"He's a huge part of our team defensively," coach Guy Boucher said of Hall. "He's the most reliable forward we've got. He's our best faceoff guy. He blocks shots. He pays the price. He's our top guy for penalty kill. It's a big piece for us to lose."
Hall is not the only piece the Bolts have lost since the start of the season, as defensemen Mattias Ohlund and Victor Hedman and forwards J.T Wyman and Ryan Shannon are also sidelined with injuries.
As for Ohlund, who has not played in this regular season after undergoing surgery on both knees, he remains off the ice while rehab continues to strengthen the muscles around his knees and is unaware if he will play hockey again this season.
The overload of injuries could drive the Lightning to become an important buyer in the upcoming trade deadline, as the club has reportedly been shopping for help on the back end and in between the pipes.
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