Filppula (lower body) skated Thursday during the team's informal workouts and said the ailment he played through during the postseason last year did not affect his summer training, reports the Tampa Tribune.
Drouin heads into camp in tremendous shape and he is already impressing veteran Lightning players during informal workouts, reports the Tampa Bay Times. "Physically, he looks bigger, stronger," said team captain Steven Stamkos. "Skating looks great, shot looks great. And he always had the smarts and quickness and playmaking ability ... he looks great out there."
Stamkos had a procedure to remove a screw from his surgically repaired tibia about three weeks ago, and the center says he's closer to 100 percent than he has been at any point of the season, according to the Lightning's official website. "Itís amazing week after week how much better it feels and how much closer itís getting to where it was before," he said. "Iím excited about that."