Key Defenseman Returns to Lightning After 80-Day Leg Injury Recovery

Mikhail Sergachev made a remarkable return to the Tampa Bay Lightning lineup just two-and-a-half months after breaking his left tibia and fibula, as the team faced elimination in the playoffs against the Florida Panthers.

Talk about tough. Here’s yet another testament to the resilience of hockey players. Mikhail Sergachev, a defenseman, made a striking comeback to the Tampa Bay Lightning’s roster. And guess what? This was just two-and-a-half months post a major injury.

On Feb 7, Sergachev had a nasty fall. He broke his left tibia and fibula. Ouch, right? The scene was pretty grim – it all went down during a game against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Poor guy had to be stretchered off the ice.

Fast forward to Saturday, and he’s back. The Lightning, though, are in a tight spot. They’re staring down the barrel, with the Florida Panthers leading 3-0 in the Eastern Conference first-round playoff series. Talk about a critical time for a comeback.

Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson is a Senior Writer for HockeyMonitor. With a background in Sports Media, Alex joined the team in 2022. He focuses on providing the latest hockey news, game scores, and fresh NHL trade rumors.

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