Dotchin handed out two assists and went plus-2 against the Bruins on Thursday. This marks the first multi-point effort of the rookie's career, which is now 26 games deep. The 22-year-old Dotchin hasn't ever shown much offensive ability at the AHL level, nor do his eight assists and 37 shots at the NHL level inspire confidence from a fantasy perspective, but he's become a trusted and steady option on the back end for Tampa in the two months since his promotion.
Dotchin (undisclosed) declared that he's ready for Saturday's game against the visiting Capitals, Bryan Burns of NHL.com reports. Lightning Coach Jon Cooper indicated that Dotchin was dealing with some type of injury Friday, but evidently it wasn't a serious issue. Look for the rookie defenseman to continue working on the top defensive pair with proven playmaker Victor Hedman.
Coach Jon Cooper noted Friday that Dotchin may be dealing with an unspecified injury, Bryan Burns of NHL.com reports. Dotchin logged four shots and a minus-2 rating in 19:13 worth of ice time (including 2:17 on the power play) in Thursday loss to the Maple Leafs, but now the blueliner may be dinged up again, thus clouding his status for Saturday's game against Washington.
Dotchin is in line to work on a defensive pairing with Victor Hedman on Thursday against the Maple Leafs, the team's official site reports. Dotchin indicated that he was okay after suffering an apparent arm injury in Tuesday's game against the Senators, and he's slated to remain in action Thursday. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder has logged helpers in two of his last four games, bringing his season-long stat line to 0-6-6 over the course of 22 contests.
Dotchin suffered an apparent arm injury in Tuesday's game against the Senators, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Dotchin tried to thwart a rush and was favoring his arm, but he said he was OK after the game. For now, consider the very physical defenseman day-to-day. His pairing with Victor Hedman has given the Lightning a big boost in their blue-line corps, so they'll hope to have him back soon.
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