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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 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

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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

Andrej Sustr and the Tampa Bay Lightning are currently negotiating on a new contract.

He is slated to be a restricted free agent in July. Sustr suited up in 43 games for the Lightning during the 2013-14 season, where the 6-foot-8, 225-pound blueliner recorded eight points and a plus-3 rating.
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 10:34:00 AM

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.
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 06:46:00 PM

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.
Sat, Apr 5, 2014 02:39:00 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.
Sat, Apr 5, 2014 10:21:00 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.
Fri, Jan 17, 2014 07:50:00 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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Steve Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
5Vladislav Namestnikov
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Cedric Paquette
4Brenden Morrow
5Jonathan Marchessault
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Nikita Kucherov
3Jonathan Drouin
4J.T. Brown
D1Victor Hedman
2Jason Garrison
3Anton Stralman
4Matt Carle
5Braydon Coburn
6Andrej Sustr
7Mark Barberio
8Nikita Nesterov
9Luke Witkowski
10Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy