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Some are due to injury, and some are dealing with the Covid-19 protocols. All of these players will be watching instead of playing.

The Tampa Bay Lightning are hosting the Montreal Canadiens Tuesday, December 28. It’s the first time the Canadiens have visited Tampa Bay since the Stanley Cup finals. Tampa Bay, as we know, beat Montreal 4 games to 1 to earn their second consecutive championship. This is their second matchup this season. Tampa Bay beat the Canadiens 3-2 in Montreal on December 7th. Now, things will be quite different with the two rosters.

For the Tampa Bay Lightning:

The Montreal Canadiens are missing Jeff Petry, Jake Allen, Ben Chiarot, Mike Hoffman, Laurent Dauphin, Artturi Lehkonen, Chris Wideman, Sami Niku, Joel Edmundson due to Covid-19 protocols. Other Canadiens who are injured include: Joel Armia, Mathieu Perreault, Christian Dvorak, Tyler Toffoli, Josh Anderson, Joel Teasdale, Josh Brook, Paul Byron, Carey Price and Shea Weber.

The Lightning have called up goaltenders Maxime Lagace, Hugo Alnefelt and defenseman Sean Day to help fill up roster spots.

The game against the Montreal Canadiens on December 28 is not televised, but will be available on Hulu and ESPN+.

[Source: Tampa Bay Lightning/]

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