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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 has a "decent" chance to play on Saturday, but he won't suit up for Tuesday's contest versus Pittsburgh.
The Lighting blueliner didn't take part in the morning skate. Garrison suffered an undisclosed injury on Saturday. Dec 23 - 1:13 PM

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Jason Garrison is "highly doubtful" for Tuesday's tilt against the Penguins, according to Coach Cooper.

Through 35 games, the powerful veteran defender has three goals and 17 points, with seven of those points coming on the power play.
Dec 22 - 9:58 PM

Jason Garrison suffered an undisclosed injury Saturday night and will not return to the game.

Garrison played 11:47 before departing, and seemed to be injured some time in the second frame. He had two penalty minutes, a shot and a hit in the game. Garrison has 17 points this season.
Dec 20 - 9:05 PM

Jason Garrison scored in Tampa Bay's 5-0 blanking of Buffalo on Thursday.

The Lightning defender didn't have a goal since he scored game winners on Oct. 30 and Nov. 1. Garrison has 15 points and a plus-11 rating in 27 matches.
Dec 5 - 10:01 AM

Jason Garrison notched a goal and a helper in Thursday's 4-3 victory versus Philadelphia.

His first goal as a member of the Lightning came on the power play. Garrison's assist on Thursday came with the man advantage as well. He finished the game with seven shots on goal. Garrison has five points in 11 games this season.
Oct 31 - 11:03 AM

When the Lightning visit the Canucks Saturday night, Jason Garrison will walk into the visitor's dressing room for the first time since 2011-12.

Garrison, who is a British Columbia native, played for two seasons with the Canucks, and is looking forward to returning Saturday. Garrison, who was traded this past June as the Canucks needed to shed salary, will be plenty motivated to play well in his first return to Vancouver since the deal. Make sure he is active.
Oct 18 - 11:22 AM

It sounds like Jason Garrison will get a spot on the second power-play unit.

He would've had excellent value on Tampa Bay's top combination, but Victor Hedman may end up being the only defenseman on the combination. The Lightning haven't set their power play in stone yet, though.
Oct 1 - 1:46 PM

Look for Jason Garrison to make a significant impact on the Tampa power play.

Garrison has a huge shot which could be featured on the Bolts' top unit alongside Victor Hedman. Of course, if the Bolts choose to ice four forwards on the number one unit, Garrison could anchor the second unit. Either way, we expect Garrison to improve on his 2013-14 performance and log close to 40 points. He will enjoy working with superstar Steven Stamkos as well the talented bevy of young Lightning forwards.
Sep 6 - 10:24 AM

The Vancouver Canucks have dealt Jason Garrison, Jeff Costello, and a seventh round pick to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for the 2014 50th overall selection.

In Garrison, the Tampa Bay Lightning are adding a top-four blueliner that can chip in with the man advantage. He's a good bet to record 30-40 points if he can stay healthy. It's a bit surprising that the Canucks didn't get more for him though given that his $4.6 million annual cap hit looks pretty fair under the current market standards. Either way, this is a good pickup for Tampa Bay.
Jun 27 - 3:37 PM

The Vancouver Canucks might end up dealing Jason Garrison.

Tampa Bay and Montreal have been cited as possible destination. Garrison is a top-four defenseman that blocks shots and provides about 30 points per season. The free agent market is particularly thin for blueliners and his cap hit of $4.6 million annually is fair, so if the Canucks can get him to waive his no-trade clause, then they should be able to command a high price for him.
Jun 27 - 1:03 PM

Jason Garrison will be scratched Thursday when the Canucks host Colorado.

Frank Corrado will take his place in the lineup, but he'll probably be back in the fold on Saturday. Garrison hasn't picked up a point in his last 11 games, so he's been stuck on a total of 32 since Mar. 12.
Apr 10 - 5:01 PM

Jason Garrison has recorded an assist in Vancouver's 5-2 loss on Thursday.

Garrison has six goals and 29 points in 59 games this season. He's been very hot-and-cold this season from an offensive perspective, but he's likely to end up comfortably surpassing his career-high of 33 points.
Feb 7 - 11:37 AM

Jason Garrison registered a career-best three assists in Vancover's 4-0 win over Edmonton Friday night.

Garrison now has four goals and 18 assists in 34 games this season. Zach Kassian, Dale Weise, Daniel Sedin and Christopher Higgins scored for the Canucks, while Ryan Kesler registered two assists in the win.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 01:45:00 AM

Jason Garrison's power play marker on Friday opened the scoring.

The Canucks defeated Phoenix 3-2. Garrison has been hot of late with seven points in his last five games including two goals and now has four goals and 18 points in 31 games. He will continue to see first power play time with Alexander Edler out of action. If for some reason he is still available, pick him up.
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 09:59:00 AM

Jason Garrison registered two assists in a 3-2 victory over Nashville.

Garrison has recorded at least a point in five of his last six games. That's brought him up to 17 points in 30 contests in 2013-14.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 10:49:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Steve Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
5Cedric Paquette
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Jonathan Drouin
3Alex Killorn
4Brenden Morrow
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Nikita Kucherov
3Brett Connolly
4J.T. Brown
D1Victor Hedman
2Jason Garrison
3Matt Carle
4Anton Stralman
5Radko Gudas
6Andrej Sustr
7Mark Barberio
8Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Evgeni Nabokov