Sports Shorts

* It’s been said–and a lot more of late–that sports locker rooms are not unlike kindergarten classrooms when it comes to venues that morph into breeding grounds for illnesses.

* Locally, the Lightning have franchise experience for shutting down operations. Lockouts cost games in 2012-13 and a whole season in 2004-05, the year after the Bolts won the Stanley Cup. One big difference with a pandemic shutdown: Back then, teams could offset some lockout losses by scheduling concerts or other sports events. Not this time.

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