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Garrison picked up an assist in his third straight game Tuesday versus the Flames.

The injury to Victor Hedman has resulted in increased opportunity for Garrison, who has seen an uptick in ice time at both even strength and on the man advantage over the last three games. He's still in looking for his first goal, but with some expected improvement to come from last season's career-low 3.9 shooting percentage, Garrison shouldn't have to wait much longer.

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Garrison is settling in nicely in Tampa Bay and his coach Jon Cooper has been impressed with his play so far, reports the Tampa Tribune. "He's a heavy player down low, great defender and a great (penalty kill) guy," said Cooper. "He's savvy, he knows what to do with the puck and doesn't spend a lot of time in his D zone."

Cooper was quick to add that he's trying to instil a bit more of a "defense-first mentality" to the entire time and acknowledged that Garrison "has been exceptional at that." We'd honestly been hoping for him to slot onto the team's power play with a bit more consistency to exploit that massive shot. But the team is using Anton Stralman on the second unit and it looks like Garrison is going to be used as more of a shutdown and PK guy. His fantasy value clearly suffers in this role.

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The Vancouver Canucks have dealt Jason Garrison, Jeff Costello, and a seventh round pick to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for the 2014 50th overall selection.

In Garrison, the Tampa Bay Lightning are adding a top-four blueliner that can chip in with the man advantage. He's a good bet to record 30-40 points if he can stay healthy. It's a bit surprising that the Canucks didn't get more for him though given that his $4.6 million annual cap hit looks pretty fair under the current market standards. Either way, this is a good pickup for Tampa Bay.

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The Vancouver Canucks might end up dealing Jason Garrison.

Tampa Bay and Montreal have been cited as possible destination. Garrison is a top-four defenseman that blocks shots and provides about 30 points per season. The free agent market is particularly thin for blueliners and his cap hit of $4.6 million annually is fair, so if the Canucks can get him to waive his no-trade clause, then they should be able to command a high price for him.

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Jason Garrison will be scratched Thursday when the Canucks host Colorado.

Frank Corrado will take his place in the lineup, but he'll probably be back in the fold on Saturday. Garrison hasn't picked up a point in his last 11 games, so he's been stuck on a total of 32 since Mar. 12.

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Jason Garrison has recorded an assist in Vancouver's 5-2 loss on Thursday.

Garrison has six goals and 29 points in 59 games this season. He's been very hot-and-cold this season from an offensive perspective, but he's likely to end up comfortably surpassing his career-high of 33 points.

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Jason Garrison added career-best three assists in Vancover's 4-0 win over Edmonton Friday night.

Garrison now has four goals and 18 assists in 34 games this season. Zach Kassian, Dale Weise, Daniel Sedin and Christopher Higgins scored for the Canucks, while Ryan Kesler registered two assists in the win.

Jason Garrison D TB 11 Months

Jason Garrison's power play marker on Friday opened the scoring.

The Canucks defeated Phoenix 3-2. Garrison has been hot of late with seven points in his last five games including two goals and now has four goals and 18 points in 31 games. He will continue to see first power play time with Alexander Edler out of action. If for some reason he is still available, pick him up.

Jason Garrison D TB 11 Months

Jason Garrison registered two assists in a 3-2 victory over Nashville.

Garrison has recorded at least a point in five of his last six games. That's brought him up to 17 points in 30 contests in 2013-14.

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Jason Garrison assisted on two goals in the Canucks 3-2 win over Carolina.

Garrison has been hot of late with a goal and six points in his last five games. Garrison is now up to three goals and 15 points in 29 games this season with a minus-six rating.