Witkowski remains a healthy scratch for the Lightning. He has just three points in 20 games and is best considered a spare part at this point in his career.
The Lightning's trade of Nikita Nesterov clears space for Witkowski to remain with the team indefinitely, reports Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com. Bolts' general manager Steve Yzerman moved Nesterov to the Habs because he felt they'd lose either Witkowski or Nesterov to waivers. Witkowski, who has two assists in 14 games this season, is a right shot and that fits Stevie Y's R-L approach to balance on the blue line. Just don't expect much by way of offence.
Witkowski was called up from AHL Syracuse on Friday, Erik Erlendsson of Lightning Insider reports. The call up could be to add depth, or it could be to replace someone who is banged up, like Braydon Coburn. In eight games in the NHL this year, Witkowski has one point, an assist, so he isn't much of a fantasy threat.
Witkowski was sent down to AHL Syracuse on Friday. The defenseman hasn't been too sharp this year, posting one point in eight games and averaging 9:44 minutes per game. He has bounced up and down throughout the year, so don't be surprised if he comes back up at some point.
Witkowski was reassigned to the minors Wednesday, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports. Even when Witkoski has been in the lineup, his utilization has been limited considering he is seeing a mere 9:44 of ice time. The 26-year-old was able to snag an assist in his eight appearances, but was demoted instead of Slater Koekkoek.
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