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Head Coach Jon Cooper
Associate Coach Jeff Halpem
Assistant Coach Derek Lalonde
Assistant Coach Rob Zettler
Playoff Odds 76.4%
Projected Cap Hit $90,483,825
Projected Cap Space $-9,072,158
Current Cap Space $7,120,000
LTIR Pool $16,406,616
Roster 23/23
Contracts 51/50
Transactions
Ondrej Palat | Palat scored the game-winning goal in Tuesday's 3-2 victory over the Canadiens. Dec 8
Andrei Vasilevskiy | Vasilevskiy turned aside 21 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Canadiens. Dec 8
Andrei Vasilevskiy | Vasilevskiy will protect the road goal Tuesday versus the Canadiens, per the (NHL) media site. Dec 7
Alex Barre-Boulet | Barre-Boulet was assigned to AHL Syracuse on Tuesday. Dec 7
Fredrik Claesson | Claesson was elevated from AHL Toronto on Tuesday. Dec 7

No games currently scheduled
Line Combinations Updated: Dec 07 (8:06am)
$5,300,0005.3M
$8,500,0008.5M
$737,5000.7M
$7,875,0007.9M
$1,300,0001.3M
Line 1 $14,537,500 Pairing 1 $9,175,000
$4,450,0004.5M
$4,800,0004.8M
$791,6670.8M
$6,750,0006.8M
$850,0000.9M
Line 2 $10,041,667 Pairing 2 $7,600,000
$758,3330.8M
$1,125,0001.1M
$758,3330.8M
$4,800,0004.8M
$850,0000.9M
Line 3 $2,641,666 Pairing 3 $5,650,000
$900,0000.9M
$1,000,0001M
$1,000,0001M
$9,500,0009.5M
$900,0000.9M
Line 4 $2,900,000 Goalies $10,400,000
Injury Report
Erik Cernak
Expected Return Thu Dec 9, 2021
Erik Cernak - DAY-TO-DAY - Lower Body
Not Specified
Tue Dec 7, 2021
Erik Cernak | Cernak (lower body) won't play Tuesday against Montreal, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports.

Sun Dec 5, 2021
Erik Cernak | Cernak (lower body) won't play Sunday versus the Flyers, Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Sat Dec 4, 2021
Erik Cernak | Cernak (undisclosed) did not finish Saturday's game versus the Bruins, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Gemel Smith
Expected Return Sat Dec 11, 2021
Gemel Smith - IR-NR - Lower Body
Not Specified
Tue Nov 23, 2021
Gemel Smith | Smith (lower body) is progressing in his recovery and is expected to return around the middle of December, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.

Fri Oct 8, 2021
Gemel Smith | Smith (lower body) is considered out indefinitely, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
Thu Oct 7, 2021
Gemel Smith | Smith (undisclosed) is expected to miss some time to begin the regular season, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports.
Wed Sep 29, 2021
Gemel Smith | Smith was held out of Wednesday's practice session due to an undisclosed injury, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports.
Brayden Point
Expected Return Thu Dec 23, 2021
Brayden Point - IR - Upper Body
Tue Nov 30, 2021
Brayden Point | Point (upper body) has been designated for injured reserve, per the (NHL) media site.

Tue Nov 23, 2021
Brayden Point | Point (upper body) is out indefinitely and is week-to-week, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
Tue Nov 23, 2021
Brayden Point | Point (upper body) is expected to miss the next 4-6 weeks.
Sun Nov 21, 2021
Brayden Point | Point isn't playing Sunday against Minnesota due to an upper-body injury, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
Nikita Kucherov
Expected Return Tue Jan 4, 2022
Nikita Kucherov - IR-LT - Lower Body
Surgery
Sat Dec 4, 2021
Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov (lower body) participated in Saturday's morning skate, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official sitee reports.

Wed Oct 27, 2021
Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov (lower body) underwent surgery Wednesday and is expected to miss 8-10 weeks.
Mon Oct 18, 2021
Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov (lower body) is scheduled to meet with a specialist to determine the next steps, with surgery on the table, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Mon Oct 18, 2021
Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov (lower body) is expected to miss some significant time with coach Jon Cooper telling reporters, "Definitely not a day-to-day thing," Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
Sat Oct 16, 2021
Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov went to the locker room in the third period of Saturday's game with an injury, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.

