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July 22, 2021 06:00 PM
Lightning's Gemel Smith: Lands two-year extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith signed a two-year, two-way contract extension with the Lightning on Thursday, CapFriendly reports.

Smith only drew into the Lightning's lineup five times last season, picking up three helpers while averaging 10:03 of ice time per contest. The 27-year-old forward will likely continue to be deployed sparingly as an injury-replacement option for Tampa Bay over the next two campaigns.

May 11, 2021 10:40 PM
Lightning's Gemel Smith: Up to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith is on the active roster Tuesday, per CapFriendly.

Smith will be on the Lightning's playoff roster, although he shouldn't be expected to see much playing time. With both Steven Stamkos (lower body) and Nikita Kucherov (hip) expected to play in the postseason, Smith will likely act as forward depth.

April 10, 2021 09:28 PM
Lightning's Gemel Smith: Not playing after all
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith is not listed on the roster report and won't play Saturday versus the Predators.

Smith's absence from the roster report indicates he remains on the taxi squad, contrary to a previous report. The Lightning will play with only 17 skaters (11 forwards, six defensemen) versus the Predators due to cap constraints.

April 10, 2021 12:44 PM
Lightning's Gemel Smith: In lineup Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith will be recalled from the taxi squad for Saturday's tilt with Nashville, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.

With Steven Stamkos (lower body) out for Saturday's game, Smith will make his first NHL appearance since Feb. 25. The 27-year-old has three assists in four NHL games this season.

March 26, 2021 05:24 PM
Lightning's Gemel Smith: Rises to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith was promoted from AHL Syracuse to Tampa Bay's taxi squad Friday.

Smith has cracked the Lightning's lineup four times this season, picking up three helpers over that span. At this point it isn't clear if he'll be in the lineup for Saturday's game versus the Hurricanes.

March 8, 2021 11:12 AM
Lightning's Gemel Smith: Shuffles to AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith was assigned to AHL Syracuse on Monday.

Smith spent the first two months of the year bouncing between the taxi squad and the active roster. The 26-year-old suited up in four NHL games this season and produced three assists and nine PIM. Smith will be a more consistent contributor in the AHL.

February 27, 2021 12:32 AM
Lightning's Gemel Smith: Shuffled to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith was demoted to the taxi squad Friday, according to CBS Sports.

Smith has three assists and a plus-3 rating through four games with the Lightning this season. He'll likely be in the lineup Saturday against the Stars unless Anthony Cirelli (upper body) is able to return.

February 25, 2021 06:36 PM
Lightning's Gemel Smith: Activated for Thursday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith was added to the active roster and will play in Thursday's game against Carolina, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.

Smith sat out the past two games on the taxi squad, as he's played in three games this season, earning three assists over that span. Smith is expected to center the fourth line for Thursday's contest.

February 23, 2021 12:44 AM
Lightning's Gemel Smith: On taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 20, 2021 10:24 PM
Lightning's Gemel Smith: On active roster Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 15, 2021 09:40 PM
Lightning's Gemel Smith: Promoted from taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 14, 2021 11:44 PM
Lightning's Gemel Smith: Reverts to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 14, 2021 01:16 AM
Lightning's Gemel Smith: Two assists in season debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 13, 2021 06:40 PM
Lightning's Gemel Smith: Gearing up Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith was activated from the taxi squad and will play in Saturday's game versus the Panthers, Erik Erlendsson of reports.

With Steven Stamkos (COVID-19 protocol) and Anthony Cirelli (arm) out of the lineup, Smith will make his season debut. Smith played almost exclusively in the minors last year, posting 40 points and 50 PIM over 50 games.

January 12, 2021 03:52 PM
Lightning's Gemel Smith: Waived for assignment on taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith was placed on waivers Monday.

Smith, whose best asset is his speed, has solid hands -- he potted 22 goals in 50 games in the AHL last season. And he's a huge role model for wellness after publicly opening up about his battle with depression during his days in Boston. Smith brings insurance to the Bolts as they head into an unorthodox season in a very difficult time, but his fantasy value is negligible.

October 7, 2020 10:36 AM
Lightning's Gemel Smith: Secures one-year extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith penned a one-year, two-way contract with Tampa Bay on Wednesday.

Smith started the 2019-20 season on the 23-man roster, making three appearances at the start of the year before being dropped to the minors. In the AHL, the 26-year-old center racked up 22 goals and 18 helpers in 50 games, his second straight 40-point season in the minors. If the Lightning are forced to move Tyler Johnson for cap reasons, it could create a spot for Smith to feature more heavily for the team next year.

October 9, 2019 11:44 AM
Lightning's Gemel Smith: Sent to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith has cleared waivers and was moved to AHL Syracuse on Tuesday, Chris Johnston of Hockey Night in Canada reports.

Smith recorded his first goal with the Lightning in Sunday's game against the Panthers, tallying a goal in just 9:53 of ice time. He could resurface in the NHL at a later date, but he'll serve as organizational depth at this point.

October 5, 2019 10:12 PM
Lightning's Gemel Smith: First goal as Bolt
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith scored his first goal as a member of the Lightning in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Panthers.

Smith is a lower-line plug-in with just 20 points in 81 previous NHL games. That's since 2016-17. Nice night for the guy, but Smith is likely going to rotate in and out of the lineup depending on opponent.

July 8, 2019 11:36 AM
Lightning's Gemel Smith: Gets two-way deal from Tampa
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith agreed Sunday with the Lightning on a one-year, two-way contract, reports.

The deal is worth $700,000 at the NHL level. Smith spent the 2018-19 campaign in the Stars and Bruins organizations, appearing in three NHL contests and 47 AHL games, tallying 40 points (16 goals, 24 assists) during his time in the minors.

June 26, 2019 01:28 PM
Gemel Smith: Set to hit free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bruins did not extend a qualifying offer to Smith, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.

Smith did not score a point in three games with the Bruins after being claimed off waivers from the Stars. He did, however, post respectable numbers at the AHL level, logging 16 goals and 40 points in 47 games with Providence. The 25-year-old has 80 NHL games under his belt and figures to catch on elsewhere as a depth forward.

Last 7 Games
05/10@ FLAL 0-4000011:26
02/25vs CARW 3-100009:03
02/20@ CARL 0-4000-111:38
02/15vs FLAL 4-6011+28:46
02/13@ FLAW 6-1022+29:20
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