Smith was reassigned to the taxi squad Monday, CapFriendly reports. Smith registered three assists, nine PIM and four hits while averaging 9:54 of ice time in his last three contests, but he appears set to watch from the press box against Carolina on Monday after his demotion.
Smith was promoted to the active roster from the taxi squad Saturday, per CapFriendly. Smith has bounced between the active roster and the taxi squad frequently as the Lightning manage a tight salary cap situation. He typically holds a fourth-line role for the Lightning.
Smith was promoted to the active roster and will be in the lineup for Monday's game against Florida, CBS Sports reports. Smith collected two assists in his season debut Saturday and will suit up again Monday. The 26-year-old could stay in the lineup as long as Anthony Cirelli (upper body) is out.
Smith was sent down to the taxi squad Sunday, per CBS Sports. Smith recorded a pair of assists in his season debut, a 6-1 win over the Panthers on Saturday. The 26-year-old's impressive first game of the year could earn him more playing time -- it remains to be seen if Smith will return to the active roster for Monday's game versus the Panthers.
Smith delivered two assists in 9:23 in his season debut Saturday. The Lightning won 6-1 over the Panthers. Smith has been working hard on the taxi squad to get to this opportunity. It remains to be seen if he can stick once Steven Stamkos returns, but Anthony Cirelli's week-to-week absence could give him a toe in the door, especially with this performance. Smith has played 84 NHL games over five seasons, with more than half of those (46) back in Dallas in 2017-18. The Bolts are deep, so it will be hard for him to stay on the active roster throughout the season.
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