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Andrej Sustr | Defenseman

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (23) / 11/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 225
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Andrej Sustr will draw into the Lightning's lineup Friday night.
Tampa Bay will use seven defensemen because Ondrej Palat is dealing with an upper-body injury. Sustr had a goal and eight points in 43 games in the regular season. Apr 18 - 6:46 PM

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Rookie Andrej Sustr will play in Saturday's contest.

Tampa Bay recently summoned Sustr. He has seven assists in 38 contests with the Lightning in 2013-14. Although it's not official, Sustr will probably play alongside Eric Brewer.
Apr 5 - 2:39 PM

Tampa Bay has summoned Andrej Sustr.

Sustr has seven assists in 38 games with Tampa Bay this season. He also has a goal and four points in 12 AHL contests.
Apr 5 - 10:21 AM

Andrej Sustr was sent to the minors after Thursday's game.

He was a healthy scratch against the Islanders. Sustr has suited up in 38 games for the Lightning this year. During that time he has seven assists and a plus-4 rating.
Jan 17 - 7:50 AM

Tampa Bay is excited at the potential of 6-foot-8 blueliner Andrej Sustr.

"He's going to be growing into himself. We get him a year or two in the weight room and really working on his core strengths, and when he starts physically to mature, you're going to see the kid jump leaps and bounds," coach Jon Cooper said. "But that doesn't take away from how heady a player he is, how smart he is, being in the right positions. He is not afraid to try to make a play even if it costs him a mistake, because we're encouraging that. All those aspects of his game are there. It's just his physical strength needs to be better." Sustr has contributed four of his six assists this season in his last four games. He also has a plus-5 rating. However, he doesn't get the hit and block totals that one would typically associate with a player of his build. He's better off left on the waiver wire until we get a better idea of what kind of player he's going to become.
Fri, Nov 29, 2013 07:36:00 AM

Andrej Sustr posted the first multi-point game of his career in Saturday's loss at Phoenix.

He collected two assists in Tampa Bay's 6-3 defeat. "When he starts physically to mature you are going to see this kid jump leaps and bounds, but that doesn't take away from how heady of a player he is, how smart he is being in the right positions," coach Jon Cooper said of the 6-foot-8, 220-pound defender. Sustr has skated in 15 of the Bolts' 20 games this season and as of right now, he's not worth a spot on your fantasy roster.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 10:53:00 AM

Andrej Sustr and Pierre-Cedric Labrie are believed to play for the Tampa Bay Lightning against the Florida Panthers on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Keith Aulie and Mark Barberio are expected to watch as healthy scratches. These aren't tweaks that should have a major fantasy impact.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 04:21:00 PM

Andrej Sustr will be a heathy scratch Saturday night against the Sabres.

The giant reargaurd will sit in the press box as Mike Barberio will dress as the Bolts' extra defenseman.
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 11:21:00 AM

Andrej Sustr got his first NHL point in Tuesday's 5-1 win over Los Angeles.

He picked up a secondary assist on Martin St. Louis' second-period goal to give the Lightning a 3-0 at the time. Sustr has six shots, four blocks and a plus-1 rating in five matches this season.
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 10:40:00 AM

Andrej Sustr and Mark Barberio have made Tampa Bay's roster to start the season.

The team kept eight defenseman, excluding injured defenders Brian Lee and Mattias Ohlund. Sustr looked good at training camp and earned himself a spot as a result. "He skated well, had good hockey sense, good skill," GM Steve Yzerman said of the 6-foot-8, 225-pound defender, "and he adapted well."
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 11:16:00 AM

Andrej Sustr, a 6'8" 22-year-old defenseman, has been very impressive in Tampa's training camp.

The Zdeno Chara-like rearguard had a strong season in the AHL last year and has been solid in pre-season games to date. "You can just see he has grown," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "Poise, poise under pressure, it looks like the game has slowed down for him a little bit, so he's making some savvy plays out there. And he has confidence, and you need to play in games to get that confidence. You can sit there and do all the talking you want, but until you are put in the fire you don't really know how hot it is. I think Sustr has grown, and that's a good sign with the limited number of games he has played." Sustr has some offensive upside and will be a PIM per game player in the NHL, should he make it.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 11:32:00 AM

AHL Syracuse GM and Tampa Bay assistant GM Julien BriseBois praised the play of Andrej Sustr during the Calder Cup playoffs.

"He played really well," BriseBois said. "He contributed and played in all situations. I thought in the playoffs when the pressure started to mount and we were down three games to nothing, our margin for error was very slim. He didn't wilt under the pressure. He kept being assertive on the ice with and without the puck which I thought was a really good sign." Sustr generated two goals, seven points, 25 penalty minutes and a plus-11 rating in 18 games during the AHL postseason. He dressed in two NHL contests with the Lightning this past campaign after signing with the team in March out of the University of Nebraska-Omaha. The towering defenseman may not have much in the way of fantasy value, but he could develop into a solid stay-at-home player at the NHL level.
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 03:14:00 PM

The Lightning have reassigned Andrej Sustr, as well as forwards Ondrej Palat and Mike Angelidis to the minors.

Sustr played two games with Tampa Bay after wrapping up his college season with University of Nebraska-Omaha. Palat has four points in 12 NHL appearances this year, while Angelidis made his big-league season debut in Tuesday's shootout loss to Florida.
Thu, Apr 4, 2013 12:08:00 PM

Andrej Sustr impressed Lightning coach Jon Cooper in his NHL debut on Friday.

"I thought he was outstanding," coach Jon Cooper said. "It's one thing for a forward to go into a game; you can probably hide him a little bit more. But for a defenseman to go in … if that's his first kick at the can, that's a good sign. It was hard for us not to put him out there. You're waiting … to say, 'Okay, enough is enough, he's over his head.' But he never gave us that opportunity." Sustr blocked a shot in 13:07 minutes of ice time. He also had nine goals and 25 points in 39 NCAA games this season.
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 11:01:00 AM

Andrej Sustr skated with his Tampa teammates for the first time Tuesday.

He will get in some more practices and soak up his surroundings before the team decides when to give him the opportunity to make his NHL debut. Sustr is also eligible to play for AHL Syracuse if the Lightning decides to send him down to the minors. Sustr was signed as a free agent out of the University of Nebraska-Omaha last week.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 12:03:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steve Stamkos
2Valtteri Filppula
3Tyler Johnson
4Nate Thompson
5Cedric Paquette
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Ryan Malone
4Tom Pyatt
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Teddy Purcell
3J.T. Brown
4Nikita Kucherov
5Richard Panik
6B.J. Crombeen
D1Victor Hedman
2Matt Carle
3Radko Gudas
4Sami Salo
5Eric Brewer
6Brian Lee
7Mark Barberio
8Keith Aulie
9Mike Kostka
10Mattias Ohlund
11Andrej Sustr
G1Ben Bishop
2Anders Lindback
3Kristers Gudlevskis