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81 Erik Cernak D

Tampa Bay Lightning

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
12%8%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
41014244119:00
Latest News
  • Lightning's Erik Cernak: Gaining fantasy value

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/19/19) Cernak has three points (one goal, two assists), a plus-6 rating and 12 PIM in his last five games.

    He also has 14 hits in that span. Cernak has been a busy man lately and it's bringing his talent to fantasy owners seeking a late season boost. At minimum, Cernak can help you in plus-minus -- he's a stable defender playing more than 20 minutes a game. He has amassed a plus-25 rating this season.

    Lightning's Erik Cernak: Continues impressive rookie season

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/2/19) Cernak scored a goal and added an assist in a 5-1 victory over the Senators on Saturday night.

    The big hitter also delivered four hits and finished plus-2 in 18:44, the third-highest ice time of Tampa's defenders (ahead of Dan Girardi, Mikhail Sergachev and Braydon Coburn). The points were his first in nine games. But Cernak has 16 points in 42 games and is playing hard minutes, including heavy time on the penalty kill. That's heady praise for this young defender.

    Lightning's Erik Cernak: Big impact for rookie defender

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/22/19) Cernak led the NHL in hits this week with 19 in four games.

    Cernak is sure showing his grit. He averaged 18:58 of ice time and blocked seven shots, too. That's great for a 21-year-old right-shot defender who has also managed 16 points in 38 games. Cernak is playing important minutes and his future is remarkably bright. Watch him.

    Lightning's Erik Cernak: Expected to play

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/16/19) Cernak (lower body) is expected to return to the lineup Saturday against Montreal, NHL.com's Corey Long reports.

    Cernak has missed Tampa Bay's last two contests due to a lower-body injury, but all signs point to him returning to a middle-pairing role against the Canadiens. The 21-year-old rookie has notched nine points while posting a plus-14 rating in 34 appearances this season.

    Lightning's Erik Cernak: Absence continues

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/14/19) Cernak (lower body) has been ruled out of Thursday's contest against Dallas.

    Cernak was given a chance to suit up against the Stars following Wednesday's practice, but now his next opportunity to return will be Saturday against Montreal. In the meantime, Tampa Bay will continue with the same defensive unit used in Tuesday's 6-3 win over Calgary.

 
Last 7 Games
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03/11TOR000219:37
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03/21CAR000121:31
Two Week Schedule
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2018-19Tampa Bay514101424001000
5141014240010
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2018-19Tampa Bay894.5975:0812422:51119:28411113
894.5975:0812422:51119:28411113
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/208
Birthdate:
5/28/1997
Age:
21
Hometown:
Kosice, Slovakia
Team:
Tampa Bay Lightning
School:

NHL Experience: