Joseph scored his second goal of the season in Thursday's 3-2 OT win over Columbus.
He only saw 7:28 of ice time, but Joseph made use of every bit of it. And he really impressed his coach, Jon Cooper: "When you're making plays like this, you're forcing the coach's hand to play you a little bit more." Joseph's ice time could see an uptick and that might increase his fantasy value -- he can play up and down the lineup.
Joseph signed a two-year, $1.475 million deal with the Lightning on Wednesday.
Joseph saw action in 37 games for Tampa last year in which he managed four goals on 35 shots, three assists and 47 hits while averaging 11:31 of ice time. With Nikita Kucherov (hip) and Steven Stamkos (abdomen) still recovering from injury, the team may have to rely on players like Joseph and Alexander Volkov to fill the gap for the start of the season.
Joseph was assigned to AHL Syracuse after Saturday's game, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports.
Joseph went 17 games without a point and now returns to the minors. He'll continue to be one of the first players summoned to the NHL when injuries or performance force lineup changes.
The Lightning recalled Joseph from AHL Syracuse on Monday.
Joseph will join the team on the road ahead of Monday's game versus the Blue Jackets. The team has 13 healthy forwards with Joseph in the fold, so there's no guarantee he cracks the lineup. The 23-year-old has posted seven points over 34 NHL games this season.
The Lightning reassigned Joseph to AHL Syracuse on Monday.
Joseph played in both games this past weekend, recording a shot on goal and three hits. The Lightning only have 12 healthy forwards with Joseph in the minors, so expect the 22-year-old -- or another minor-league player -- to be recalled before Tuesday's road game against the Sabres.
Joseph was recalled Saturday morning, reports Erik Erlendsson of Lightning Insider.
The poor guy -- he was sent to Syracuse on Friday morning only to be recalled less than 24 hours later. It's a long trip from Tampa Bay to Syracuse and back. The speedster has yet to explode in the NHL. Joseph has seven points (four goals, three assists) in 32 games, so he's not fantasy worthy at this point.
Tampa Bay reassigned Joseph to AHL Syracuse on Friday.
Joseph's demotion suggests Tyler Johnson (lower body) will likely be ready to return Saturday against Montreal. The 22-year-old has appeared in 32 games with the Lightning this season, so he'll be back in the NHL before long.
The Lightning recalled Joseph from AHL Syracuse on Monday.
Joseph's being called up for the Lightning's last game before the holiday break, and he'll immediately enter the lineup with Tyler Johnson (lower body) ruled out. Over 31 games with the big club this year, Joseph has posted four goals, three assists and 37 hits.
Tampa Bay assigned Joseph to AHL Syracuse on Thursday.
Joseph has only averaged 9:33 of ice time in seven contests in the month of December, so he'll head to the minors to receive more significant playing time. However, the 22-year-old winger has been a staple in the Lightning's bottom six over the past two seasons, so he likely won't be in the AHL for long.
Joseph scored a goal and recorded an assist, finishing Wednesday's 7-6 win over the Devils with two points.
Joseph had managed just one goal in his last nine appearances, but the third-line winger broke out of his slump in a big way versus New Jersey. Joseph now has five points on the year, but while Wednesday's outing was fruitful, he remains a risky fantasy play most nights.
Joseph scored a goal in Thursday's 4-3 shootout win over the Bruins.
It's early, but Joseph is track to deliver a mid-30s season. His speed is elite and he has the hands to finish as he flies in off the rush. That makes Joseph a great bottom-six on-ice guy, but your format will dictate his fantasy value.
Joseph notched his first goal of the season in Saturday's 4-3 loss to Florida.
He saw just 9:03 in ice time, so that's a bit worrisome -- Joseph could find himself in a group that rotates on and off the fourth line. However, his speed is immense and his ice time may have been a function of all the PKs the team had to manage. Joseph doesn't hop the boards for special teams.
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.
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