Killorn scored the game-winning goal with a plus-3 rating in Friday's 4-2 victory against the Canadiens. Killorn had been ice cold lately, entering play with just two goals and four points over his past 22 games. The Lightning are still very much alive in the hunt for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and this tally should give Killorn confidence heading into the regular-season finale, and perhaps the postseason.
Killorn is mired in a 10-game scoring drought. Killorn sits one goal from his career mark (17) , but he has just four in 29 games since the calendar flipped to 2017. This despite skating in a top-six role. Right now, Killorn shouldn't be in your active roster and at 27, he isn't likely to take a great leap forward in his game.
Killorn (undisclosed) is expected to play Friday against the Wild, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Killorn was a last-second scratch for Tuesday's game against the Kings, but he turned in a full practice Thursday, and should return to his role skating on Tampa Bay's second line and second power-play unit Friday. The veteran pivot has been red-hot of late, racking up six points (three goals, three assists) in his last five games. Killorn has never been known as a prolific scorer, but is generally good for at least 40 points per season, making him a nice depth option in deeper fantasy leagues.
Killorn (undisclosed) skated with normal gear in Thursday's practice, Bryan Burns of NHL.com reports. This latest report indicates that Killorn "took part in all drills," which has him on track to return for Friday's road game against the Wild. The versatile forward is capable of playing on the wing or down the middle, providing flexibility for the Bolts, albeit with inconsistencies in terms of where he slots into the lineup -- fortunately, his most common arrangement over the past 10 games has been on the top-line right wing opposite fantasy stud Nikita Kucherov, and with Tyler Johnson at center.
Killorn (undisclosed) missed Tuesday's game against the Kings, but head coach Jon Cooper said he is hopeful the winger will miss just one game, Bryan Burns of NHL.com reports. Wait to see Killorn officially return and prove his health in a full game before plugging him back into the active fantasy lineup. It sounds like his injury isn't terribly serious and he'll be able to return sooner rather than later.
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