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Andrej Sustr | Defenseman | #62

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 220
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Andrej Sustr scored for just the second time this season on Sunday against Florida.
He produced the game winner and energized the Lightning bench when he found the back of the net. "That's a defenseman scoring a goal six inches from the post," coach Jon Cooper said. "That's how we need our guys to play. If we don't have our defensemen involved, we have trouble scoring." Still, he shouldn't expect more of that from Sustr, who has three goals in 160 career games. The 25-year-old rearguard has chipped in 10 points in 43 matches this campaign. Jan 18 - 11:01 AM

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The Tampa Bay Lightning have been impressed with Andrej Sustr's development.

"He’s come a long way and he’s going to keep getting better," associate coach Rick Bowness said. "He’s gained more and more confidence with the puck and it takes a couple of years for young defensemen in this league. Look at his background, where he came from, and now he’s playing 20 minutes a night and he’ll just continue to get better and better." The 6'7, 220 pounder isn't known for his offensive instincts, so his fantasy upside is limited, but he is a useful player for Tampa Bay.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 09:26:00 AM

Andrej Sustr posted two assists in Tampa Bay's 5-4 overtime win against Toronto on Tuesday.

It was his first multi-point performance of the season and it gives him six points in 30 games. Sustr has one goal in 147 NHL games in his career, which is a pretty good indication that he shouldn't be on your fantasy radar.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 10:29:00 AM

Andrej Sustr will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against Dallas.

Alex Killorn (upper-body) will miss the game because of the injury. Sustr has now been a healthy scratch in back-to-back games.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 07:29:00 PM

Andrej Sustr has inked a two-year contract with Tampa Bay.

As expected, he received a one-way deal after he played in 72 games with the Lightning this past season. Sustr notched 13 assists, 84 blocks and a plus-10 rating during the regular season. He also dressed in 26 playoff contests and contributed two points.
Source: NHL.com
Tue, Jun 30, 2015 01:41:00 PM

Andrej Sustr will be back in the lineup on Thursday when Tampa Bay hosts Detroit in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.

As expected, Braydon Coburn will return to the back end as well in the match.
Thu, Apr 16, 2015 05:03:00 PM

Andrej Sustr (upper body) is expecting to be ready to play on Thursday in Game 1 against Detroit.

He was paired with Victor Hedman during Wednesday's practice. Sustr hasn't played since Mar. 28 due to an upper-body injury.
Wed, Apr 15, 2015 03:58:00 PM

Andrej Sustr (upper body) hasn't been cleared for contact yet.

He skated at practice on Monday and still hopes to be ready for Game 1 against Detroit on Thursday night. "I'm getting into a little bit of game mode now, getting into some little battles and practicing with the team," Sustr said. "It's a good sign."
Mon, Apr 13, 2015 04:26:00 PM

Coach Jon Cooper isn't optimistic that Andrej Sustr will return from an upper-body injury before the playoffs.

Sustr is hoping to change that if he participates in Thursday's morning skate.
Thu, Apr 9, 2015 10:11:00 AM

Andrej Sustr (upper body) is looking to skate with his teammates on Thursday.

He was on the ice before practice on Tuesday. Sustr hopes to be available to play in one of Tampa Bay's final two regular-season games. He hasn't played since Mar. 28.
Tue, Apr 7, 2015 01:38:00 PM

Andrej Sustr will be sidelined for one-to-two weeks because of an upper-body injury.

He has no goals and 13 helpers in 72 games this season to go with 84 blocks and a plus-10 rating.
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 12:18:00 PM

Andrej Sustr has been playing with Victor Hedman during the second half of the season.

He has dressed in a career high 58 games this season and has received an increased role because of injuries to blueliners Radko Gudas and Matt Carle. The Lightning have been searching for help on the back end, which could impact his position on the depth chart. Sustr doesn't have any fantasy value, though.
Wed, Feb 25, 2015 12:14:00 PM

Andrej Sustr chipped in two assists in Thursday's 5-0 victory against Buffalo.

He didn't have a point in his previous eight outings. Sustr has five helpers in 24 games this campaign.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 09:56:00 AM

Andrej Sustr's strong play allowed the Lightning to move defenseman Eric Brewer to Anaheim.

Sustr has played in 22 of Tampa's 24 games this season, while Brewer was a healthy scratch in four of his last five games with the Lightning. Sustr has three assists in 22 games this season, but he's known for his size (6"8, 225 lbs) and strong defensive play.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 10:21:00 AM

Andrej Sustr (hand) returned to Tampa Bay's lineup on Thursday night.

He suffered a hand injury on Oct. 30. Sustr logged 20:15 of ice time and finished with a plus-1 rating in a 5-2 victory over the Calgary Flames.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 02:42:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
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
8Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy