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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
17-4-3 37
17-6-2 36
14-5-4 32
13-9-3 29
12-8-1 25
8-13-3 19
6-17-3 15
6-15-1 13

2021 Stats

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Assists
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Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 4 4 -5 12:00 4

Top Mitchell Stephens News

  • Red Wings' Mitchell Stephens: Facing months-long absence

    Stephens (lower body) will be out at least until Feb. 23, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

    Stephens has already missed four contests and will miss many more, but at least he doesn't require surgery. He recorded four points in 16 games prior to suffering the injury against Montreal on Nov. 13.

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  • Red Wings' Mitchell Stephens: Placed on IR retroactively

    Stephens (lower body) was placed on IR on Monday.

    The move was retroactive to Nov. 13. With Stephens expected to "miss some time," this move doesn't substantially alter his outlook. Joe Veleno has been recalled from AHL Grand Rapids and should fill in while Stephens recovers.

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  • Red Wings' Mitchell Stephens: Expected to miss time

    Stephens (lower body) "will miss some time" after leaving Saturday's game against Montreal.

    A better look at his timeline could be available in the coming days but this should rule him out for Monday's game against Columbus and Tuesday's tilt with the Stars. The 24-year-old Stephens has four assists through 16 games this season.

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  • Red Wings' Mitchell Stephens: Injured Saturday

    Stephens left Saturday's game against Montreal with a lower-body injury and will not return.

    Stephens crashed into the boards and was in noticeable pain when heading back to the bench. An update on the severity of his injury should be available before Monday's tilt with the Blue Jackets.

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  • Red Wings' Mitchell Stephens: Records assist Friday

    Stephens posted an assist and two PIM in Friday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Panthers.

    Stephens helped out on a Sam Gagner goal in the second period. The 24-year-old Stephens is up to three assists, nine shots on net and a minus-1 rating through eight contests. He looks like a lock for a fourth-line role, but the Red Wings' offense isn't deep enough for him to be considered a consistent producer.

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  • Red Wings' Mitchell Stephens: Produces pair of helpers

    Stephens recorded two assists, two shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Blackhawks.

    Stephens played a key role in the Red Wings taking control early in the second period. He helped out on goals by Carter Rowney and Vladislav Namestnikov. The 24-year-old Stephens had struggled until Sunday. He has just the two assists, nine shots on net, five blocked shots and a minus-2 rating through six contests. The second-round pick from 2015 has done little to earn anything more than a fourth-line role so far.

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  • Red Wings' Mitchell Stephens: Sure bet to make team

    Stephens is considered a lock to make the Opening Night roster for the Red Wings, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

    Stephens is tabbed as the permanent replacement for fourth-line grinder Luke Glendening, whom the Wings surprisingly let walk as an unrestricted free agent. It cost the Original Six club a 2022 sixth-round draft pick to acquire Stephens, which isn't a big price to pay for a 24-year-old who was actually a second-round pick with the Lightning back in 2015, when GM Steve Yzerman had been making roster moves for the Bolts.

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  • Red Wings' Mitchell Stephens: Traded to Motor City

    Stephens was flipped to the Red Wings from the Lightning on Friday in exchange for a 2022 sixth-round pick.

    Stephens garnered one assist, three shots and eight hits in seven games for the Lightning this past season. The 24-year-old center should be in the mix for a spot on the Opening Night roster with his new club and could top the 38 games he played during the 2019-20 campaign.

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  • Lightning's Mitchell Stephens: Ready to rock

    Stephens (lower body) will be activated off injured reserve and return to Tampa Bay's lineup for Tuesday's game versus Nashville, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.

    Stephens hasn't cracked the Lightning's lineup since Jan. 23 against Columbus, but he recently wrapped up an impressive conditioning stint with AHL Syracuse, during which he racked up eight points in just four games. Stephens, who's picked up one point in four NHL appearances this year, is expected to skate on Tampa Bay's fourth line Tuesday.

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  • Lightning's Mitchell Stephens: Back from conditioning stint

    Stephens (lower body) was recalled from his conditioning stint with AHL Syracuse on Monday.

    Stephens was fantastic during his 10-day conditioning stint, racking up eight points across four AHL games. The 24-year-old is still technically on injured reserve, but he could be activated for Tuesday's matchup against the Predators. Stephens likely will slot into the bottom six if he ends up playing.

