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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 (illness) may not be ready to play Tuesday night.
He didn't practice Monday and hasn't skated since Thursday because of an illness. Garrison missed Saturday's game versus Arizona and should be considered day-to-day. Jan 24 - 10:41 AM

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Jason Garrison will not play in Saturday's match with the Coyotes due to illness.

Through 45 games so far this season the veteran blue liner has posted six points along with 56 hits and 61 blocks thus far.
Jan 21 - 7:42 PM

Jason Garrison (lower body) has declared himself ready to play Thursday.

Garrison is projected to play alongside Andrej Sustr. He missed two contests due to the ailment.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 11:32:00 AM

Jason Garrison (lower body) is considered probable for Thursday.

He looked good in Wednesday's practice and skated alongside usual defense partner Andrej Sustr. Garrison hasn't played since Dec. 1 due to a lower-body injury and he thinks he will be back against Vancouver.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 06:28:00 PM

Jason Garrison (lower body) is expected to "turn the corner" by Thursday, according to coach Jon Copper.

The Lightning bench boss said that on Sunday and the team returned Luke Witkowski to the minors on Tuesday, so Garrison may be an option for Thursday's contest. An update on his status will probably come after Wednesday's practice.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 10:44:00 AM

Jason Garisson and Nikita Nesterov will be scratched from Sunday's match against Carolina.

Garisson will miss his second straight with a lower body injury. Nesterov continues to be in and out of the lineup, meanwhile. Neither boast much fantasy value, unfortunately.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 05:06:00 PM

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.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 03:20:00 PM

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.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 11:41:00 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.
Mon, May 23, 2016 09:37:00 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.
Fri, May 6, 2016 10:38:00 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.
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 10:15:00 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.
Wed, Apr 13, 2016 08:51:00 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.
Fri, Mar 25, 2016 10:32:00 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.
Tue, Mar 1, 2016 03:00:00 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.
Sun, Feb 28, 2016 11:29:00 AM

Depth Charts

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