Ondrej Palat LW TB 2 Days

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.

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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.

Ondrej Palat LW TB 6 Days

Palat wasn't on the ice for pregame warmups and will sit out Thursday's game against the Hurricanes with a lower-body injury, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The Lightning are labeling the second forward as day-to-day. It's not apparent where or when the injury stems from, but it will force Palat out of the lineup for the first time in 30 games this season. The winger has eight goals, 19 points and a plus-15 rating.

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Palat scored the Lightning's only goal in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Blue Jackets. He has three goals and one assist in his last four games.

His plus-minus (plus-17) is top-five in the league. He's on pace to match his offensive output from last season (59 points), so that makes him a valuable fantasy asset in most formats.

Ondrej Palat LW TB 16 Days

Palat picked up a pair of points, including a short-handed goal on an empty net, and finished with a plus-3 in Monday's 6-3 win over the Rangers.

Palat snapped a four game pointless streak and now sits at six goals and 11 assists. The 23-year-old has had a solid season and sports the fifth best +/- rating in the league at plus-14. He should approach his 59 point campaign from a year ago.

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Palat's point streak now stands at three games and four points (one goal, three assists) after he netted his fifth goal of the season in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Islanders.

Palat has been a quiet, yet consistent contributor on the fantasy scoreboard and he's also in the league's top-10 in plus-minus. His game is just about complete as it could get -- it's hard to believe he's just in his second year in the league. He's the kind of performer who can deliver terrific returns in head-to-head leagues.

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Palat picked up two assists in Monday's win over the Rangers. It was his first multi-point game since Oct. 24.

He has quietly put up 14 points and a plus-11 rating in just 19 games this season. Thirteen of those points have come the hard way -- at even strength. And that's impressive given his current 60-point pace.

Ondrej Palat LW TB 1 Month

Palat (lower body) said after the Bolts' optional skate that he would play Saturday against the Islanders, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Palat was held out of Friday's practice after sustaining a lower-body injury in the third period of Thursday's loss to the Sharks. However, after participating without any restrictions in the morning skate, it looks like the team will clear him to resume his usual duties in the team's top six.

Ondrej Palat LW TB 1 Month

Palat suffered a lower-body injury late in Thursday's loss to the Sharks and will be a game-time decision Saturday versus the Islanders.

The ailment was bothersome enough to keep Palat out of Friday's practice, thus putting the forward on shaky ground to play Saturday. The Bolts figure to have a better idea regarding Palat's condition at morning skate. The 23-year-old ranks fifth on the team with 11 points and has suited up in each of the Bolts' previous 17 games this season.

Ondrej Palat LW TB 1 Month

Palat's assist in Sunday's game gives him 10 points in 15 games this season, including seven in his last nine.

He's on a similar pace as last season, so it's clear he's no fluke. His two-way game continues to impress, too -- he's already sitting with a plus-7 rating.