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Ondrej Palat | Winger | #18

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/28/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 188
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 7 (208) / TB
Contract: view contract details

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Ondrej Palat didn't skate on Thursday due to the flu.
The hope is that Palat will still be able to play on Friday, but obviously we'll have to wait and see. He has six goals and 16 points in 33 games in 2015-16. Feb 11 - 12:16 PM

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Ondrej Palat tallied two goals in a 6-3 victory over Pittsburgh on Friday.

He scored on both of his shots in the match, which included a shorthanded marker in the second period. Palat has six goals and 16 points in 31 games this season.
Feb 6 - 10:48 AM

Ondrej Palat picked up a goal and a helper in a 6-4 win versus Edmonton on Tuesday night.

He has two goals and five points in his last four outings, but all of that scoring came in two games. Palat has been playing well with Steven Stamkos and Vladislav Namestnikov since he returned from injury.
Jan 20 - 8:52 AM

Tampa Bay has posted a 6-1 record since Ondrej Palat returned to the lineup.

"There's no secret he's a huge part of our team," coach Jon Cooper said. "He's a complete player who plays the whole 200 feet. He can play anywhere in the lineup. He's one of those guys you don't read about in the newspapers every single night, but he's probably the reason the guys are in the newspapers — that unsung hero type." The Lightning have a mark of 14-7-4 with Palat and they are 10-10 without him this season. Palat has been skating on the top line with Steven Stamkos and Vladisdlav Namestnikov.
Jan 19 - 10:46 AM

Ondrej Palat generated a goal and two assists in Tuesday's 4-0 win over Colorado.

He opened the scoring in the first period, with his first goal since Oct. 23, and helped set up two tallies by Steven Stamkos during the second stanza. Palat, who has missed plenty of action due to injury, now has 11 points in 23 games this season.
Jan 13 - 10:33 AM

Ondrej Palat will return to the Tampa lineup Saturday against Minnesota.

He led the team in the morning stretch on Saturday which is a pretty good sign he's finally ready to return from a lower-body injury that has kept him out of action for the Bolts' last eight games. If you own Palat in your hockey pool, activate him immediately. It looks as if Tampa coach Jon Cooper has put the Triplets back together as Palat skated with Tyler Johnson and Nikita Kucherov in line rushes Saturday morning. All the more reason to activate Palat without delay.
Jan 2 - 11:06 AM

Lightning coach Jon Cooper was optimistic about Ondrej Palat (lower body) following Friday's practice.

Palat has missed eight straight games, but there's a good chance that he'll return on Saturday. He has two goals and seven points in 18 contests this season.
Jan 1 - 3:04 PM

Ondrej Palat is still trying to work his way back from a lower-body injury.

Tampa Bay nearly has all of their players back from injury and Palat is getting closer to returning as well. He has been skating with the team and participating in practices. Palat may play at some point on the Bolts' upcoming four-game road trip.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 04:04:00 PM

Ondrej Palat (lower body) may not be able to play during Tampa Bay's homestand.

The Lightning will wrap up six straight games at home next Saturday and his status for next week hasn't been determined yet. Palat has been out of action since Dec. 12 with a suspected ankle injury.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 04:39:00 PM

Ondrej Palat (lower body) is looking to return before Tampa Bay's six-game homestand ends on Jan. 2.

"I need a couple more practices with the team to get into the speed and game mode and then we'll see how it's going to feel," said Palat, who is believed to be suffering from an ankle injury. He doesn't expect to be ready on Saturday when the NHL returns from the Christmas break.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 08:58:00 AM

Ondrej Palat will not play again until after December 25th.

He will be out of action at least another week and likley more as he is still recovering from a left ankle injury. It is the same ankle Palat injured earlier in the season. Keep Palat on reserve until further notice.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 11:34:00 AM

Ondrej Palat (lower body) isn't expected to play this weekend.

He skated on his own Thursday, but isn't projected to play Friday and Sunday. Palat has sat out the last two games with a lower-body injury.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 08:56:00 AM

Ondrej Palat (lower body) is not likely to play on Tampa Bay's three-game road trip.

The Lightning will begin their road swing in Columbus on Monday night. Palat may have hurt the same ankle on Saturday that sidelined him for more than four weeks before he got back in the lineup last Thursday. He has returned to Tampa Bay for more tests.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 02:25:00 PM

Ondrej Palat left Saturday’s game against the Capitals because of an undisclosed injury.

Palat played 3:34 before departing. He has seven points in 18 games. Palat had missed over a month with an ankle injury before returning Dec. 10.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 09:12:00 PM

Ondrej Palat (ankle) is set to play in Thursday's game against Ottawa.

Palat's return reunites the Triplets line, which also includes Tyler Johnson and Nikita Kucherov. Prior to the injury, Palat had two goals and seven points in 16 games, but he's capable of contributing more than that.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 05:13:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
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