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Jason Garrison | Defenseman | #5

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/13/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 218
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Jason Garrison (lower body injury) will be scratched against the Capitals on Saturday.
Coach Jon Cooper doesn't think the veteran defender will be out long, so he's considered day-to-day for now. Garrison has three points with 27 hits and 39 blocks in 25 games. Dec 3 - 3:20 PM

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Jason Garrison suffered a lower-body injury in Thursday's game against St. Louis.

He was hurt after blocking a shot. Garrison's status is unknown at this point. We'll consider him day-to-day right now.
Dec 3 - 11:41 AM

Jason Garrison recorded an assist in Tampa Bay's 4-3 overtime win against Pittsburgh in Game 5 on Sunday.

His shot in the extra session went off of Tyler Johnson's rear end and into the net. Garrison finished with five shots in nearly 20 minutes of ice time. He has posted seven points in 15 playoff games.
May 23 - 9:37 AM

Jason Garrison scored the overtime winner in Friday's 2-1 win over the Islanders in Game 4.

Garrison used his heavy shot from the point to beat Thomas Greiss at the 1:34 mark of the first overtime period. Andrej Sustr and Ondrej Palat picked up the assists on the game-winning goal. Garrison now has one goal and five points in nine games during the 2016 playoffs. Nikita Kucherov also found the back of the net for the Bolts in this one. Tampa Bay leads the best-of-seven series 3-1. If the Lightning win one more game in the series, they'll be headed to the Eastern Conference finals.
May 6 - 10:38 PM

Jason Garrison recorded a helper on Tuesday in a 3-2 win over Detroit.

Garisson has picked up two assists in four games versus the Red Wings in the postseason. He may have been banged up going into Tuesday's match after he took a slash in Game 3, but he logged 16:52 of ice time.
Apr 20 - 10:15 AM

Jason Garrison has been practicing on Tampa Bay's top power-play unit alongside Victor Hedman.

Garrison will try to replace injured defender Anton Stralman on the unit. "Power play is such a big part of the game," said Garrison. "Whenever you're out there and get the opportunity, you want to make sure you give it your all and communicate and make sure everybody's on the same page." Jonathan Drouin also skated on the first combination, which is missing Steven Stamkos.
Apr 13 - 8:51 AM

Jason Garrison scored a goal and two assists in Friday's 7-4 win over the New York Islanders.

Garrison picked up the primary assist on Steven Stamkos' second period goal and he picked up the only assist in Andrej Sustr's third period goal. Garrison added one of his own to extend Tampa's lead to 6-4 with just under 10 minutes remaining. The 31-year-old hadn't recorded a point since Jan. 17. Garrison has five goals and 10 points in 64 games this season. Don't expect him to carry much fantasy value down the stretch.
Mar 25 - 10:32 PM

Jason Garrison (lower body) returned to action on Monday February 29.

Garrison was playing in his first game since Feb. 8. He logged 15:54 minutes in his return.
Mar 1 - 3:00 AM

Jason Garrison won't play in Sunday's game against the Boston Bruins.

Bolts coach Jon Cooper said he's "cautiously optimistic" that Garrison will return during Tampa Bay's current road trip, but it won't be tonight. He's been out for three weeks because of a lower-body injury.
Feb 28 - 11:29 AM

Jason Garrison skated for a fifth day in a row on Friday.

He looks to be rounding into form after missing the past three weeks with a lower-body injury. Tampa coach Jon Cooper said he hopes Garrison will be able to play in one of the Bolts' next two games.
Feb 27 - 11:42 AM

Jason Garrison (lower body) took part in the morning skate, but he won't play Tuesday night.

He thinks he is about a week away from being available to return, which would fit within his three-to-five week timetable. Garrison hasn't played since Feb. 8 because of a lower-body injury.
Feb 23 - 11:47 AM

Jason Garrison (lower body) is projected to miss the next three-to-five weeks.

Garrison was hurt during Monday's game against Ottawa. He has four goals and seven points in 52 contests in 2015-16.
Feb 11 - 11:51 AM

Jason Garrison (lower body) won't play against Montreal Tuesday night.

He will be re-evaluated when the team gets back to Tampa Bay on Wednesday, but for now he is considered day-to-day. Garrison was injured Monday versus Ottawa.
Feb 9 - 4:18 PM

Jason Garrison suffered a lower-body injury in Monday's game against the Ottawa Senators.

The Bolts just announced that Garrison's night is over. They'll probably provide an update on his status after the game. He should be considered day-to-day right now. We'll provide an update on his status as soon as the Lightning shed some light on his injury situation.
Feb 8 - 9:39 PM

Jason Garrison has taken a significant step backwards offensively compared to his recent campaigns.

Garrison has four goals and seven points in 49 contests in 2015-16, which means he'll probably finish below the 30-point mark for the first time since 2010-2011, excluding the lockout shortened 2013 campaign. Part of the cause for that is his reduced role with the man advantage as he's logging just 34 power-play seconds per game compared to an average of 1:40 minutes in 2014-15.
Jan 29 - 3:38 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Steven Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Vladislav Namestnikov
4Jonathan Drouin
5Cedric Paquette
6Michael Bournival
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Ryan Callahan
3Brayden Point
4J.T. Brown
5Joel Vermin
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Braydon Coburn
5Nikita Nesterov
6Andrej Sustr
7Slater Koekkoek
8Luke Witkowski
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy