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Ondrej Palat | Winger | #18

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/28/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 188
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 7 (208) / TB
Contract: view contract details

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Ondrej Palat scored a goal and picked up two assists in a 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils in Game 1.
Palat got the party going for the Lightning with the opening goal of the series with five minutes left in the first period. He then followed that up by picking up assists on Tampa's next two goals scored by Tyler Johnson and Yanni Gourde. Palat has an impressive 15 goals and 32 points in 47 career NHL post-season games. Alex Killorn and Nikita Kucherov also scored in the win. Apr 12 - 10:42 PM

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Ondrej Palat scored a goal in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

J.T. Miller found Palat in the slot and he one-timed a shot in behind Cam Ward. It's Palat's 11th goal of the year, the least he has scored since his rookie season where he played only 14 games. He missed about a third of the season due to a lower-body injury and the Lightning will need him to be fully healthy in their quest for the Stanley Cup. A Bruins loss tomorrow against the Florida Panthers would clinch the top spot in the Eastern Conference for the Lightning.
Apr 7 - 10:53 PM

Ondrej Palat scored the Lightning's only goal in a 4-1 loss to Nashville on Sunday.

Palat now has 10 goals and 33 points in 53 games this season. The Bolts lost captain Steven Stamkos early in the game and were unable to keep pace with the West-leading Predators.
Apr 1 - 9:51 PM

Ondrej Palat scored Tampa Bay's lone goal in a 2-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.

Palat has registered one goal and one assist in his last two outings. He has skated in three games since missing 26 contests due to a lower-body injury. He has generated nine goals and 32 points in 49 appearances.
Mar 25 - 12:22 AM

Ondrej Palat (lower body) will return to the lineup on Tuesday night

Palat has been sidelined since Jan. 20 due to a lower-body injury. Coach Jon Cooper said the Lightning waited a little longer before deciding to get him back in the fold. Palat has eight goals and 30 points in 46 games this season. He was alongside Tyler Johnson and Brayden Point during the morning skate.
Mar 20 - 11:23 AM

It doesn't look like Ondrej Palat (lower body) will be able to suit up tonight.

Palat hasn't played since Jan. 20. against the Minnesota Wild. He's rounding into form but it is being speculated that he'll hold out until he is fully healthy in order to be ready for Tampa's playoff run. The 26-year-old forward has 30 points in 46 games this season. Hopefully we'll see him back in the lineup some time in the upcoming week.
Mar 17 - 1:15 PM

Ondrej Palat (lower body) doesn't think he will be ready to play on Saturday.

Palat participated in Wednesday's practice without a non-contact jersey for the first time since he suffered a lower-body injury Jan. 20. "I want to be ready for the playoffs," he said.
Mar 15 - 10:54 AM

Ondrej Palat (lower body) practiced Wednesday without a non-contact jersey.

This marks Palat's first full session since he suffered a lower-body injury on Jan. 20. He is inching his way towards a return to the lineup.
Mar 14 - 1:19 PM

Ondrej Palat won't rush back from the lower-body injury he's currently dealing with.

Palat has been out of the lineup since Jan. 20. He's hoping to play a handful of regular season games before the start of the playoffs. The Bolts forward has 30 points in 46 games this season.
Mar 10 - 10:55 AM

Ondrej Palat (lower body) is expected to be out of Tampa Bay's lineup until mid-March.

That makes sense given the six-to-eight week timeline the team expected him to miss when he was injured in mid-January. Palat has eight goals and 30 points in 46 games this season.
Feb 24 - 11:38 AM

Ondrej Palat (lower body) is still "weeks" away from being ready to return, according to coach Jon Cooper.

Palat hasn't played since Jan. 20 due to a lower-body injury. He was initially give a timetable of six-to-eight weeks. Cooper didn't have an update on Palat's status beyond the fact that he isn't close to a return.
Feb 19 - 12:10 PM

Ondrej Palat (lower body) will be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks.

That's a big blow to the Lightning, as the team was already playing without top blueliner Victor Hedman. Palat has played well defensively this season, while contributing eight goals and 30 points in 46 games.
Jan 22 - 3:51 PM

Ondrej Palat (lower body) won't play this week.

Tampa Bay has three games before the All-Star break. Coach Jon Cooper isn't sure when Palat will be available to return. He is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury.
Jan 22 - 1:31 PM

Ondrej Palat is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury.

Palat traveled back to Tampa Bay to be evaluated further. The Lightning called up Matthew Peca and Michael Bournival on Sunday to help fill the void for a three-game road trip before the All-Star break.
Jan 22 - 10:57 AM

Ondrej Palat sustained an injury during the third period of Saturday's game.

Palat was slashed by Minnesota's Jared Spurgeon. It was originally unclear how serious Palat's injury was, but it's been revealed that he's returned to Tampa Bay for testing. Meanwhile, the Lightning will play in Chicago Monday night. He has eight goals and 30 points in 46 contests this season.
Jan 21 - 4:55 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Steven Stamkos
2Brayden Point
3Tyler Johnson
4Cedric Paquette
5Anthony Cirelli
6Gabriel Dumont
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Yanni Gourde
3Alex Killorn
4Chris Kunitz
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2J.T. Miller
3Ryan Callahan
4Cory Conacher
5Adam Erne
D1Victor Hedman
2Ryan McDonagh
3Mikhail Sergachev
4Anton Stralman
5Dan Girardi
6Braydon Coburn
7Jake Dotchin
8Slater Koekkoek
9Andrej Sustr
G1Andrei Vasilevskiy
2Peter Budaj
3Louis Domingue