Tampa Bay defenceman Anton Stralman left the game Friday and did not return, the team announced.
Horrible news for Anton Stralman. Out indefinitely with non-displaced fracture of his left fibula, per #TBLightning.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) March 26, 2016
Stralman fell awkwardly, catching his toe on the ice and twisting his leg. He was helped off the ice, only putting weight on one leg.
Stralman is one of those players #tblightning can ill afford to lose for lengthy period, especially with playoffs a few weeks away
— Joe Smith (@TBTimes_JSmith) March 25, 2016
The defenceman is a huge part of the Lightning, eating up 22:20 of ice time per game and scoring 34 points in 72 games.
Cooper "Anton's season is not over'' won't be back before playoffs, obviously, but doesn't sound as if it's a month-to-month situation
— Erik Erlendsson (@erlendssonTBO) March 26, 2016