Jason Garrison D TB 23 Hrs

Garrison left Saturday's game against the Islanders with an undisclosed injury and will not return, the Tampa Tribune's Erik Erlendsson reports.

The Lightning provided no details about the injury, so everybody is completely in the dark on this one until the team decides to release more information. The good news for Garrison is that the schedule affords him some time to recover: Tampa Bay plays just one game between now and next Saturday.

Jason Garrison D TB 1 Month

Garrison picked up two assists in Saturday's win over the Islanders. The points are his first in four games.

The gap isn't so bad -- the team is winning and that's all he'll care about. Fantasy owners, on the other hand, would prefer something else entirely. He's actually on pace for a career season, so slot him in -- a defender that delivers a mid-40s point year is a must-roll in most formats.

Jason Garrison D TB 1 Month

Garrison assisted on one of the Bolts' seven goals and finished with a plus-4 rating in Saturday's victory over the Canucks.

The move to Tampa has been kind for Garrison, who has amassed two goals, six assists and a plus-7 rating over 14 contests. As a mainstay in the Bolts' top four defensemen and on their talented power-play units, where he's averaging 1:51 of ice time per contest, Garrison is probably worthy of a roster spot in just about any fantasy format.

Jason Garrison D TB 2 Months

Garrison scored the game-winning goal in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Capitals. He has a goal in each of his last two games and three points total in that span.

We want to recommend him; we really, really do. And we soon will do just that ... that is, if he can show his scoring touch a little more. He owns a rocket of a shot, but until recently, he hasn't been using it. He is now.

Jason Garrison D TB 2 Months

Garrison picked up two power-play points -- a goal and an assist -- in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Flyers. It was his first goal of the season.

He has five points in 11 games, but we had honestly expected more. This is a guy who potted 16 the last time he called the state of Florida home, but he has struggled with scoring consistency since then. Still, those five points have all come in the last seven games, so perhaps he's turning the corner. Watch for a trend.

Jason Garrison D TB 2 Months

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.

Jason Garrison D TB 2 Months

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.

Jason Garrison D TB 6 Months

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.

Jason Garrison D TB 6 Months

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.

Jason Garrison D TB 9 Months

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.