Jason Garrison D TB 2 Months

Garrison (lower body) is being labeled as day-to-day, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Garrison exited Thursday's win over the Stars early in the third period with the injury. It looks like he's only dealing with a short-term issue, but his availability for Saturday's game against the Kings might not be known until the morning of the match.

Jason Garrison D TB 2 Months

Garrison suffered a lower-body injury in the second period of Thursday's game against the Sars, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Garrison injured himself midway through the second period Thursday, and it will keep him out of the remainder of the game. He will finish with 10:16 of ice time, and should receive an updated status at some point prior to the team's next contest Saturday against the Kings.

Jason Garrison D TB 2 Months

Garrison contributed an assist in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Red Wings.

He would finish the night with a plus-2 rating, adding five PIM and two hits. The 30-year-old has supplied only two points in 11 January contests.

Jason Garrison D TB 3 Months

Garrison (undisclosed) will be activated from IR to play Friday against the Penguins, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Garrison had been close to playing earlier this week after skating for a few days, and at this point, it appears he's finally put the injury behind him. The blueliner, who has 17 points and a plus-12 rating over 35 contests, missed just over a week with the injury.

Jason Garrison D TB 3 Months

Garrison (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune.

Garrison had already been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Sabres, so the move to IR doesn't really have much of an impact. He's already missed over a week of action and will be eligible to return at any time, with his activation possibly coming over the weekend.

Jason Garrison D TB 3 Months

Garrison (undisclosed) isn't expected to play Wednesday versus the Sabres, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.

Garrison took to the ice during Tuesday's optional session, but coach Jon Cooper apparently still felt the defenseman was experiencing some limitations. Barring dramatic improvement with his condition during Wednesday's morning skate, Garrison will miss his fourth straight contest.

Jason Garrison D TB 3 Months

Garrison (undisclosed) will not play in Monday's game against the Maple Leafs, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Garrison will miss his third straight game Monday, and Mark Barbiero will suit up once again. Garrison's health is supposedly improving, so it's possible he could return to action in Tampa Bay's next game Wednesday.

Jason Garrison D TB 3 Months

Though he participated in the Lightning's morning skate, Garrison (undisclosed) will remain unavailable for Saturday's game against the Hurricanes, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.

Coach Jon Cooper said he was encouraged by the improvement Garrison has shown over the last few days, but determined he wasn't quite ready to go just yet. His absence will allow Mark Barberio to retain a spot in the lineup for another game, but Garrison could be ready to go for the team's next match Monday versus the Maple Leafs.

Jason Garrison D TB 3 Months

Garrison (undisclosed) was on the ice for the Bolts' morning session and appears on track to play Saturday versus the Hurricanes, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.

Garrison was held out of Tuesday's match against the Penguins with the injury, but the team never seemed to believe a long-term absence was in store for the blueliner. His presence on the ice Saturday morning indicates as much, and it looks like he'll be good to go after he took part in pairing work with Anton Stralman. Garrison has enjoyed a productive first season in Tampa Bay, as he's notched 17 points and a plus-12 rating over 35 contests.

Jason Garrison D TB 3 Months

Garrison (undisclosed) will miss Tuesday's game against the Penguins but has a "decent" chance to return Saturday, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.

Garrison was considered "highly doubtful" to return Tuesday, and he will indeed miss the contest. The NHL has a Christmas break coming up, which will allow Garrison three days to rest up and a chance to play in the team's next game Saturday against the Hurricanes. Andrej Sustr will likely draw into the lineup in his place Tuesday.