Jonathan Drouin Suspended Indefinitely by Lightning: Latest Details and Reaction

January 20th, 2016 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

Tampa Bay Lightning winger Jonathan Drouin has been suspended indefinitely without pay by the Tampa Bay Lightning for missing Wednesday night's AHL Game, according to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston. 

Drouin was assigned to the AHL's Syracuse Crunch in early January after missing extended time due to a lower-body injury. He requested a trade through his agent, Allan Walsh, following his reassignment to Syracuse, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie. 

Walsh released a statement Wednesday night confirming Drouin didn't suit up because a trade may be close, and he doesn't want to risk further injury, per TVA Sports' Renaud Lavoie: 

The Lightning formally acknowledged Drouin's trade request on Jan. 3, according to the Tampa Tribune's Erik Erlendsson, and scouts from around the NHL have proceeded to flock to Syracuse games with the Feb. 29 trade deadline approaching. 

"I try not to [think about the scouts], it gets in your head a little bit," Drouin said, according to's Joe Yerdon. "You try to focus on your game and the rest will settle itself."

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