Ondrej Palat LW TB 10 Days

Palat scored twice, including the game winner, in Tampa Bay's 3-2 win over Edmonton. He has four points in his last two games.

Palat was back with Tyler Johnson and Nikita Kucherov, and the trio was just as electric as it had been prior to Johnson's minor injury. His 13 points in his last eight games includes three goals. Plug him and play him hard -- he'll definitely reward you.

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Palat picked up two assists in Tuesday's loss to the Bruins. He set up Steven Stamkos both times.

The Bolts had to juggle lines with Tyler Johnson out of the lineup and they slotted Palat alongside Stammer -- remember last year's chemistry between these two? Palat has been on fire of late anyway, but this move could help him maintain his current torrid pace (15 points, including 14 helpers, in his last 10 games). Take full advantage.

Ondrej Palat LW TB 19 Days

Palat's assist Tuesday night stretched his current point streak to four games and nine points, including eight helpers.

He actually has 13 points -- all but one of which is a helper -- in his last seven games. He's a great player, but he can't possibly sustain this effort. Check to see how much you'll get if you cash in your chips on him -- winning a league means leveraging every option available.

Ondrej Palat LW TB 23 Days

Palat picked up two assists Friday in a loss to the Penguins. He has six points, including five helpers, in his last two games.

He's been ripping it up since the game before Christmas and has 10 points (one goal, nine assists) in five games. He might be in a breakout if he can maintain even a fraction of this effort. He's a mandatory roll right now.

Ondrej Palat LW TB 25 Days

Palat had a goal and three assists in Wednesday's 5-1 rout of Buffalo. He has eight points, including seven assists, in his last four games.

He was also plus-4 on the night and his goal stood as the winner. His line (with Tyler Johnson and Nikita Kucherov) were flat out dominant during the game -- they tallied 10 points total. Use him well.

Ondrej Palat LW TB 1 Month

Palat snapped a three-game point drought with three assists in Tampa Bay's 4-3 win over Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.

He set up each of Tyler Johnson's three goals and the trio of Johnson, Palat and Nikita Kucherov were on fire -- they combined for nine points on the evening. Palat has been delivering at a similar pace as 2014-15. Use him that way.

Ondrej Palat LW TB 1 Month

Palat (lower body) said he would play in Friday's game against the Devils after he was able to take part in team's gameday skate, NHL.com's Dan Rosen reports.

Palat has been on the ice without incident for the last two days, so it's probably safe to assume that he'll be good to go following a four-game absence. The probable re-installment of Palat in the lineup -- along with the questionable status of Tyler Johnson (illness) -- make the Bolts' line arrangements a bit uncertain heading into Friday's game.

Ondrej Palat LW TB 1 Month

Palat (lower body) will be a game-time decision for Friday's tilt with the Devils, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.

Palat is generally expected to play after he turned in a full practice Thursday, but the Lightning will wait and see how he performs during morning skate and pregame warmups Friday before reaching a conclusion on his status for the game. Jonathan Drouin has been the greatest beneficiary of Palat's four-game absence, as he's been seeing more frequent time with Steven Stamkos and Ryan Callahan on the Bolts' top line.

Ondrej Palat LW TB 1 Month

Palat will not play in Tuesday's game against the Flyers, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Palat will miss his fourth straight game Tuesday, but he is hopeful that he will be able to return to action either Friday or Saturday.

Ondrej Palat LW TB 1 Month

Coach Jon Cooper suggested that Palat (lower body) would miss Saturday's game against the Capitals, but has a good chance at playing in one or more of the remaining four games on the Bolts' road trip, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.

It doesn't sound like Palat has resumed practicing since he was a surprising scratch Thursday night, but the team doesn't seem to fear that a long-term absence is in store. The forward-rich Lightning should have more than enough depth to cover for Palat while he eyes a return to the lineup, possibly as soon as Monday in Pittsburgh.