Eric Brewer D TB 9 Days

Brewer was in the lineup to start Monday's game against Montreal, according to Sportsnet One. Andrej Sustr was the healthy scratch.

As expected, the Bolts seem to be rotating guys through that final D spot. Avoid him while he's in this type of situation -- it's hard to deliver fantasy value in sporadic use.

Eric Brewer D TB 13 Days

Brewer will be a healthy scratch for Thursday's season opener against the Panthers, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.

Brewer's role on the Tampa defense was already beginning to decline last season, as his 17:33 average time on ice was nearly three minutes less than he saw in the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign. With Anton Stralman and Jason Garrison joining the Bolts' blue line in the offseason, Brewer looks like he could be a victim of a numbers game. Expect coach Jon Cooper to use a rotation of Brewer, Mark Barberio and Andrej Sustr as his sixth defenseman.

Eric Brewer D TB 6 Months

Eric Brewer potted a pair of goals to help the Bolts defeat the Blue Jackets 3-2 and inch closer to home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

Brewer now has three goals in his past two games, after scoring just once in the first 74 games of the season. The big veteran blueliner has 17 points and is a plus 10 in 76 games this year.

Eric Brewer D TB 7 Months

Eric Brewer finally got his first goal of the season.

He scored for the first time in 65 games during Tampa Bay's 5-4 victory over Ottawa on Thursday night. Brewer has 13 points and 123 hits on the year.

Eric Brewer D TB 10 Months

Eric Brewer (upper body) will rejoin the Lightning on Wednesday.

Brewer was out for three straight contests due to the ailment. He has seven points and 23 penalty minutes in 34 games this season.

Eric Brewer D TB 10 Months

Eric Brewer skated again on Sunday as he continues to recover from an upper-body injury.

It was the third consecutive day Brewer has hit the ice. The Bolts are hopeful that Brewer will be activated off the injured list sometime during their western four-game road trip that begins this week in Vancouver on Wednesday.

Eric Brewer D TB 10 Months

Eric Brewer (upper-body injury) will not play in Saturday's contest against Montreal.

The Bolts called up defenseman Dmitry Korobov from Syracuse as Sami Salo is also not likely to dress against the Habs. Brewer was placed on the injured list to make rooom for Korobov.

Eric Brewer D TB 10 Months

Eric Brewer (upper body) won't play Monday night.

Coach Jon Cooper doesn't believe that Brewer suffered any structural damage when he was hurt in Saturday's contest against Carolina.

Eric Brewer D TB 10 Months

Eric Brewer suffered an upper body injury in the second period Saturday and did not return.

Just an FYI as Brewer has seven assists and is plus-three this season in 34 games. Consider him day-to-day.

Eric Brewer D TB 10 Months

Eric Brewer finished a game-low minus-two in the Lightning's 3-0 loss to the Devils on Saturday night.

The veteran blueliner isn't a fantasy factor as he has limited offensive upside. Brewer has five assists on the season, with a plus-two rating and 23 penalty minutes. Nate Thompson was one of four Lightning players to record four shots on a goal.