Dotchin contributed a goal, an assist and a plus-4 rating in Tuesday's 5-4 win over Carolina. This performance came out of nowhere for a player that had never posted a multi-point effort before. Dotchin's shown superb defensive prowess for a 23-year-old blueliner, though, racking up a plus-22 rating through 67 career games.
Dotchin (illness) participated in morning skate Thursday, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports. It's a safe bet that the two-way defenseman will be fit to play in the evening's home contest against the Senators. His output of six points (two goals, four assists) through 23 games needs to be viewed through the proper lens, as Dotchin's actually working with a robust 7.1 shooting percentage to complement a plus-5 rating over 15:36 of average ice time. Those are quality numbers for a second-year skater learning the nuances of a tough position.
Dotchin (illness) missed Tuesday's game with the flu, reports the Tampa Times. His absence wasn't planned, as was originally thought. Dotchin was struck suddenly by the flu and there is no timeline for his return.
Dotchin (illness) wasn't on the ice for warmups and won't play in Tuesday's game against the Golden Knights, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Dotchin wasn't in the rotation during Tuesday's morning skate either, so this may have been planned to some extent. He's played just four games since returning from an undisclosed ailment, recording two assists and a plus-4 rating in that span. Slater Koekkoek will likely slot into Dotchin's place.
Dotchin (undisclosed) is officially back in the lineup for Saturday's home matchup with the Jets. Dotchin returns to action for Tampa Bay after missing the last eight games due to his undisclosed injury. The 23-year-old took line rushes with Victor Hedman in pregame, but it's not guaranteed that he'll see more than his 14:53 of average ice time Saturday despite the juicy pairing.
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