Stralman picked up a goal and assist in Saturday's loss to the Islanders. It was just his second multi-point game of the season and just his first since Oct. 12. The Bolts have scuffled this season, but that's no excuse. Stralman is barely on a 30-point pace after delivering career numbers last season. He's a solid ballast for the offensive-minded Victor Hedman, but we'd like to see a bit more scoring, especially considering his draft position.
Stralman will be playing in Tampa Bay's matchup with the Sabres on Tuesday evening, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports. Stralman will be playing on the top defensive line for the Lightning alongside Victor Hedman. The 29-year-old Swede has six points through 16 games for Tampa Bay.
Stralman (undisclosed) is considered probable for Tuesday's matchup in Buffalo, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports. Stralman missed practice Monday due to an undisclosed injury, but his playing status doesn't appear to be any danger. The defenseman is averaging the second highest ice time of his nine-year career though sixteen games with 21:28 minutes per game, however, he's only managed one point in his last nine games.
Stralman did not skate Monday for "body maintenance" reasons, but coach Jon cooper indicated that he could miss Tuesday's contest because of the issue, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Stralman didn't miss any time Saturday because of the issue, but it sounds as though he could be in danger of skipping Tuesday's contest because of it. If he does, Nikita Nesterov would be the likely candidate to draw back into the lineup in his place.
Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman recorded two assists in Monday's 6-3 road win over the Bruins. With three points in three games to start the season, Stralman is illustrating early why he's the most valuable Bolts blueliner not named Victor Hedman. The ninth-year NHLer set career highs in goals (9), assists (30) and points (39) last season, so it's fair to expect similar production from him this year on a Tampa squad that brought back all it's core offensive firepower.
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