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Jason Garrison | Defenseman

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/13/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 218
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Jason Garrison played just over 20 minutes in Tampa's game five loss to Detroit.
This was Garrison's second game back from an upper body injury that cost him nine total games. The 30-year-old played just over 14 minutes in game four, but he got a nice spike in playing time on Saturday. If he's able to remain healthy, he could contribute from the back end for the Lightning. Right now, Tampa Bay needs all the help they can get as they will travel to Detroit for game six, while facing elimination. Apr 26 - 10:40 AM

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Look for Jason Garrison to get more playing time in Saturday's Game 5 than he had in Thursday's Game 4.

Garrison was just coming back from an upper-body injury that sidelined him for almost a month and he was limited to 14 minutes of playing time. In addition, Tampa coach Jon Cooper dressed seven defensemen to ease Garrsion's transition back into the lineup. Cooper has said he will likely dress only six rearguards Saturday evening's contest as he believes Garrison is capable of logging his usual 20-plus minutes.
Apr 25 - 12:05 PM

Jason Garrison will make his playoff debut while Mark Barberio and Vladislav Namestnikov take a seat in Game Four against Detroit on Thursday night.

Garrison posted four goals and 30 points in 70 games for the Lightning this season, including 11 points on the power play.

Jason Garrison (upper body) expects to be a game-time decision Thursday night.

"I feel comfortable on the ice," he said. "So it's not my decision as far as that goes. I'm preparing myself like I'm going to play. When I get the 'yes' or 'no,' I'll be ready." Andrej Sustr could be the odd-man out if Garrison is able to play in Game 5 against Detroit.
Apr 23 - 2:39 PM

Lightning coach Jon Cooper is hoping that Jason Garrison will return before the end of the first round.

Garrison will miss Game 3 on Tuesday, but he'll be regarded as a game-time decision after that. For his part Garrison said, "I just want to make sure that I’m at the point where I’m able to be physical out there and not worry about it." He had four goals and 30 points in 70 regular season contests.
Apr 21 - 2:11 PM

Jason Garrison (upper body) is not expected to play in Game 3 on Tuesday night.

"Doubtful," coach Jon Cooper said. "He's probably out." Garrison feels like he's moving into "day-to-day" status though and Cooper said the defenseman will probably be closer to being a game-time decision after Tuesday's match.
Apr 21 - 9:11 AM

Jason Garrison is not ready to return to action Saturday against Detroit.

He will not suit up for Game 2 of the best-of-seven series as he is still recovering from an upper-body injury. Garrison is getting close, though. We wouldn't be surprised if he was able to play Monday in Game 3.
Apr 18 - 11:04 AM

Jason Garrison (upper body) will not be able to return on Saturday.

Garrison received the green light to began taking part in contact drills on Wednesday. He hasn't played since March 28. Garrison finished the regular season with 30 points and a plus-27 rating in 70 contests.
Apr 17 - 2:41 PM

Jason Garrison (upper body) received clearance for contact in Wednesday's practice.

However, coach Jon Cooper indicated that Garrison may be able to return if Tampa Bay's first-round series against Detroit goes deep. He hasn't been in the lineup since Mar. 28.
Apr 15 - 4:07 PM

Jason Garrison (upper body) skated Monday in a no-contact jersey.

He isn't expected to be ready to play when the playoffs begin this week and his status for next week is uncertain as well. Garrison did say that he is feeling better every day, so there is some hope that he'll return at some point in the series.
Apr 13 - 4:36 PM

It does not appear that Jason Garrison will be ready to play when the playoffs start next week.

Even though he has been skating with his teammates, he is still wearing a non-contact jersey as he is still recovering from an upper-body injury. Garrison is listed as doubtful for Game One of the first round of the playoffs. Keep this in mind when drafting your post-season squad.
Apr 11 - 10:51 AM

Jason Garrison skated in full gear after the Lightning practice Thursday.

He seems to be making good progress in his recovery from an upper-body injury he sustained last week that was supposed to keep him out of action for 3-4 weeks. Garrison did some light skating and stick work. There is no update as to his timetable for a return.
Apr 3 - 11:39 AM

Jason Garrison will be out of action for three-to-four weeks with an upper-body injury.

He was injured in Saturday's game against Detroit after logging just 41 seconds of ice time. Garrison has 30 points and a plus-27 rating in 70 games this year.
Mar 30 - 12:14 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning lost more than a 4-0 game to the Detroit Red Wings Saturday.

The Lightning lost defenseman Jason Garrison early in the game because of an upper-body injury, and forward Cedric Paquette was helped off the ice late in the game after sliding awkwardly into the goal post with his left leg. "Neither of them look good," Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said about Garrison and Paquette. "It would be a big blow if those guys aren't available." Garrison was injured on a check from behind, behind the Lightning net by Detroit forward Justin Abdelkader, 3:43 into the game. Abdelkader got a minor penalty for boarding. Garrison has four goals and 26 assists in 70 games this season. Paquette has 12 goals and seven assists in 58 games.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 28 - 6:15 PM

Jason Garrison will return to Tampa Bay's lineup on Tuesday against Nashville.

Garrison's expected to pair with Luke Witkowski to form their third defensive pairing as well. The veteran blue liner is enjoying a nice return to the Sunshine State with three goals and 20 points in 49 games thus far.
Feb 10 - 8:05 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steve Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
5Vladislav Namestnikov
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Cedric Paquette
4Brenden Morrow
5Jonathan Marchessault
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Nikita Kucherov
3Jonathan Drouin
4J.T. Brown
D1Victor Hedman
2Jason Garrison
3Anton Stralman
4Matt Carle
5Braydon Coburn
6Nikita Nesterov
7Andrej Sustr
8Mark Barberio
9Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy