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Matt Taormina | Defenseman

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/20/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185

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Matt Taormina has been returned to AHL Syracuse.
Taormina has two goals and five points in 10 AHL contests in 2015-16. He made his season debut with Tampa Bay on Monday, logging 9:16 minutes of ice time. Nov 19 - 11:46 AM

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Matt Taormina will suit up in Monday's game against Florida.

The Lightning will dress seven defensemen in the match because of injuries to forwards Tyler Johnson, Cedric Paquette and Jonathan Drouin. Jonathan Marchessault and Mike Blunden will be in the lineup as well.
Nov 16 - 1:49 PM

Matt Taormina is a healthy scratch in Saturday's game against Florida.

Earlier reports suggested that the 29-year-old would play tonight, but he won't be participating in the battle of the Sunshine State.
Nov 14 - 7:02 PM

Matt Taormina was recalled from Syracuse on Friday and will likely be in the Tampa lineup when the Lightning face off against the Panthers Saturday night.

The 29-year-old Taormina scored two goals and registered five points with the Crunch in 2015-16. He has no fantasy value at the moment.
Nov 14 - 10:55 AM

Matt Taormina has returned to Tampa Bay on a one-year, two-way contract.

The 28-year-old Taormina is a career minor leaguer, and isn't expected to see much time with Tampa. Rather he's expected to help fill out AHL Syracuse's blue line. Taormina had his best season since 2009-10 with AHL Worcester, tallying 11 goals and 38 points over 76 games. He had previously played for Tampa Bay and Syracuse from 2012-14, scoring 42 points in 99 games for the Crunch.
Source: TSN
Jul 1 - 7:51 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired Matt Taormina from the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Taormina has six goals and 12 assists in 41 AHL contests in 2013-14. He isn't expected to ever have fantasy value in standard leagues.
Wed, Mar 5, 2014 05:34:00 PM

Matt Taormina has been sent to the minors.

Taormina has four goals and 12 points in 56 career NHL games. The 27-year-old defenseman isn't likely to ever have much fantasy value.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 05:00:00 PM

Matt Taormina has been called up by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Taormina has two goals and 10 points in 13 AHL games this season. He hasn't played in the NHL this season, but the 27-year-old defenseman has four goals and eight assists in 49 career contests.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 06:04:00 PM

Tampa Bay signed Matt Taormina to a one-year, two-way contract on Wednesday.

He recorded 24 points and a plus-10 rating in 55 games with AHL Syracuse this past campaign. Taormina also dressed in two matches with the Lightning.
Thu, Jul 4, 2013 04:20:00 PM

Matt Taormina was returned to the minors Monday.

Mark Barberio, who was recalled from the minors on Monday, is slated to make his NHL debut Tuesday night. Taormina played two games with the Lightning this past weekend.
Tue, Apr 9, 2013 09:49:00 AM

Matt Taormina has been called up by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Taormina has four goals and 21 points in 50 AHL games this season. He isn't expected to have any fantasy value for the rest of the season.
Fri, Apr 5, 2013 05:37:00 PM

Matt Taormina has been waived by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Taormina dealt with an undisclosed injury during training camp. He has three goals and 16 points in 36 AHL contests this season.
Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:53:00 PM

Matt Taormina missed his second day of camp Wednesday due to an unspecified injury.

Coach Guy Boucher said Taormina was "stiff." It's unclear if he will be back on the ice on Thursday.
Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:30:00 AM

Matt Taormina had a helper and a penalty in Syracuse's 3-1 win over Hamilton on Wednesday night.

The defenseman now has six points in nine games this year. He spent last year in the Devils organization split between the AHL and NHL before signing an AHL contract with the Lightning this offseason. Richard Panik had a goal, his third of the season.
Wed, Nov 7, 2012 10:16:00 PM

Matt Taormina has signed an AHL contract with the Syracuse Crunch.

Taormina had a goal and seven points in 30 games with the New Jersey Devils last season. He inked a one-year, two-way deal with Tampa Bay in July.
Fri, Sep 21, 2012 02:25:00 PM

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