Lightning Coach Says Forward Has "Significant Injury"

Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper revealed the news on Monday that hard-nosed winger Tanner Jeannot will be out of the Tampa Bay Lightning lineup for an extended period. After referring to the physical forward's injury as "significant", he got a bit more specific, saying he expects him to be out "week-to-week."

Jeannot left Tampa Bay's 7-3 loss to the Boston Bruins on Saturday in the second period with a lower-body injury. 

Before going down, Jeannot was continuing the struggles he showed last season when he came to the Bolts, after his breakout 24-goal season with the Nashville Predators in 2021-22. He finished 7th in voting for the Calder Trophy, while leading all rookies in goals. He slumped last season, while this year, he's totaled just six goals and 12 points in 41 games, with a plus-minus of minus-11. He's earned just 12:36 of ice time per night.

After arriving in Tampa at last season's trade deadline, Jeannot failed to contribute much, notching just one goal and four points in 20 games, while registering a minus-6 in less than 12 minutes per contest. The Lightning gave up a  hefty package for him, including defenseman Cal Foote and five draft picks. The Bolts signed Jeannot to a two-year deal in the offseason, with a $2.665 million AAV. 

The undrafted Jeannot, in 213 career NHL games, has recorded 41 goals, 78 points, and a whopping 300 penalty minutes. 

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