (potentially) out of action for Friday, this becomes the perfect opportunity for other members of the Lightning to step up.

Though it's been suggested the Lightning may make a recall from Norfolk to cover the potential roster deficits, they have the men on-hand to cover the staff loses of Malone and Stamkos: Todd Fedoruk and Kurtis Foster should both start at forward.

Of course, if the injuries are more serious than the day-to-day status (and the health assessment reported by Damian Cristodero at the Times suggested a call up is still likely), then there will indeed be a need for a roster move or two as insurance.

As it stands though, the Bolts may be hurting but their hand has not been forced to make a roster move... Yet.