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Andrej Sustr | Defenseman

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 225
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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. Jun 30 - 1:41 PM

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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.
Apr 16 - 5:03 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.
Apr 15 - 3:58 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."
Apr 13 - 4:26 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.
Apr 9 - 10:11 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.
Apr 7 - 1:38 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.
Mar 30 - 12:18 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.
Feb 25 - 12:14 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

Andrej Sustr will not play against the Capitals Saturday night.

He sustained a hand injury in Thursday's game when hit with the puck. Consider Sustr day-to-day for now, altthough there is a very good chance he will return to action for next week's games as x-rays did not show a break. Mark Barbeiro will take Sustr's place in the Tampa lineup Saturday.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 11:36:00 AM

According to coach Jon Cooper, Andrej Sustr left Thursday's game after he suffered a "minor" injury.

The behemoth defender exited the game after he logged 9:02 of ice time. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 11:18:00 AM

Andrej Sustr got back into Tampa Bay's lineup on Tuesday night.

He was a healthy scratch Monday night, but returned to the fold because Radko Gudas was forced to the sidelines with a lower-body injury. Sustr had one block in 15:20 of ice time.
Wed, Oct 15, 2014 10:48:00 AM

Andrej Sustr has signed a one-year, one-way contract with Tampa Bay.

Sustr had eight points and 16 penalty minutes in 43 games with the Lightning last season. The 6-foot-8 blueliner was also credited with 26 hits and 36 blocked shots.
Fri, Jul 4, 2014 01:26:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Steve Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
5Vladislav Namestnikov
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Cedric Paquette
4Jonathan Marchessault
5Jeff Tambellini
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Ryan Callahan
3Jonathan Drouin
4J.T. Brown
5Erik Condra
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Matt Carle
5Braydon Coburn
6Nikita Nesterov
7Andrej Sustr
8Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy