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Lightning's Brayden Point: Set to miss Game 1

Point (leg) is considered doubtful to play in Tuesday's Game 1 matchup with the Panthers but is considered day-to-day, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports. Point appears to have avoided a serious injury which is certainly good news for the Lightning. Still, the 26-year-old center generated two goals and two assists in the seven-game series versus the Leafs, including three power-play points. Without Point in the lineup Tuesday, Alex Killorn has moved into a second-line role while Nick Paul will slide over to center.
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Lightning's Brayden Point: Battling injury

Point suffered an apparent leg injury in Saturday's Game 7 versus the Maple Leafs, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports. Point, who underwent surgery to repair labral tears in both hips in spring of 2019, suffered the injury late in the first period. His right leg folded awkwardly under him and Point couldn't put weight on his leg as he headed to the locker room. Point tried to gut out one shift early in the second but couldn't continue beyond that, though Joe Smith of The Athletic reports Point remained on the bench. Barring a remarkable turnaround, the center is unlikely to return to Saturday's game.
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Lightning's Brayden Point: Scores overtime winner

Point logged the game-winning goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Maple Leafs. Point assisted on Nikita Kucherov's third-period power-play goal to tie the game at three before burying a loose puck in overtime to force Game 7. The 26-year-old center now has two goals and two assists in the series and 77 points (38 goals and 39 assists) in 72 career playoff games.
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Lightning's Brayden Point: Logs power-play helper

Point notched a power-play assist, four shots on goal and two hits in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Maple Leafs in Game 4. Point had the secondary assist on Corey Perry's second-period tally. Through four playoff contests, Point has managed a goal, a helper, 16 shots on net, nine hits and a minus-4 rating. The Maple Leafs have had mixed results defending the Lightning's top players, though the 26-year-old center has yet to make a significant impact in the series.
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Lightning's Brayden Point: Out Friday

Point (rest) will not play Friday against the Islanders, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports. Point will sit for the final game of the 2021-22 regular season. He tallied 28 goals and 58 points while averaging 19:28 of ice time through 66 games. He should be good to go for Game 1 of the first round.
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Lightning's Brayden Point: Two PP points in win

Point had a goal and an assist -- both on the power play -- in Sunday's 8-4 win over the Panthers. Point was involved in two of the Lightning's three power-play goals, giving his team a 6-3 lead early in the third before assisting on Steven Stamkos' goal which capped off the scoring. With 28 goals and 30 assists, Point needs to light the lamp two more times to reach 30 in both categories for the third time in his career.
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Lightning's Brayden Point: Ready to rock

Point (lower body) will return to action Saturday versus Nashville, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports. Point should return to a top-six role and a spot on the No. 1 power-play unit against the Predators. The 26-year-old forward has racked up 27 goals and 55 points through 62 contests this campaign.
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Lightning's Brayden Point: Dealing with lower-body injury

Point is considered day-to-day with a lower-body injury after being a late scratch for Thursday's game versus the Maple Leafs, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports. Point will miss at least one game with what's likely a nagging injury after he was held out of Wednesday's practice for maintenance reasons. The Lightning will roll with seven defensemen Thursday as Cal Foote enters the lineup. Point will aim to be ready to go for Saturday's game versus the Predators.
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Lightning's Brayden Point: Not ruled out for Saturday

Point (lower body) has not been ruled out for Saturday's game versus the Predators, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports. Head coach Jon Cooper was hopeful the star center would be back in the lineup after just a one-game absence. Given that optimism, it's safe to assume Point's injury is not overly serious, though the Lightning will likely not risk anything with him since they've already clinched a playoff spot.
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Lightning’s Nick Paul holds his own with Brayden Point, Nikita Kucherov

TAMPA — Lightning forward Nick Paul didn’t pass coach Jon Cooper’s initial eye test when it came to the 6-foot-3, 224-pounder’s skating abilities. But all Cooper needed was a closer look to have a change of heart and mix up his lines once again, putting Paul on the top line with two of the league’s most dynamic players in Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point.
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Lightning's Brayden Point: One point in last six games

Point was held off the score sheet Thursday in a 4-3 overtime win over the Ducks, and has just one assist in his last six games. It's in sharp contrast to his previous six game streak (four goals, five assists). Point still has 43 face-off wins, 12 hits and 14 shots, but this micro drought comes at a tough time for fantasy managers.
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Lightning's Brayden Point: Productive on power play

Point had a goal and an assist -- both on the power play -- in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Hurricanes. Point helped Alex Killorn tie the game at a goal apiece early in the second before adding a game-tying tally of his own 6:02 into the third. His goal was the last for either team until Steven Stamkos won it in overtime with Tampa Bay's third power-play goal of the night. With 25 goals and 51 points in 52 games, Point is flirting with averaging a point per game for the second time in his six-year career.
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Lightning's Brayden Point: Bangs home OT winner

Point scored the game-winning goal and added an assist, both on the power play, in Saturday's 2-1 overtime win over the Red Wings. After setting up Steven Stamkos for the tying goal with less than five minutes left in regulation, Point grabbed the rebound on a Stamkos shot in OT and found the back of the net himself. The 26-year-old has bounced back from an uncharacteristic four-game point drought with two goals and six points in the last five games, and on the season Point has piled up 24 goals and 48 points through 50 contests.
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