Eric Brewer D TB 6 Days
Eric Brewer (lower body) skated briefly on Thursday, but missed his second straight game because of a lower-body injury.
He said he suffered it during practice last week and he could be back as soon as Saturday's match versus Winnipeg. "It was just something that was not feeling as well as it should have, but it's feeling much better now," Brewer said. "I've noticed a big difference each day, so (Friday) we'll try to do more of the same and do as much as I can without being stupid."
Eric Brewer D TB 8 Days
Eric Brewer didn't play Tuesday because of a lower-body injury.
He participated in the morning skate, where the Lightning say he "tweaked" something. As a result, he didn't take part in the pregame warmup and missed his first game of the 2013-14 campaign. Brewer has five assists, 54 hits and a plus-5 rating in 26 contests. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Eric Brewer D TB 1 Month
Eric Brewer played in his 900th career game Tuesday night.
"I think anytime you start getting a few more games than the average career, I think it's certainly something to just reflect on a little bit, have your cup of coffee and enjoy it, and from there you kind of carry on," he said. "But I'm happy, I enjoy coming to the rink, going to work and I enjoy being with the guys." Brewer has been playing on Tampa Bay's third pairing in 2013-14. In 12 games, he has two assists, 18 hits and a plus-3 rating.
Eric Brewer D TB Oct 03 '12
Eric Brewer was clipped in the face by a puck during an informal skate on Wednesday morning.
He had to leave the ice to seek medical attention and said the incident was more annoying than serious. He was hit by the puck near his left eye, but thankfully he appears to be alright.
Eric Brewer D TB Dec 28 '11
Eric Brewer briefly left Tuesday's game following a fight with Philadelphia's Wayne Simmonds.
He exited the contest with eight minutes remaining in the second period after receiving a barrage of punches from the Flyers winger, but he managed to return in the third. Coach Guy Boucher said Brewer will be re-evaluated on Wednesday to determine if there's any damage.
Eric Brewer D TB Nov 12 '11
Eric Brewer will return to play his former squad in St. Louis on Saturday.
Brewer, former captain of the Blues, has found a nice new home in Tampa Bay. With injuries on the backend Brewer is their number one defenseman, getting the bulk of crucial minutes. "Right now, he's not only logging minutes, he's doing everything right; power play, penalty kill, five-on-five against the top lines," Lightning head coach Guy Boucher said. "And what I like he is teaching and helping guys like (Matt) Gilroy to catch up to the way we play. So it's meant a lot (to have Brewer around since training camp), not just on the ice but off ice for our progression, for sure."
Eric Brewer D TB Oct 20 '11
Eric Brewer will be able to suit up in Thursday's game versus the Islanders after missing practice on Wednesday because of what coach Guy Boucher referred to as "some swelling."
"It's just the day-to-day of the season and everybody is going to have something at some point and I just felt that I needed to address," said Brewer. "I could have practiced (Wednesday). I just wanted to throw a few questions by some people and carry on; I felt fine out there (on the ice Thursday) morning." Keep him in your lineup uf you normally would.