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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

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 7 9 6 13:08 29
Post Season 2 2 1 12:60 2

Top Cal Foote News

  • Lightning's Cal Foote: Registers assist

    Foote notched an assist in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Maple Leafs in Game 4.

    Foote snapped a six-game point drought with the helper. The 23-year-old defenseman didn't see any postseason action last year, but he's been a regular in the lineup so far with Jan Rutta often sitting as a scratch. Foote's seen limited usage on the third pairing, logging one assist, three shots on net, 11 hits and four blocked shots through four playoff appearances.

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  • Lightning's Cal Foote: Ice time on rise

    Foote will step in and fill defensive minutes while Ryan McDonagh (upper body) misses time.

    Footer isn't known for his offense -- he only has one goal and six assists in 42 games this season and has spent several games in the press box. But he isn't afraid to throw his body in front of pucks and get in lanes. That doesn't make Foote a fantasy guy, but he will certainly help on the ice while McDonagh recovers.

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  • Lightning's Cal Foote: Two points in limited minutes

    Foote scored a goal, dished an assist and went plus-3 in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Blackhawks.

    Foote set up a Taylor Raddysh tally and then scored a go-ahead goal, with both scoring plays coming in the second period. The 23-year-old Foote hasn't played more than 12:43 in a game since Jan. 22, as he continues to be used sparingly on the third defensive pairing. He doesn't add much offense or physicality -- he's at seven points, 59 hits, 45 blocked shots, 33 shots on net and a plus-4 rating through 39 contests.

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  • Lightning's Cal Foote: No-nonsense defender

    Foote's ice time in Friday's 4-3 win over Arizona dropped to 9:30.

    It's notable because his average ice time on the bottom pairing is 13:54 this season and has been as high as 25:01 near the end of January. Foote is a no-nonsense defender who is most valuable when he's not noticed on the ice -- that means mistake-free hockey. He's just not an offensive player and his secondary contributions (hits, blocks and shots) are marginal.

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  • Lightning's Cal Foote: Offers helper in win

    Foote notched an assist, two hits and two blocked shots in Saturday's 7-1 win over the Sharks.

    Foote had the secondary helper on Steven Stamkos' first-period tally, which stood as the game-winner. Three of Foote's four assists this season have come in his last nine outings. The 23-year-old blueliner has added 28 shots on net, 49 hits, 35 blocked shots and a plus-3 rating in 29 appearances. He'll likely be tasked with a top-four role until the Lightning can get some of their injured blueliners back on the ice.

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  • Lightning's Cal Foote: Returns from COVID-19 protocols

    Foote cleared the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Monday, per Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site.

    Foote will be tasked with snapping a 12-game point drought upon his return to the ice. The 23-year-old has recorded 32 hits and one assist through 20 appearances this season.

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  • Lightning's Cal Foote: Placed in COVID-19 protocols

    Foote entered the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Thursday, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.

    Foote has just one point in 20 games this year while averaging a mere 13:01 of ice time, so his absence is unlikely to impact the majority of fantasy players. Still, with the blueliner sidelined, the Bolts will need to call up a defenseman or two from the minors ahead of Thursday's clash with the Panthers.

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  • Lightning's Cal Foote: Quietly effective

    Foote has gone 10 games without a point.

    Foote is quietly effective on the ice -- you don't really notice him because he doesn't make big mistakes. But he also doesn't stand out in any category. Foote has one assist, 22 hits, 21 shots and 19 blocks in 18 games.

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  • Lightning's Cal Foote: Returns to action Sunday

    Foote (undisclosed) is playing Sunday against Minnesota, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.

    An undisclosed injury kept Foote off the ice Saturday but was apparently minor enough to only sideline him for one game. The third-pairing defenseman has averaged 12:06 TOI/G without tallying a point in seven games this season.

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  • Lightning's Cal Foote: Sat out with injury

    Foote (undisclosed) was out with an injury for Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Devils, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.

    Foote had played in seven straight games, but it was an injury that sidelined him Saturday. Head coach Jon Cooper didn't provide any additional details on Foote's injury, so he'll be questionable at best ahead of Sunday's game versus the Wild.

