Mikhail Sergachev LEAVES the Lightning right before the playoffs for PERSONAL reasons

Published April 8, 2023 at 6:09 PM
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The countdown has begun for the 2023 Stanley Cup playoffs, which will commence in just over a week's time. Among the teams vying for the championship title is the Tampa Bay Lightning, who have their eyes set on reaching the finals for the fourth consecutive year. If they succeed, they will have a chance to clinch their third cup in four years, which would be an incredible feat.

However, their journey to the finals won't be easy, especially tonight when they face off against the Ottawa Senators on their home ice. Adding to the challenge, one of their top defensemen, Mikhail Sergachev, won't be able to join them on the ice. The Lightning have confirmed that Sergachev won't be in the lineup tonight.

Despite this setback, the Lightning remain a formidable team, boasting an impressive roster of players. Sergachev, in particular, has been a key player for the Lightning, having signed a massive contract last offseason. He has not disappointed, putting up an impressive career year, tallying 9 goals and 60 points in 77 games so far this season. Although he won't be able to play tonight, the Lightning will undoubtedly find a way to compensate for his absence and continue their quest for the Stanley Cup.

We would love to offer our congratulations to Mikhail on the birth of his first child.


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