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Performance Bonuses
Movement Clauses
35+ Over 35 Contract
IR - Injured Reserve
Entry Level Contract
Waiver Exempt
Has Arbitration Rights
Two-way contract
(13) Forwards $47,120,833 57.8% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Gaborik, Marian RW 39
$0
UFA
Perry, Corey RW 36
$1,000,000
NTC
$1,000,000
NTC
$0
UFA
Maroon, Pat LW 33
$900,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Stamkos, Steven C 31
$8,500,000
NMC
$8,500,000
NMC
$8,500,000
NMC
$0
UFA
Nash, Riley C 32
$750,000
$0
UFA
Kucherov, Nikita
LTIR
RW 28
$9,500,000
NMC
$9,500,000
NMC
$9,500,000
NMC
$9,500,000
M-NTC
$9,500,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2027)
Palat, Ondrej LW 30
$5,300,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Killorn, Alex LW 32
$4,450,000
M-NTC
$4,450,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Bellemare, Pierre-Edouard LW 36
$1,000,000
$1,000,000
$0
UFA
Point, Brayden
IR
C 25
$6,750,000
$9,500,000
NMC
$9,500,000
NMC
$9,500,000
NMC
$9,500,000
NMC
$0
RFA

(2030)
Cirelli, Anthony C 24
$4,800,000
$4,800,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Joseph, Mathieu RW 24
$737,500
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Katchouk, Boris LW 23
$758,333
$758,333
$758,333
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Raddysh, Taylor RW 23
$758,333
$758,333
$758,333
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Colton, Ross C 25
$1,125,000
$1,125,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Fortier, Gabriel LW 21
$791,667
$791,667
$0
RFA
TOTALS
$47,120,833
$42,183,333
$29,016,666
$19,000,000
$19,000,000
(8) Defence $33,000,000 40.5% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Seabrook, Brent
LTIR
D 36
$6,875,000
NMC
$6,875,000
M-NTC
$6,875,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Bogosian, Zach D 31
$850,000
NTC
$850,000
NTC
$850,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Hedman, Victor D 30
$7,875,000
NMC
$7,875,000
M-NTC
$7,875,000
M-NTC
$7,875,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2025)
McDonagh, Ryan D 32
$6,750,000
NTC
$6,750,000
NTC
$6,750,000
NTC
$6,750,000
NTC
$6,750,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2026)
Claesson, Fredrik D 29
$750,000
$0
UFA
Cernak, Erik D 24
$2,950,000
$2,950,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Sergachev, Mikhail D 23
$4,800,000
$4,800,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Rutta, Jan D 31
$1,300,000
$0
UFA
Foote, Callan D 22
$850,000
$850,000
$0
RFA
TOTALS
$33,000,000
$30,950,000
$22,350,000
$14,625,000
$6,750,000
(2) Goalies $10,400,000 12.8% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
McElhinney, Curtis G 38
$0
UFA
Elliott, Brian G 36
$900,000
$0
UFA
Nilsson, Anders G 31
$0
UFA
Vasilevskiy, Andrei G 27
$9,500,000
NMC
$9,500,000
NMC
$9,500,000
NMC
$9,500,000
NMC
$9,500,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2028)
TOTALS
$10,400,000
$9,500,000
$9,500,000
$9,500,000
$9,500,000
(0) Buried $0 0.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
TOTALS
(1) Buyout & Retained Salary $32,328 0.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Smith, Gemel - Season Opening LTIR
0
$32,328
TOTALS
$32,328
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2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Roster Size

Number of players on the Active Roster. Cannot exceed 23 players. Excludes players on IR and LTIR.

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23 19 10 5
Standard Player Contracts

Number of players signed to Standard Player Contracts (SPC's). Cannot exceed 50 players. Some players do not count towards this, such as 18/19 Year-Old players in Junior with less than 10 NHL Games Played in Season.

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51 30 17 5
Upper Limit

The maximum Salary Cap Hit of all players counting towards the active roster. Often referred to as "Salary Cap". This is determined in the summer and is based on the previous season's revenues, per the CBA.

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$81,500,000 $81,500,000 $81,500,000 $81,500,000
Projected Cap Hit

Anticipated Season-End Cap Hit based on the current roster, calculated by summing all Cap Hits of players currently counting towards the Salary Cap. Assumes current roster is in effect for the remainder of season.

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$90,483,825 $82,633,333 $60,866,666 $43,125,000
Projected Cap Space

Amount of Cap Space projected to be available at end of year. Calculated as Annual Salary Cap minus Projected Cap Hit.

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$-9,072,158 $-1,133,333 $20,633,334 $38,375,000
Current Cap Space

Amount of Annual Cap Hit that can be added to the roster without exceeding the Upper Limit (Salary Cap Maximum) based on the current roster. For teams using LTIR, Current Cap Space is the amount of annual cap hit that can be added without exceeding the Salary Cap by more than the team's LTIR Pool.

