Cirelli played through a wrist injury in the playoffs and requires offseason surgery, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports. He is expected to be ready for training camp.
Despite a five-game pointless streak across Rounds 2 and 3, Cirelli was reasonably productive in the playoffs, closing out the Cup run with six points in his final eight contests. Still, Cirelli took a significant step back in 2020-21 with just 22 points in 50 games after producing 44 in 68 the year prior, so fantasy managers will want to proceed with some caution heading into drafts this fall.
Cirelli notched a power-play assist and three hits in Friday's 6-3 win over the Canadiens in Game 3.
Cirelli helped out on Victor Hedman's tally just 3:27 into the first period. The 23-year-old Cirelli has picked up his scoring pace with six points in his last six contests. The second-line forward is up to 12 points (five goals, seven helpers), 39 shots on net, 64 hits and a plus-9 rating across 21 playoff games.
Cirelli provided a goal and 12 PIM in Wednesday's 3-1 win over Montreal in Game 2. He also dished out five hits.
Cirelli wristed a shot from the point 6:40 into the second period that found its way past Carey Price, giving the Lightning a 1-0 lead. It was Cirelli's first point of the series and just his second goal in the last 12 contests. He also racked up a minor penalty for cross-checking, along with a 10-minute misconduct, at the game's final buzzer. Cirelli has five goals and six assists with a plus-8 rating and 20 PIM through 20 postseason games.
Cirelli registered a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Islanders in Game 6.
Cirelli set up Brayden Point's goal that opened the scoring late in the first period, then he tallied one of his own in the middle frame, getting behind the New York defense and beating Semyon Varlamov five-hole to put the Lightning up 2-0. It snapped an eight-game goal drought for Cirelli, who also enjoyed his first multi-point performance since the opening round. The 23-year-old has four goals and five assists through 17 postseason contests.
Coach Jon Cooper expects Cirelli to "be okay" for Thursday's Game 3 versus the Islanders, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Cirelli exited Tuesday's Game 2 versus New York late in the third period after getting into a scrum with the Islanders' Travis Zajac, but it appears as though whatever forced him from that contest wasn't overly serious. The 23-year-old forward has picked up three goals and six points through 13 games this postseason.
Cirelli went to the locker room late in the third period after a scrum with the Islanders' Travis Zajac in Tuesday's Game 2, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Zajac's hands were in Cirelli's face as the two wrestled on the ice. It's unclear how exactly Cirelli was injured on the play. His status for Thursday's Game 3 in New York will likely be determined in the coming days at practice. After the game, head coach Jon Cooper said he expected Cirelli to be okay going forward, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Cirelli scored the game-winning goal, fired three shots on net and added two hits in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Hurricanes in Game 2.
Cirelli gave the Lightning some necessary insurance at 8:06 of the third period. The center has produced three goals and two assists in eight playoff contests so far -- his tally Tuesday snapped a three-game point drought. The 23-year-old has added 28 hits, 25 shots on net and a plus-3 rating as the Lightning's primary second-line center.
Cirelli posted 10 hits and two shots on goal in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Panthers in Game 5.
Cirelli has modest physicality in his game -- he recorded 64 hits in 50 regular-season contests -- but this was a different level from the center. The 23-year-old's three-game point streak ended in Monday's loss. He has two goals, two helpers, 14 shots on net and 22 hits through five playoffs outings.
Cirelli scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 6-2 blowout Game 4 win over the Panthers.
Opening the scoring early in the contest, Cirelli scored five-hole on a breakaway feed from Alex Killorn to give the Bolts the lead. His dreadful end to the 2021 season, with one point in his final 20 games, has been saved by his performances in these playoffs. The 23-year-old now has goals in back-to-back games and provided two hits and two shots in this game. Tampa will look to close out the series Monday in Florida.
Cirelli has just one assist in his last 20 games.
This offensive slump can't continue, right? Cirelli must be fighting through an injury. How else do you explain 21 points in 27 games, followed by one in the next 20? Cirelli has been clutch at every level and league, and he offers more on-ice value than points.
Cirelli has one assist in his last 16 games.
He has also gone 19 games without a goal. Cirelli has taken a step back offensively this season with just 22 points (nine goals, 13 assists) in 43 games. But he's not alone on the Bolts, which have struggled as a team to deliver offense at times this year. Cirelli will play an important role in the postseason but may not deliver what fantasy managers need in the stretch run.
Cirelli posted an assist, three hits, two blocked shots and two PIM in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Stars.
Cirelli picked up the secondary helper on Alex Killorn's second-period tally. With four points in his last six games, Cirelli has remained productive in a second-line role. The 23-year-old is up to nine tallies, 12 helpers, 45 shots on net, 37 hits and 24 blocked shots through 27 appearances.
Cirelli posted an assist and two hits in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Stars.
Cirelli picked up the secondary helper on Brayden Point's opening tally in the first period. In his last 10 games, Cirelli has four goal and four helpers. The top-six forward is in good form with 18 points, 37 shots on net, 30 hits and a plus-9 rating through 22 contests.
Cirelli notched an assist, three shots on goal and three hits in Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Red Wings.
Cirelli has picked up three goals and three helpers in seven games since he returned from an upper-body injury. The 23-year-old is up to 16 points, 35 shots, 26 hits and a plus-10 rating through 19 contests. He's contributed three power-play points and two shorthanded goals -- Cirelli's an all-situations center cemented in a top-six role.
Cirelli scored a short-handed goal n two shots and added five hits Thursday in a 3-2 overtime win versus Chicago.
Cirelli got his stick on a Jan Rutta one-timer just 64 seconds into the third period to pull the Lightning to within 2-1. Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos knotted the score just under two minutes later, and the Lightning went on to win it in the extra session. Cirelli's shorty gave him six goals and 13 points in 15 games.
Cirelli had a goal and an assist in a 5-0 win over the Stars on Saturday.
Cirelli had missed six games with an upper-body injury and returned with a bang. His goal was a shortie off a lead pass from Steven Stamkos. Cirelli is developing into another Patrice Bergeron. Get him active again. Now.
Cirelli (upper body) is expected to return to the lineup for Saturday night's game versus Dallas, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports.
Cirelli has missed Tampa Bay's last six games with an upper-body injury, but he'll return to a prominent role Saturday, centering the Lightning's second line against the Stars. He's racked up four goals and 10 points through 12 games this campaign.
Cirelli (upper body) won't play in either leg of the Wednesday-Thursday back-to-back set against Carolina, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Cirelli will have missed the last six games by the end of Thursday's clash, though coach Jon Cooper remains hopeful that he'll soon be categorized as day-to-day. That doesn't exactly sound like a ringing endorsement of Cirelli's availability for Saturday's matchup with Dallas, but more information about the second-line center's status should surface prior to that contest.
Cirelli (upper body) will not suit up for Monday's tilt with Carolina.
Cirelli will miss his fourth straight game after a week-to-week diagnosis on his upper-body injury. The 23-year-old forward has four goals and 10 points in 12 games this season. In his place, Alex Barre-Boulet will make his NHL debut.
Cirelli (upper body) has been deemed week-to-week.
Cirelli suffered an upper-body injury during Thursday's loss to the Panthers. It appears he'll miss at least a week, so it wouldn't be surprising if he was placed on injured reserve. The 23-year-old center enjoyed a fantastic start to the season, compiling four goals, six assists and 24 shots on net through 12 games.
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|07/05||@ MON||L 2-3 (OT)||0||0||0||-1||20:51|
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|06/23||@ NYI||L 2-3 (OT)||1||1||2||+2||18:22|
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