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Lightning's Brandon Hagel: Uncertain for Game 1

Hagel (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's Game 1 matchup with the Avalanche, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports. Brayden Point (leg) will return to action Wednesday versus Colorado, so even if Hagel's able to go, he may have to settle for a third-line role after skating in the top six for much of the past two rounds. Confirmation on Hagel's status for Game 1 against the Avalanche likely won't surface until the Lightning take the ice for pregame warmups.
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Lightning's Brandon Hagel: On track to play in Game 1

Hagel (undisclosed) took line rushes during warmups, indicating he'll play in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals versus the Avalanche, Chris Krenn of NHL.com reports. Hagel has dealt with a nagging injury off and on throughout the playoffs, but he's yet to miss any games. He's been limited to five points in 17 contests, and he's set to play in a middle-six role Wednesday.
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Lightning's Brandon Hagel: Logs helper

Hagel notched an assist and two hits in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Avalanche in Game 1. Hagel set up a Mikhail Sergachev tally in the second period. Prior to Wednesday, there was some doubt to Hagel's availability, but he saw 12:55 of ice time in his usual middle-six role. The 23-year-old winger has been managing an undisclosed injury throughout much of the postseason. He has six points, 34 shots on net, 27 hits, 25 PIM and a plus-2 rating through 18 playoff contests.
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Lightning’s Brandon Hagel on new role: ‘I don’t really care what I do’

Through his first 55 games this season, Brandon Hagel experienced an offensive burst. He scored 21 goals with the Blackhawks — shattering his previous career high of nine — and added 16 assists. But when Hagel was traded to the Lightning before the deadline, in exchange for rookie forwards Boris Katchouk and Taylor Raddysh and two first-round picks, he gradually inherited a new role: containing the opponent’s top line.
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Lightning's Brandon Hagel: Puts away empty-netter

Hagel scored an empty-net goal on two shots and added three hits in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Rangers in Game 5. Hagel added the insurance tally with 59 seconds left in the third period, assuring the Lightning would take a 3-2 series lead back home. The goal snapped a nine-game point drought for the 23-year-old winger. He's been limited to five points in 16 playoff contests, but he's added 30 shots on net, 22 hits, 25 PIM and a plus-2 rating while seeing second-line usage since Brayden Point (leg) has been out.
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Lightning's Brandon Hagel: Expected to play Wednesday

Hagel (undisclosed) is expected to play in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals versus the Rangers on Wednesday, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports. Hagel missed a few practices after the Lightning swept the Panthers in the second round, but the severity of the winger's injury was never revealed. Based on Erlendsson's comments in head coach Jon Cooper's pregame press conference, Hagel is probable, but if he's ultimately ruled out, Riley Nash would be most likely to enter the lineup in a bottom-six role.
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Lightning's Brandon Hagel: Questionable for Game 1

Hagel (undisclosed) didn't skate Sunday but could still be available for the Lightning in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, per Joe Smith of The Athletic. Hagel has now missed three practices following Tampa Bay's four-game sweep of the Panthers. The 23-year-old winger will have a few more days to recover before Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday. Hagel has a goal and three assists so far in the postseason while playing a bottom-six role for the Lightning. Riley Nash would likely rejoin the lineup if Hagel is unable to go Wednesday.
TAMPA, FL

Lightning forward Brandon Hagel avoids suspension, earns fine

The Tampa Bay Lightning will still have Brandon Hagel in the lineup when they try to complete a sweep of the Florida Panthers on Monday. The young forward avoided suspension and received a $3,750 fine from the Department of Player Safety for his hit on Eetu Luostarinen. The fine is the maximum allowable under the current CBA.
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Lightning's Brandon Hagel Fined $3,750 for Boarding

The NHL Department of Player Saftey has issued a $3,750 fine to Tampa Bay Lightning forward Brandon Hagel. During Sunday’s Game 3, Hagel cross-checked Eetu Luostarinen from behind, sending Luostarinen headfirst into the boards. He was initially assessed a five-minute major penalty, but it was reduced to a two-minute minor after an official review. Hagel has one goal and four points through the Lightning’s ten postseason games. He had 25 goals and 44 points in 77 regular-season games this season.
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Lightning's Brandon Hagel: Produces pair of assists

Hagel recorded two assists, 10 PIM and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Maple Leafs in Game 4. Hagel set up both of linemate Ross Colton's tallies in the contest. Through four playoff games, Hagel's been solid with a goal, two helpers, nine shots on net, eight hits and 12 PIM in a third-line role. A reduced role saw him produce just seven points in 22 outings after he was traded from the Blackhawks to the Lightning, but his high-energy style has translated fairly well to a depth role in the playoffs.
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Lightning's Brandon Hagel: Notches two helpers Sunday

Hagel had two assists -- one shorthanded -- in Sunday's 8-4 win over the Panthers. Hagel has just three goals and three assists in 19 games with the Lightning, and this was his first multi-point game with Tampa Bay. While he played up the lineup in Chicago, the Lightning's depth up front limits Hagel's opportunities.
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