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$7,120,000 $-1,133,333 $20,633,334 $38,375,000
Maximum LTIR Pool

The maximum amount of Long Term Injured Reserve space potentially available. This is the Cap Hit of player on LTIR less the Cap Space available for team at time player was on LTIR. A player can go on LTIR when they expect to miss 10 games and 24 days in the season. A player on LTIR does not come off of the salary cap, instead a team is allowed to exceed the cap by the LTIR amount.

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$16,406,616 $0 $0 $0
Current Roster Annual Cap Hit

Anticipated Cap Hit based on the current roster, calculated by summing all Cap Hits of players currently counting towards the Salary Cap + retained salary + buyouts.

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$90,698,283 $82,633,333 $60,866,666 $43,125,000
Carryover Bonus Overages

Teams can exceed the salary cap due to players receiving performance bonuses. If a team exceeds the salary cap due to performance bonuses, they carryover to the previous season and reduce the cap space a team has.

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$145,122 $0 $0 $0
Potential Bonuses

Performance Bonuses that players on the active roster are eligible to achieve. A team can exceed the salary cap due to performance bonuses, but they carry over to the following season.

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$132,500 $0 $0 $0
Retained Salary Remaining

Teams can retain salary/cap hit when they trade a player. A team can only have a maximum of 3 players that they retained salary on.

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3 3 3 3
(25) Non-Roster
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Dumont, Gabriel C 31
$750,000
$0
UFA
Nieves, Boo C 27
$0
UFA
Smith, Gemel C 27
$750,000
$750,000
$0
UFA
Hudon, Charles LW 27
$750,000
$0
RFA
Lagace, Maxime G 28
$750,000
$0
UFA
Sustr, Andrej D 31
$750,000
$0
UFA
Elie, Remi LW 26
$750,000
$0
UFA
Vermin, Joel RW 29
$0
Masin, Dominik D 25
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Thomas, Ben D 25
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Walcott, Daniel D 27
$750,000
$750,000
$0
UFA
Raddysh, Darren D 25
$750,000
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Day, Sean D 23
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Somppi, Otto C 23
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Lohin, Ryan C 25
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Morand, Antoine C 22
$778,333
$0
RFA
Lipanov, Alexei C 22
$747,500
$0
RFA
Perbix, Nicklaus D 23
$0
$0
UFA
Guttman, Cole C 22
$0
Walker, Samuel C 22
$0
Semykin, Dmitry D 21
$813,333
$813,333
$0
RFA
Green, Alexander D 23
$817,500
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Koepke, Cole LW 23
$842,500
$842,500
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Salda, Radim D 22
$0
Taylor, Ty G 22
$0
Archambault, Olivier LW 28
$0
$0
UFA
Barre-Boulet, Alex C 24
$758,333
$758,333
$758,333
$0
UFA
Oullette, Martin G 29
$0
$0
UFA
Pederson, Brent LW 26
$0
$0
UFA
Huntington, Jimmy C 23
$809,166
$0
RFA
Alnefelt, Hugo G 20
$850,833
$850,833
$850,833
$0
RFA
Cajkovic, Maxim RW 20
$850,833
$850,833
$850,833
$0
RFA
Crozier, Maxwell D 21
$0
$0
UFA
Schmiemann, Quinn D 20
$0
$0
UFA
Shalagin, Mikhail LW 22
$0
$0
UFA
Webster, Mckade LW 21
$0
$0
UFA
Abbandonato, Peter C 23
$0
$0
UFA
Valleau, Nolan D 29
$0
$0
UFA
Windsor, Clint G 28
$0
$0
UFA
Finley, Jack C 19
$820,000
$820,000
$820,000
$0
RFA
Goncalves, Gage C 20
$820,000
$820,000
$820,000
$0
RFA
Groshev, Maxim RW 19
$0
$0
UFA
Thompson, Jack D 19
$850,833
$850,833
$850,833
$0
RFA
Powell, Eamon D 19
$0
$0
UFA
Dureau, Jaydon LW 20
$0
$0
UFA
Capone, Nick RW 19
$0
$0
UFA
Miftakhov, Amir G 21
$838,333
$838,333
$838,333
$0
RFA
Mcdonnell, Declan 19
$0
$0
UFA
Tufto, Odeen C 24
$842,500
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Ryfors, Simon C 24
$842,500
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Schmidt, Roman D 18
$0
Duke, Dylan C 18
$0
$0
UFA
MacDonald, Cameron C 18
$0
$0
UFA
Gagne, Alex D 19
$0
$0
UFA
Pylenkov, Daniil D 21
$0
$0
UFA
Flintonm, Robert LW 18
$0
$0
UFA
Huuhtanen, Niko RW 18
$0
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$19,782,497
$8,944,998
$5,789,165