Conacher was sent down to the minors Monday. With the Lightning's season over while the Crunch are still chasing the Calder Cup, Conacher was one of five Tampa Bay players reassigned to AHL Syracuse. The winger is currently tied for the team lead in points (56) and will have three remaining games to secure that honor outright. Given his heavy usage at the end of the year, the 27-year-old should probably be considered a favorite to secure a spot on the 23-man roster for the start of the 2017-18 campaign.
Conacher finished with two assists and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 4-2 win against the Canadiens. Conacher, just recalled from AHL Syracuse on Wednesday, was a huge factor in this victory. However, his limited role means he's still not worth using in most fantasy formats heading into the regular-season finale against the Sabres on Sunday.
The Lightning recalled Conacher from AHL Syracuse on Wednesday. Tampa Bay is extremely banged up at forward, so Conacher's promotion will add some much-needed depth up front. The 27-year-old winger has notched two points in eight games with the big club this campaign. He could draw into his ninth game of the season with the Lightning as soon as Thursday against Toronto.
Conacher was returned to AHL Syracuse on Friday, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Here's a guy who left the hockey landscape in Switzerland -- he had been playing for Bern SC -- in favor of a one-year, one-way contract with the Bolts last summer, only to get waived ahead of the season and ultimately become an organizational tweener. "I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little frustrated," Conacher said in a recent report. Still, given that a handful of Tampa Bay forwards have been banged up over the course of the season, it may just be a matter of time before Conacher gets another call-up to the big stage.
Conacher was recalled from AHL Syracuse on Wednesday. The 27-year-old pivot ascends to the parent club in the wake of news that fellow forward Ryan Callahan will be out indefinitely following a hip procedure. You could try catching Lightning in a bottle by streaming Conacher as a punt play in daily leagues, but know that he's not going to get much ice time as a bottom-six skater.
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