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  • Lightning's Mitchell Stephens: Headed on conditioning stint

    Stephens (lower body) was assigned to AHL Syracuse for conditioning on Friday.

    Stephens has been sidelined since Jan. 23 with a lower-body injury, so he'll head to the AHL to get back into playing shape. The 24-year-old winger has notched seven points in 42 games over the last two campaigns.

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  • Lightning's Mitchell Stephens: Upgraded to day-to-day

    Stephens is considered day-to-day with his lower-body injury, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.

    Stephens has been sidelined since undergoing surgery in mid-February, but it sounds like he could be ready to return sooner rather than later. Either way, the 24-year-old forward has only notched seven points in 42 games over the last two seasons, so most fantasy managers won't need to track his status.

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  • Lightning's Mitchell Stephens: Back on ice

    Head coach Jon Cooper said Thursday that Stephens (lower body) has started skating again but isn't close to returning to the lineup.

    Stephens underwent surgery in mid-February and was expected to miss at least two months. It's been a month since his surgery, so getting back on the ice marks a significant milestone in his rehab. Nevertheless, it sounds like he's at least a few weeks away from returning to the lineup, if not more. Prior to this injury, Stephens played four games this year, recording an assist, four hits and two shots on net.

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  • Lightning's Mitchell Stephens: Undergoes surgery

    Stephens (lower body) underwent surgery recently and is expected to miss a couple of months, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.

    Head coach Jon Cooper didn't provide much detail on Stephens' injury besides calling it "significant." Late March seems like the earliest that the 24-year-old will be ready. Prior to this injury, Stephens looked ready to be a fixture in the lineup, as he played all four games on the fourth line.

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  • Lightning's Mitchell Stephens: Lengthy absence on tap

    Coach Jon Cooper said Sunday that Stephens (lower body) is expected to miss at least two months, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.

    Stephens suffered the injury in a Jan. 23 loss to the Blue Jackets, and the injury appears significant. Before getting injured, the 23-year-old recorded one assist, two shots and four hits while averaging 8:32 of ice time in four games this year. Expect the team to shift Stephens to injured reserve to open up a roster spot in the coming days.

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  • Lightning's Mitchell Stephens: Out indefinitely

    Stephens has been ruled out indefinitely with a lower-body injury, the team announced Monday.

    Stephens has registered one assist, two shots and four hits while averaging 8:32 of ice time in four games this year. The 23-year-old center will almost certainly be designated for injured reserve in the coming days, while Blake Coleman figures to re-enter the lineup after missing out against Columbus for disciplinary reasons Saturday.

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  • Lightning's Mitchell Stephens: May face long recovery

    Head coach Jon Cooper said following Saturday's loss to the Blue Jackets that Stephens could miss significant time, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports.

    Cooper walked back his comments by saying that he was speculating, but it appears the 23-year-old forward will miss at least a few games at this point. The Lightning don't play again until Tuesday's matchup against the Hurricanes. The team should provide a more definitive timeline before then.

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  • Lightning's Mitchell Stephens: Suffers apparent leg injury

    Stephens exited Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets after suffering an apparent leg injury, Caley Chelios of the Lightning's official site reports.

    Stephens suffered the injury when he was pulled down from behind by a Blue Jackets player, causing him to buckle his right leg awkwardly. The Lightning have yet to release any details regarding Stephens' status, but it looks like he could be facing an extended absence.

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  • Lightning's Mitchell Stephens: Pens two-year extension

    Stephens signed a two-year, $1.475 million extension with the Lightning on Wednesday.

    Stephens was a part-time player for Tampa Bay in 2019-20, picking up three goals and three helpers in 38 contests. The 23-year-old forward will likely continue to be a rotational, bottom-six option next season, so don't expect him to suddenly develop into a useful fantasy option.

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  • Lightning's Mitchell Stephens: Finds net in shootout victory

    Stephens potted a goal on two shots and handed out four hits Monday in a 3-2 shootout win over Washington.

    Stephens made a nifty doorstep deflection of a Patrick Maroon feed in the second period to stake the Lightning to a 2-0 lead. He also enjoyed an efficient night in the faceoff circle, winning eight of 12 (66.7 percent) draws. Stephens, who centered Tampa Bay's fourth line Monday, contributed three goals and three assists in 38 regular-season games as a first-year NHLer.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Peterborough, ON
Age: 24
Experience: 2
Shoots: Right