Columbus (14-27-2) at Tampa Bay (21-19-3) 7:30 pm EST
TAMPA, Florida (Ticker) -- The Tampa Bay Lightning play
without their captain when they face the Columbus Blue
Jackets on Friday.
The Lightning waived veteran Dave Andreychuk on Tuesday,
possibly ending the 42-year-old's illustrious career.
Andreychuk, who is second among left wings in all-time goals
(640), assists (698) and points (1,338), had six goals and 12
assists in 42 games this season. But Tampa Bay cited the
league's new rules emphasizing speed as its reason for parting
ways with the captain from its only Stanley Cup championship in
Andreychuk may just be a scapegoat for the struggles of the
Lightning, who have dropped eight of their last 11 games.