Last week, Voráček achieved 1,000 matches in the regular season. The native of Kladno is the best recorder of the Blue Jackets with 24 assists and shares the lead in club productivity with 25 points.
Palát resigned during the second period of Tuesday’s match against Buffalo. Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said he would miss the Czech striker in today’s duel against Vancouver and probably on Saturday against Dallas.
With 15 goals, Lightning’s second-best scorer could return to the lineup on Tuesday on the Los Angeles ice.