Tampa Bay Lightning Players Reveal Injuries They Played Through During Round 1

During the NHL playoffs, the Tampa Bay Lightning faced several injuries that affected the team's performance on the ice.

Key players like Victor Hedman, Brayden Point, Erik Cernak, Tanner Jeannot, and Michael Eyssimont were all dealing with various injuries during the playoffs.

Hedman was dealing with a hip impingement, which can cause discomfort and limited mobility in the hip joint. Despite his injury, he continued to play at an impressive level, being one of the best players on the team in the first round.

Point suffered a rib cage cartilage fracture, which can be debilitating, but he pushed through the pain and continued playing.

Cernak was diagnosed with a concussion after being hit by Michael Bunting in Game 1. He was making progress, but he was not close to returning to play.

Eyssimont missed three games due to concussion-like symptoms, but he was cleared to return for Game 5.

Jeannot had a high ankle sprain that forced him out of the lineup, but it allowed Eyssimont to step in.

It's likely that players on the Toronto Maple Leafs were also dealing with injuries, but the details of those injuries may not be known until after the playoffs.

Injuries are not uncommon during the playoffs, and it's admirable to see players push through and make sacrifices for the success of their team. Despite their injuries, the Lightning managed to make it to Game 6 of the playoffs, but they were eventually eliminated.

The team will now have an extended off-season to rest and prepare for the next season properly. Photo Credit:  Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports