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Anton Stralman | Defenseman | #6

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/1/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 7 (216) / TOR
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Anton Stralman still feels like he's working his way back from a broken left leg.
"I think every game gets a little easier out there and a little more comfortable timing-wise and everything else," he said. "But I don't think I'm where I want to be yet. It's going to take a little time." Stralman has played in four straight games since returning to action. May 23 - 4:30 PM

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The Tampa Bay Lightning were able to correct a number of issues against the Penguins in Game 4, according to Anton Stralman.

"The big change from last game to this game is we realized what we were doing wrong," Stralman said after Game 4. "The effort level, the battles, puck management … it was a long freaking list of what was wrong. When we play to our potential, we're tough to beat. Just like we have before, we turned the page. Now we have to turn it again and move on from Game 4." The Bolts were dominant in the first 40 minutes of Game 4, but their play dipped in the final frame. Game 5 goes Sunday night in Pittsburgh.
May 22 - 9:40 AM

As expected, Anton Stralman was back in the lineup on Monday night.

He played in Game 2 against Pittsburgh in his first appearance since fracturing his leg on March 25. Stralman logged 18:39 of ice time and he scored a goal on his only shot of the contest.
May 17 - 8:14 AM

Anton Stralman (leg) is looking probable to play Monday night in Game 2 versus Pittsburgh.

He was on the ice for the morning skate and he didn't stay on late. The Lightning said Stralman wouldn't be speaking to the media prior to Monday's contest. The pregame warm-ups should tell us more, but don't be surprised if Stralman is back in the lineup.
May 16 - 12:12 PM

Anton Stralman (leg) could be back in the lineup as soon as Monday night in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final.

"Stralman is looking good," coach Jon Cooper said after Sunday's practice. "He's getting closer. ... Stralman is definitely day to day now, and that's great news because he is an extremely important player on our team. ... It's kind of going to be up to 'Strals' here now, how he's feeling." He doesn't appear to have any lingering issues after he fractured his left leg on Mar. 25.
May 16 - 10:11 AM

Anton Stralman's status has improved from "out indefinitely" to "day-to-day".

It might not seem like much, but that's big news for Stralman and the Lightning. The Bolts have won two rounds without Stralman, but getting their number two defenseman back would improve their chances of getting by the Penguins in Round 3. It might be a long shot, but Stralman could be available for Game 2 on Monday.
May 15 - 2:04 PM

Anton Stralman (leg) won't be available for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Stralman is regarded as questionable for Game 2. He did participate in Thursday's full practice though and was on the ice again Friday morning.
May 13 - 3:31 PM

Anton Stralman (leg) may not be ready to play in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final.

However, he is getting closer. Stralman took part in his second straight full practice on Thursday and he participated in some contact drills.
May 13 - 8:49 AM

Anton Stralman (leg) was able to take part in Wednesday's practice.

It was Stralman's first full practice since March 25 when he broke his fibula. He was wearing a normal jersey, as opposed to a no-contact one, and skated alongside Victor Hedman. "Obviously, this is kind of the next step in the process in the rehab," Stralman said. "So we'll see how [the leg] reacts and go from there."
Source: NHL.com
May 11 - 5:29 PM

Anton Stralman will not play in Game 5 Sunday against the Islanders.

In a discussion on Friday, Lightning coach Jon Cooper ruled Stralman out for the rest of the second round as his recovery from a broken leg is not complete. He has not appeared in a full team skate and has yet to participate in contact drills.
May 7 - 9:53 AM

Anton Stralman (leg) has been ruled out for Friday's contest.

Stralman is also unlikely to appear in Sunday's game. He hasn't played yet in the 2016 playoffs, but during the regular season he had nine goals and 34 points in 73 contests.
May 6 - 6:14 PM

Anton Stralman (leg) participated in Tuesday's optional skate.

He skated in a regular-colored jersey, but still needs to practice with the full team and get through contact drills. It is encouraging that he got back on the ice with some teammates for the first time since fracturing his left leg on Mar. 25.
May 3 - 5:28 PM

Anton Stralman (leg) skated before practice on Monday.

This coming Friday will mark six weeks since he suffered a fractured fibula. Coach Jon Cooper said he was hopeful that Stralman would play at some point in Tampa Bay's second-round series, but he has backed off a little from that optimism. "That's what happens when you spout your mouth off you have to eat your words at some point," Cooper said. "I'm always a glass half full, so I keep thinking that there is a chance." The Lightning still haven't announced a timetable for Stralman's return.
May 2 - 6:28 PM

It doesn't look like Anton Stralman will be able to play for another week or so at the least.

Although he is staking on his own, he obviously needs more time to recover from a fractured fibula. Don't expect to see Stralman in the lineup until the latter part of the Lightning's series against the Islanders at the earliest.
Apr 30 - 10:56 AM

Anton Stralman isn't expected to be ready for the start of the second round.

He didn't practice with the team on Sunday. The Lightning have not provided a timetable for Stralman's return, but the typical recovery for a fractured fibula is about four-to-six weeks and Friday will be the five-week mark. "He's not skating right now but we are hopeful that he will make an appearance in this series," coach Jon Cooper said.
Apr 25 - 11:52 AM

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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