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Michael Blunden | Winger | #46

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/15/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 216
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (43) / CHI
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Michael Blunden will tag in for Erik Condra in Tuesday's Game 3 against the Islanders.
Blunden, who has not played since Game 5 against Detroit due to an upper body injury, has no points in five games this postseason. May 3 - 6:38 PM

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Michael Blunden (upper body) feels good and may be back in the lineup for Game 3 on Tuesday night.

If the Lightning dress 12 forwards then you can expect Blunden to play with Jonathan Marchessault and Vladislav Namestnikov on the fourth line. Tampa Bay could choose to go with seven defensemen, though. Blunden is slated to be a game-time decision.
May 3 - 5:35 PM

Michael Blunden (upper body) hopes to be available to play on Tuesday in Game 3 versus the Islanders.

He skated on Monday at practice after missing the first two games of Tampa Bay's second-round series because of an upper-body injury.
May 2 - 2:47 PM

Michael Blunden didn't play in Game 1 because of an upper-body injury.

He should be considered day-to-day for now. If he isn't ready to return on Saturday then Jonathan Marchessault could play again in Game 2 versus the New York Islanders.
Apr 29 - 8:34 AM

Michael Blunden will be a healthy scratch in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal against the Islanders.

Jonathan Marchessault will dress instead after being a scratch all of Round 1. Matt Taormina will also be scratched. He dressed in Game 4 against Detroit, but only saw the ice in a measly 2:39.

Michael Blunden is enjoying his time in the playoffs, especially since at this time last year he was recovering from reconstructive knee surgery from a torn ACL and MCL.

"Mike has earned his way here," coach Jon Cooper said. "There are those players who give those 8-12 minutes a night that will do anything for their teammates. He's big, will go to any area on the ice, phenomenal on the bench. He's one of those guys who can get under the opponent's skin a little bit." He doesn't get much ice time or score many points, but his teammates love the energy he brings to the ice.
Apr 20 - 10:27 AM

Michael Blunden will be scratched against Detroit on Tuesday night.

Unfortunately there's not fantasy value here. Blunden has posted just 12 points in 116 career NHL games.
Source: Corey Long
Mar 22 - 6:20 PM

Tampa Bay summoned Michael Bluden from AHL Syracuse on Saturday.

The 29-year-old career tweener has posted just 12 points in 113 career NHL games. By that measure, you can leave him on the pine.
Mar 12 - 7:13 PM

Michael Blunden has been assigned to AHL Syracuse.

He has contributed two goals and two assists in nine games with the Lightning this season, but it looks like Tampa Bay will get Tyler Johnson and Brian Boyle back from injury.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 04:08:00 PM

In a late switch, Mike Blunden tagged in for Matt Carle on Saturday night against Columbus.

Still no word on why Carle was left on the bench tonight, but we'll keep you posted. Blunden meanwhile offers no fantasy value.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 07:48:00 PM

Michael Blunden will be scratched from Saturday's match with Columbus.

Though Blunden has compiled two points, nine PIMs, and 17 hits through his eight games with Tampa Bay this season, he has just 112 games at the NHL spread over the last 10 years. Which unfortunately means he lacks fantasy value.
Source: Corey Long
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 06:27:00 PM

The Lightning have re-called Michael Blunden from Syracuse of the AHL in time for Saturday's game against Washington.

He will take the roster spot of the injured Tyler Johnson. It is not clear if Blunden will dress or if the Bolts will go with seven defensemen against the Caps. Even if he does play, Blunden has no fantasy value.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 10:59:00 AM

Michael Blunden has been returned to the minors.

He suited up in two games with the Lightning during his latest NHL call up of the season. Blunden played in just two contests with Tampa Bay last year.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 11:17:00 AM

Michael Blunden has been recalled from AHL Syracuse.

The 28-year-old defender Blunden has but 106 games of NHL experience since being drafted 43rd overall in 2005. Which suggests he is not much of a fantasy asset for you.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 06:17:00 PM

Michael Blunden has been returned to AHL Syracuse.

Blunden has three goals and five points in 10 games this season. He's also appeared in two contests with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 12:12:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steven Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Vladislav Namestnikov
4Jonathan Drouin
5Jonathan Marchessault
6Cedric Paquette
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Ryan Callahan
3J.T. Brown
4Erik Condra
5Michael Blunden
6Joel Vermin
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Braydon Coburn
5Matt Carle
6Nikita Nesterov
7Andrej Sustr
8Matt Taormina
9Slater Koekkoek
10Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy
3Kristers Gudlevskis