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Jason Garrison | Defenseman | #5

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/13/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 223
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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

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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

Jason Garrison found the back of the net in a 5-2 victory against Columbus on Saturday.

Garrison ended a nine-game point drought. He has just five points in 36 contests after reaching the 30-point mark in each of his previous two campaigns.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 10:57:00 AM

Jason Garrison scored the inaugural 3-on-3 overtime winning goal, his second of the game, as the Lightning roared to a 3-2 win over Philadelphia in the opener on Thursday night.

Garrison was sent in on an odd breakaway off a transition from Tampa Bay's own zone, and made no mistake with a wrister that went past Steve Mason. He's already halfway towards his goal total from last year when he scored four in 70 contests. Thursday's performance was not a sign that the 30-year-old suddenly has a scoring touch, but we'll let him enjoy his memorable night for the time being.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 10:20:00 PM

Jason Garrison believes that the pace of play picked up from Game 1 to Game 2.

"Obviously we didn’t sit back tonight,’’ Garrison said. "They came in waves of pressure and I think the pace of the game tonight was much quicker than the last game. They’re going to get their chances. It’s how you respond when you get scored on. Those are the biggest moments in the game.’’ Garrison scored the game-winning goal in the third period.
Sun, Jun 7, 2015 10:07:00 AM

Jason Garrison scored the game-winning goal for the Lightning in their 4-3 triumph against the Blackhawks in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday night.

Garrison capitalized on the second consecutive penalty by Patrick Sharp, slapping a shot from the point that fluttered after being deflected by Andrew Desjardins at 8:49 of the third period. Garrison also assisted on Nikita Kucherov’s goal in the second period. He has two goals and five points in the playoffs. Cedric Paquette and Tyler Johnson notched the other goals. Ryan Callahan and Victor Hedman each had two assists in a game that featured four lead changes. The series is tied 1-1.
Sat, Jun 6, 2015 10:01:00 PM

Jason Garrison was upbeat about how Tampa Bay did in Game 1 despite the outcome.

The Lightning led 1-0 for most of the game, but Chicago scored two goals late in the third period to walk away with the win. "It was a good test for us," Garrison said. "We don't see them too much during the year and I thought we did a really good job of playing our game — and our game seemed to work. It was only unfortunate that in a couple of shifts in the third period, the puck found the back of our net. We can learn from a couple of things, but for the most part we're going to stick to the same game plan." This is the third time in four series that Tampa Bay has dropped Game 1, so this is hardly unfamiliar territory for the squad. The Lightning will attempt to bounce back on Saturday.
Fri, Jun 5, 2015 11:31:00 AM

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.
Sun, Apr 26, 2015 10:40:00 AM

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.
Sat, Apr 25, 2015 12:05:00 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.
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 06:51:00 PM

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.
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 02:39:00 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.
Tue, Apr 21, 2015 02:11:00 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.
Tue, Apr 21, 2015 09:11:00 AM

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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
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Braydon Coburn
5Matt Carle
6Nikita Nesterov
7Andrej Sustr
8Slater Koekkoek
9Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy