• Fourth goal of preseason a beauty

    News: Jonathan Drouin scored his fourth goal of the preseason in Saturday's win over Florida. He set up another in a 3-2 win.
    Analysis: It was a highlight reel play where he weaved around big defender Aaron Ekbland before burying it past Roberto Luongo. He's confident heading into the regular season and could be a fixture on a line with Steven Stamkos and Ryan Callahan. That puts his fantasy value up a couple ticks for sure.
  • Lightning's Drouin Will Play In Game 2

    News: Jonathan Drouin will play against Chicago in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Saturday, Steven Whyno of The Canadian Press reports.
    Analysis: Jonathan Drouin was not included in Game 1's lineup but coach Jon Cooper apparently had a change of heart ahead of Game 2. At just 20-years-old, Drouin has been off the ice since May 7 against Montreal but will replace Nikita Nesterov's spot in the lineup nonetheless.
  • Bolts Make Drouin A Healthy Scratch

    News: Jonathan Drouin will be a healthy scratch for Thursday's Game 1 against the Red Wings, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
    Analysis: With Alex Killorn (undisclosed) set to return to the lineup for the playoff opener, Jonathan Drouin was set to be bumped from a top-line role, and coach Jon Cooper determined the rookie wouldn't be an ideal fit on the checking line. The 20-year-old profiles as a fixture on the Bolts' top line for years to come, but with only four goals and 32 points in his 70 games this season, he's not quite ready for big minutes just yet.
  • Bolts' Drouin Over Illness

    News: Jonathan Drouin (illness) participated in Monday's practice, Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
    Analysis: The illness kept Jonathan Drouin out of last Saturday's regular-season finale against the Bruins, but his return to practice suggests he's no longer feeling under the weather. The young forward had been skating on the first line with Steven Stamkos prior to sitting out Saturday, but with Alex Killorn (undisclosed) poised to return for Game 1 of the Lightning's first-round playoff series with the Red Wings, Drouin will likely be forced to assume a bottom-six role.
  • Lightning's Drouin Scratched Due To Illness

    News: Jonathan Drouin (illness) will not play Saturday against the Bruins, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
    Analysis: Things were trending this way, with the team recalling Jonathan Marchessault from the AHL for depth, but Jonathan Drouin will indeed miss the regular-season finale. Drouin, 20, finishes the year with four goals and 28 assists in 70 games.
  • Bolts' Drouin Questionable For Saturday

    News: Jonathan Drouin is feeling sick and is uncertain to play Saturday against the Bruins, Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
    Analysis: With Jonathan Drouin questionable to play in the regular-season finale, the Lightning recalled Jonathan Marchessault from AHL Syracuse as an insurance option. Drouin's status should be clarified by his participation (or lack thereof) during pregame warmups, which will take place about a half hour prior to the 7:30 ET puck drop.
  • Tampa's Drouin Gets Another Goal

    News: Jonathan Drouin scored the Lightning's only goal in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Senators. It came on the power play.
    Analysis: The guy has some absolutely sick moves, so it comes as a surprise that it's just his fourth goal of the season. Then again, he has two goals in three games after going through a 42-game goal drought. His production is relatively sporadic, but next season will be a completely different story. Keep him in mind for 2015-16.
  • Bolts' Drouin Finally Tallies Goal

    News: Jonathan Drouin tallied a power-play goal in Monday's 5-3 win over the Canadiens.
    Analysis: A great outlet pass from goalie Ben Bishop to defenseman Anton Stralman ultimately found its way to Jonathan Drouin, who was able to fake out the Habs' Carey Price in open space for his first goal since Dec. 15, a drought that spanned 42 games. After entering the season as hockey's best prospect in the eyes of many, the 20-year-old hasn't quite had the kind of impact that was anticipated, as he's sitting below a half-point-per-game scoring pace. While Drouin might not be of much use in the fantasy playoffs, he's still regarded as an elite talent and will make for a great target in drafts and auctions next season.
  • Bolts' Drouin Could Be Moving Up

    News: Jonathan Drouin slotted in on the Bolts' top line during Saturday's practice.
    Analysis: Jonathan Drouin has served primarily in a bottom-six role over the last few weeks, but coach Jon Cooper gave the 19-year-old a chance to showcase his talents alongside Steven Stamkos to start the second period of Friday's win over the Red Wings, and he didn't disappoint. The rookie ultimately set up the game-winning goal for linemate Alex Killorn midway through the third period, earning praise from Cooper afterwards. Drouin, who is still sitting on just two goals over 61 games this season, will likely get the chance to see more top-line minutes Sunday against the Bruins, but will need to continue to make plays in order to stick there on a more permanent basis.
  • Bolts' Drouin Snaps Slump

    News: Jonathan Drouin picked up an assist in Wednesday's win over the Ducks.
    Analysis: Just when Jonathan Drouin seemed to turn a corner in January, his performance has regressed over the last three weeks. The assist was just his second point of February, and his first in eight games. Those in dynasty leagues will want to ride the course with Drouin, but those in shallower season-long formats need not wait for him to come around.