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  • Lightning's Cal Foote: Finishes conditioning assignment

    The Lightning recalled Foote (finger) from AHL Syracuse on Sunday, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.

    The defenseman played five games on the conditioning assignment after recovering from September finger surgery. It's unclear whether Foote will dress for Monday's game against Washington.

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  • Lightning's Cal Foote: Goes on conditioning assignment

    The Lightning assigned Foote (finger) to AHL Syracuse for a conditioning assignment Friday.

    The 21-year-old defenseman is expected to compete for bottom-pair minutes once activated off injured reserve. It's unclear how many games Foote will require on the conditioning assignment.

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  • Lightning's Cal Foote: Could return Saturday

    Foote (finger) won't be ready to play prior to Saturday's matchup with Colorado but should be considered day-to-day at that point, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.

    Foote logged 35 games for the Lightning last year, recording one goal on 40 shots, two assists and 39 hits while averaging 12:53 of ice time. Once given the green light, the 22-year-old defenseman should be able to challenge Andrej Sustr for a spot in the lineup but won't offer much fantasy value given his limited offensive upside. In order to play, Foote will need to be activated off injured reserve.

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  • Lightning's Cal Foote: Undergoes finger surgery

    Foote underwent surgery to repair a tendon in his pinkie finger and will likely miss the first 2-4 weeks of the season, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.

    Foote is in a good position to establish himself as a semi-regular player for the Lightning this season, but he'll likely have to wait until the calendar flips to November before doing so. The 22-year-old blueliner picked up three points, a plus-9 rating, 39 hits and 29 blocks while averaging 12:53 of ice time through 35 games last campaign.

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  • Lightning's Cal Foote: Signs two-year extension

    Foote signed a two-year, $1.7 million contract with the Lightning on Thursday.

    Foote drew into 35 games with Tampa Bay last season, picking up three points, 40 shots, a plus-9 rating and 39 hits while averaging 12:53 of ice time per contest. The 14th overall pick from the 2017 Entry Draft appears to be on track to be a regular in the Lightning's lineup in 2021-22.

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  • Lightning's Cal Foote: Rejoins active roster

    Foote was promoted to the active roster Wednesday, per CapFriendly.

    Foote will likely be a depth option on defense during the postseason. He made 35 appearances this season, racking up three points, a plus-9 rating, 39 hits, 29 PIM and 40 shots on net as a rookie.

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  • Lightning's Cal Foote: Bounced to minors

    Foote was reassigned to AHL Syracuse on Friday.

    Foote has tallied three assists and a plus-9 rating in 35 games with the Lightning as a rookie this season. The 22-year-old blueliner will likely be back with the big club in the near future.

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  • Lightning's Cal Foote: Sent back to taxi squad

    Foote was assigned to the taxi squad Wednesday, per CapFriendly.

    Foote's presence in the lineup for Thursday's game versus the Stars likely depends on the status of David Savard (lower body). The 22-year-old Foote has three points in 35 appearances this year.

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  • Lightning's Cal Foote: Emergency recall Tuesday

    Foote was recalled to the active roster under emergency conditions Tuesday, per CapFriendly.

    David Savard (lower body) is out, so Foote's presence was needed in the lineup. The 22-year-old Foote is playing in Tuesday's game versus the Blackhawks. He has three points in 34 appearances so far in 2020-21.

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  • Lightning's Cal Foote: Chips in with helper

    Foote produced an assist and two shots on goal in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Stars.

    With Ryan McDonagh and Erik Cernak both sidelined by lower-body injuries, Foote saw a season-high 23:52 of ice time Thursday. He also collected his first NHL assist on a Yanni Gourde goal. Foote has two points, 26 shots on net, 30 hits, 22 blocked shots and a plus-5 rating through 26 games as a rookie. A first-round pick from 2017, Foote has seen mostly sheltered minutes as he acclimates to the NHL level.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 227 lbs
Birthplace: Denver, CO
Age: 23
Experience: 1
Shoots: Right