Joseph played in all four Tampa Bay playoff games against Columbus and finished with four shots and a minus-2 rating in limited ice time.
He only played 8:21 in Game 4 on Tuesday, but did see 12:14 in Game 3. Joseph wasn't exactly noticeable on the ice, but that actually was a good thing. The rookie who delivered 26 points in 70 games held his own against the Blue Jackets. Joseph could take a step forward next season, especially if there are some changes to the Bolts' roster.
Joseph delivered two assists Tuesday in a 5-2 win over the Jets.
He did it in just 9:45 of ice time. Joseph also finished plus-2 with a minor penalty. He has 22 points in 56 games this season and his speed, skill and tenacity make him a great bottom-six fit on the Bolts. Joseph has some value in the deepest of formats and could be a 40-45 point winger in the future.
Joseph was recalled from AHL Syracuse on Wednesday.
The Lightning demoted defenseman Jan Rutta in a corresponding move. Joseph has reemerged with the parent club after news broke that Brayden Point missed a team meeting and sat out the most recent game for disciplinary reasons. Selected by the Bolts in the fourth round (120th overall) of the 2015 draft, Joseph has accrued 13 goals and seven helpers through 51 games as a rookie, which is quite amazing for a winger averaging 11:30 of ice time.
The Lightning sent Joseph back to AHL Syracuse on Tuesday.
Joseph's demotion is mainly the result of him not requiring waivers in order to be sent down. The move also opened up a roster spot for the team to recall Jan Rutta from the minors with Victor Hedman (lower body) unavailable Tuesday. Considering his fairly strong impression at the top level -- notching 20 points in 51 games -- there's a decent chance he will rejoin the top club in short order.
The Lightning recalled Joseph from AHL Syracuse on Wednesday.
Joseph was sent to the minors in order to make room for Jan Rutta on the roster, but with Eric Cernak (lower body) considered a possibility for Thursday's game against the Stars, Tampa Bay is no longer in need of Rutta's services as a depth defender. Joseph, who's notched 20 points in 48 appearances this season, will return to a bottom-six role against Dallas.
Tampa Bay assigned Joseph (undisclosed) to AHL Syracuse on Tuesday, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Joseph will be back with the big club as soon as defenseman Erik Cernak (lower body) is ready to return (and hence removing the need for an extra blueliner), which could happen as soon as Thursday against the Stars. The 22-year-old Joseph has been a solid source of secondary scoring for the Lightning this season, notching 13 goals and 20 points in 48 appearances.
Joseph (undisclosed) will miss Tuesday's clash with the Flames, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Erik Erlendsson of Lightning Insider separately notes that the Bolts have no imminent plans of executing a trade, meaning Joseph truly must be dealing with some type of issue versus packing his bags for another team. However, in the absence of specific details concerning Joseph, he should be considered day-to-day by default.
Joseph is now second among all NHL rookies in goals scored with 12.
He scored the Bolts' first goal Saturday night against the Sharks. Joseph is behind only Elias Pettersson on the rookie sniper list. Remarkably, he's ahead of more heralded first-year players Brady Tkachuk (Ottawa) and Andrei Svechnikov (Carolina). And Joseph is far more available in fantasy leagues. Stash him in keeper formats.
Joseph (lower body) was activated from injured reserve for Saturday's home game against the Canadiens, per the NHL's official media site.
We can confirm that Joseph is listed on the official NHL.com roster report as an active skater versus the Habs. The rookie has looked electric at times, producing nine goals and four assists through 32 games.
Joseph (lower body) remains on IR ahead of Thursday's home game against the Flyers, though he was able to skate in the morning session, Nick Kelly of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
At this point, it looks like Joseph is more apt to return against the Canadiens on Saturday. The bottom-six winger has been an excellent tournament play in DFS settings since he's produced nine goals and four assists to complement a plus-6 rating over 32 games and 12:05 of average ice time.
Joseph (lower body) won't play Thursday against Calgary or Saturday against the Oilers.
Joseph has been a fantastic bottom-six contributor for Tampa Bay this campaign, notching nine goals and 13 points in 32 appearances, so the Lightning will hope he'll be able to overcome his lower-body issue ahead of next Thursday's matchup with the Flyers. The 21-year-old winger will need to be activated from injured reserve before returning to the lineup, so another update on his status should surface once that occurs.
Joseph (lower body) will not suit up Sunday after being placed on injured reserve, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
The IR designation will rule Joseph out for the next few games. Assuming the team backdates his IR status, the earliest he can return would be Saturday in Edmonton. The rookie winger has nine goals, 13 points and 56 hits in 32 games this season.
Joseph (lower body) is "extremely doubtful" to play Sunday against Winnipeg, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
Despite the murky outlook for Sunday, Joseph's injury is not believed to be serious. According to head coach Jon Cooper, the 21-year-old should be available at some point during the upcoming road trip, but Sunday could be pushing it. Joseph has scored nine goals and posted 13 points in 32 games.
Joseph (lower body) isn't in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Maple Leafs.
Joseph is considered day-to-day with his lower-body injury, which suggests he could return to action as soon as Sunday against the Jets. The 21-year-old winger has been a fantastic source of secondary scoring for Tampa Bay while skating in a bottom-six role this season, notching nine goals and 13 points in 32 appearances.
Joseph scored two goals and added a helper during Tuesday's 6-5 shootout win over Detroit.
Joseph tallied his first multi-point game since early November to help Tampa Bay come from behind for the win. The two goals upped his season total to eight, while his assist came at a vital moment, leveling the score to force overtime. The 21-year-old playmaking winger has 12 points through 29 appearances in his rookie campaign.
Joseph scored two goals and helped out on Braydon Coburn's goal, but his team fell 6-4 to Ottawa on Saturday.
The goals are coming much more quickly for Joseph now, as he's scored four goals in his past four games after starting the year without a goal in his first 13 games. At just 21, he's moving up the timetable for becoming a key contributor. Start him for the time being and see if this surge is real.
Joseph scored a goal Sunday in a 4-3 overtime win against Ottawa.
Joseph, 21, took 14 games to score his first career NHL goal. While the points haven't come as often as he'd like, Joseph continues to impress in his inaugural season and will hopefully see his ice time rise as the season progresses.
Joseph, a rookie, has only one point (an assist) through eight games at the top level.
Joseph cracked the Opening Night roster, but he's exempt from waivers and can be freely sent to AHL Syracuse if coach Jon Cooper feels the young winger needs to refine his game away from the NHL's high-pressure environment. Long-term, Joseph is expected to be a mainstay on the man advantage and in the top six, but he's seen less than 14 minutes in every game as a first-year player to start the season.
Joseph has impressed coach Jon Cooper and his line is the only one that Cooper hasn't changed heading into Thursday's game against Vancouver, reports the Tampa Tribune.
Joseph, Alex Killorn and Antony Cirelli have found immediate chemistry, something the rest of the squad is still struggling to find. This trio is electric -- it brings smarts, speed and two-way acumen to the third line. Joseph has a chance to really surprise this season. He's yet another deep-round find from the Steve Yzerman era.
Joseph has survived the final cut and has made the Lightning, reports Nick Kelly of the Tampa Bay Times.
Joseph was incredible in the preseason, scoring four goals and finishing with eight points. "His speed is his biggest asset," said coach Jon Cooper. "He has been using it. He's finding himself around the net and putting those goals home." The Bolts are deep, so Joseph will likely find himself down the lineup for now.
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