Stralman (illness) will travel with the team to Ottawa for Monday's game against the Senators and is expected to play, Erik Erlendsson of The Tampa Tribune reports. Stralman missed Sunday's practice due to a bout with the flu, but the issue isn't expected to cost him much more than that. The team should confirm his status following Monday's morning skate, so expect another update when that happens.
Stralman (illness) was absent from Sunday's practice, Erik Erlendsson of The Tampa Tribune reports. The Bolts take on the Senators in Ottawa on Monday, so it's unclear whether or not Stralman will be good to go for the tilt. However, more information should be available following Monday's morning skate. Stralman is enjoying the best statistical season of his career, and looks set to reach a double-digit goal tally for the first time, having already scored eight goals through 51 games.
Stralman scored two goals and skated to a plus-3 in Friday's 6-3 doubling up of the Penguins. Stralman's tallies were the book-ends for the Lightning in this one, as he both opened the scoring in the first and closed it with an empty-netter late in the third. The blueliner is now up to eight goals, 26 points, a plus-11 rating and 89 shots on goal this season, making him barely less valuable fantasy-wise than fellow Swedish d-man Victor Hedman (four goals, 30 points, plus-11, 116 SOG).
Stralman dished out two assists in 25:25 of ice time in Saturday's overtime win over Vancouver. Another strong showing from the Swedish rearguard, who continues to produce offense consistently, racking up 10 points in his last 11 games. The 29-year-old logs heavy minutes and has now hit the 20-point barrier for the second consecutive season. He's money right now on a Tampa Bay team that has won back-to-back games.
Stralman posted a goal and an assist on the power play, but finished with a minus-3 rating in Wednesday's loss to the Rangers. While it's encouraging to see Stralman deliver with the man advantage, his minus-5 mark over the last five games leaves much to be desired. Stralman has responded to an increased workload with three points in over 50 minutes of playing time over the last two games combined, and his value should rise if he maintains this more prominent role.
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