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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
58-18-6 122
54-21-7 115
51-23-8 110
51-26-5 107
32-39-11 75
32-40-10 74
33-42-7 73
22-49-11 55

2021 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 26 43 15 18:19 70
Post Season 5 8 1 19:16 8

Top Anthony Cirelli News

  • Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Signs eight-year extension

    Cirelli (shoulder) signed an eight-year, $50 million contract extension with the Lightning on Wednesday.

    Cirelli drew into 76 regular-season games in 2021-22, picking up 17 goals and 43 points before adding eight points through 23 playoff contests. The 24-year-old pivot should continue to post 15-plus goals and around 45 points on a yearly basis for most, if not all of the duration of his new contract.

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  • Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Undergoes surgery Tuesday

    Cirelli (shoulder) underwent surgery Tuesday to repair the AC joint sprain he suffered during the playoffs, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.

    Cirelli remains without a clear timeline to return, making his status for September's training camp uncertain. Once the center is cleared to play, he'll likely slot into a middle-six role, but fantasy managers should account for the possibility that he'll miss time early in the year as he finishes his recovery.

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  • Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Will require surgery

    Cirelli suffered an AC joint sprain during the playoffs, which will require surgery, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.

    The Lightning have yet to release an expected timetable for Cirelli's recovery, so at this point it isn't clear if he'll be ready in time for training camp in September. The 24-year-old forward tallied 17 goals and 43 points through 76 regular-season appearances before adding three goals and eight points through 23 playoff contests this year.

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  • Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Expected to play

    Cirelli (arm) is on the ice for warmups and is on track to play in Friday's Game 5 versus the Lightning, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.

    Cirelli finished Game 4 despite appearing to take a skate to the arm in the second period. The 24-year-old looks ready to continue toughing it out in a second-line role, barring a late scratch from the lineup.

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  • Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Status uncertain

    Cirelli's status for Game 5 against Colorado on Friday is uncertain according to coach Jon Cooper after the 24-year-old center suffered an arm injury in Game 4, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.

    Cirelli was able to finish the game and logged 23:53 of ice time in which he scored a goal on five shots. If Cirelli is unable to play in Friday's Game 5, he would almost certainly be replaced by Nick Paul on the second line, though that would likely depend on the availability of Brayden Point (undisclosed).

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  • Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Scores again in Game 4 loss

    Cirelli scored a goal on five shots in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Avalanche.

    Cirelli buried a rebound to open the scoring just 36 seconds into the game. The 24-year-old center has now scored in consecutive games after going 13 straight contests without a tally. Cirelli now has three goals and five assists through 21 playoff games. He'll look to get on the scoresheet again Friday as the Lightning try to avoid elimination in Game 5.

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  • Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Lights lamp Monday

    Cirelli scored a goal on two shots, doled out four hits and blocked two shots in Monday's 6-2 win over the Avalanche in Game 3.

    Cirelli has picked up two points in three games against the Avalanche, an uptick in scoring after he went without a point in the last four games of the Eastern Conference Finals. The 24-year-old center continues to play a steady two-way game on the second line. He's up to two goals, five helpers, 37 shots on net, 65 hits, 20 blocked shots and a minus-1 rating in 20 playoff outings.

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  • Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Registers assist

    Cirelli logged an assist, two shots on goal and two PIM in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Avalanche in Game 1.

    Cirelli had a four-game point drought entering Wednesday, but he snapped it by assisting on a Mikhail Sergachev tally. The 24-year-old Cirelli has served as more of a shutdown center in these playoffs, posting six points, 34 shots on net, 55 hits and an even plus-minus rating in 18 contests overall. He'll likely see a lot of the Nathan MacKinnon line, so Cirelli shouldn't be counted on for a significant uptick in offense as the Lightning try for a three-peat.

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  • Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Two helpers in Game 1 loss

    Cirelli picked up two assists in Wednesday's 6-2 loss to the Rangers in Game 1.

    Cirelli assisted on both of Tampa Bay's goals in the contest, giving him three helpers in his last two games following a four-game scoring drought. The 24-year-old center has had a quiet postseason offensively with just one goal and three assists, but he's provided a physical presence with 46 hits and 15 blocked shots. Cirelli should continue to play an expanded role for the Bolts while Brayden Point (leg) remains sidelined.

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  • Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Focusing on checking not scoring

    Cirelli delivered four blocks and three hits in Saturday's 2-1 win over Toronto in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference First Round series.

    Cirelli isn't focused on points this postseason -- he has one goal in seven playoff games. But he is a Selke-worthy performer whose value is measured in the weight of the wet blanket he lays on the opponent's best player.

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  • Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Expected back Tuesday

    Cirelli (undisclosed) is slated to rejoin the lineup versus Columbus on Tuesday, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.

    Cirelli will step back into his third-line center role with his undisclosed injury behind him. The 24-year-old Ontario native needs just three more points to top the career-high 44 he put up back in 2019-20. With a trio of contests remaining in the regular season, Cirelli still has an outside shot of reaching the 20-goal threshold for the first time in his five-year NHL career, as well.

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  • Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Out Sunday

    Cirelli (undisclosed) will not play Sunday against Florida, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.

    As Smith notes, it's possible that Cirelli is simply getting a rest day but it's unclear if he's dealing with some sort of injury as well. The 24-year-old center has 17 goals and 42 points on the year. The Lightning will dress 11 forwards and seven defensemen Sunday.

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  • Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Nets OT winner

    Cirelli had a goal and an assist in a 4-3 overtime win over the Ducks on Thursday.

    He scored 1:58 into overtime to lift the team to a comeback win. Cirelli has 41 points in 69 games and is within three points of equalling his career mark set in 2019-20. The 20-year-old has three points (one goal, two assists) in his last three games.

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  • Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Sets up two more Tuesday

    Cirelli dished out two assists -- one on the power play -- in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Hurricanes.

    Cirelli set up Victor Hedman in the second period before adding a helper on Steven Stamkos' overtime winner with the extra man. While Cirelli remains stuck on just one goal in the past 20 games, he's stirring to life offensively with five helpers in his last three.

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  • Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Two helpers Saturday

    Cirelli collected two power-play assists in Saturday's 2-1 overtime win over the Red Wings.

    The 24-year-old had the secondary helper on each goal as Brayden Point and Steven Stamkos did most of the work, but it still ended up being Cirelli's first multi-point effort since Jan. 11. The power-play points were his first since Jan. 4. Even with Saturday's performance, however, Cirelli has just one goal and five points through 13 games in March.

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  • Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Strikes early in third period

    Cirelli scored a goal in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Kraken.

    Cirelli scored just 23 seconds into the third period, effectively ending the Kraken's hopes of a comeback push. The 24-year-old had produced just three assists in 13 games since the All-Star break before his goal Wednesday. Cirelli is up to 14 goals, 32 points, 105 shots on net, 58 hits, 58 PIM and a plus-16 rating in 55 outings. He'll continue to see time on the second line.

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  • Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Collects assist in win

    Cirelli produced an assist and fired two shots on goal in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Blackhawks.

    Cirelli set up Cal Foote's first goal of the season at 16:48 of the second period, which gave the Lightning their first lead Sunday. The helper was just the second assist in nine games for Cirelli, who hasn't produced much offense since the All-Star break. The 24-year-old center has skidded to the 30-point mark through 50 contests overall, and he's added 99 shots on net, a plus-17 rating and 56 PIM. It's safe to assume his scoring touch will return to some extent soon as long as he continues to see top-six minutes.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 191 lbs
Birthplace: Etobicoke, ON
Age: 25
Experience: 5
Shoots: Left