Ondrej Palat
LW TB
2 days ago

Palat registered a goal and an assist during Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Islanders.

EDGE Analysis

The enigmatic winger has five goals and 12 points in his first 20 games, which is more than fine but probably not what fantasy owners were hoping for after last season's 52 point campaign. There's room to improve and Palat is a key cog in Tampa Bay's vaunted top-six, so keep playing him as you normally would.

Ondrej Palat
LW TB
3 weeks ago

Palat recorded a goal and an assist during Monday's 8-5 win over Florida.

EDGE Analysis

The versatile winger also recorded a multi-point showing in the opening game of the season and is now up to a respectable four goals and five assists through 13 games. He's been bouncing around the middle-six lines for most of the season, but seems to have carved out an encouraging role alongside Brayden Point and Yanni Gourde. Palat projects to remain a steady offensive contributor who should also contribute plenty of hits and an excellent plus-minus rating.

Ondrej Palat
LW TB
1 month ago

Palat scored a power-play goal while launching a team-high five shots in 21:05 of ice time during Tuesday's 5-4 shootout loss to New Jersey.

EDGE Analysis

Palat entered this contest on a four-game point drought, but put those struggles in the rear-view mirror by beating Devils goalie Cory Schneider with the extra man 12:21 into the first period. He also set a season-high in shots on goal while skating over 21 minutes for the second time this season.

Ondrej Palat
LW TB
1 month ago

Palat scored two goals in Tampa's 5-3 win over Florida on Friday night.

EDGE Analysis

He and Brayden Point are already showing fantastic chemistry -- the duo combined for five points Friday night. We had some concerns about Palat's production now that he's been shifted down the lineup, but so far, so good.

Ondrej Palat
LW TB
4 months ago

Palat inked a five-year, $26.5 million contract with the Lightning on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Palat recently filed for salary arbitration in hopes of landing a long-term deal, and Tampa Bay was evidently happy to oblige. The 26-year-old winger has been quite productive during his first five seasons with the Lightning, totaling 218 points (74 goals, 144 assists) in 307 games, but Tampa Bay also clearly values Palat's leadership ability, as he's served as an alternate captain for the team for the past three campaigns. The Slovakian forward will likely return to his role skating on the Lightning's first line and top power-play unit in 2017-18, a role that should enable him to surpass the 50-point threshold for the fourth time in his six-year NHL career, making Palat a solid option in most season-long fantasy formats.

Ondrej Palat
LW TB
5 months ago

Palat filed for salary arbitration Wednesday, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Palat is likely hoping to get a longer deal than the one-year contract that the Lightning gave him in their qualifying offer. The 26-year-old racked up an impressive 17 goals and 35 helpers -- including 15 power-play points -- and should provide top-end fantasy value for the 2017-18 campaign. If the two parties can't agree to a deal prior to the arbitration hearing, then the best the winger can hope for in terms of length is a two-year contract.

Ondrej Palat
LW TB
7 months ago

Palat assisted on a pair of Brayden Point goals -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's 4-1 win over Toronto.

EDGE Analysis

He helped Point open and finish the night's scoring, leading to Palat's fifth multi-point game in the last eight. You can track his hot streak even further into the past than that, though, as the Czech winger has a spectacular total of 19 points in his last 15 contests. Palat has now cleared the 50-point mark for the third time in his career, having again found the high-end passing touch that seemed to abandon him at times last season.

Ondrej Palat
LW TB
8 months ago

Palat delivered a goal and two assists in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Stars. His power-play goal stood up as the winner.

EDGE Analysis

Palat's productivity has been impressive of late with 17 points (four goals, 13 assists) in his last 13 games. Use him well.

Ondrej Palat
LW TB
8 months ago

Palat notched a pair of assists in Thursday's 5-3 win over Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

He's now extended his point streak to six games, a stretch in which Palat has 10 points. The Czech winger is still stuck on 16 goals, and if he doesn't score another one, he'll finish with the same exact total three years running; however, his assist numbers have varied wildly, from 47 two years ago to 24 last season to 30 this time around. Nonetheless, with Palat hot as the season winds down, he should be a fixture in most fantasy formats.

Ondrej Palat
LW TB
8 months ago

Palat scored a power-play goal and added an assist during Monday's overtime win against Chicago.

EDGE Analysis

Palat has now found the scoresheet in nine of his past 10 games for three goals, 12 points, 27 shots, 10 PIM and 20 hits. He's averaged 21:38 of ice time (3:11 on the power play) per game during that stretch and has returned to being a go-to fantasy asset.