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Palat, Ondrej #18 (LW)  - Tampa Bay Lightning - 2018 Playoffs
Height: 6'0''
Weight: 188 lbs.
Shoots: left
Born on: March 28, 1991
Age: 27
Birthplace: Frydek-Mistek,
Salary: $5.600M
Cap Hit: $5.300M
NHL.com: Go
Draft Round: 7
Draft Pick: 208
Draft Year: 2011
Rookie Year: 2013
Draft Team: TB

Statistics - 2018 Playoffs

GP GM G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG S Hits Blks SPCT P/G
17 0 6 6 12 -1 2 0 1 0 0 2 31 36 14 19.4 0.71

Date News Advice
May 23, 2018 Ondrej Palat had 15:56 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-0 loss to the Capitals on Wednesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
May 21, 2018 Ondrej Palat had 15:19 of ice time in the Lightning's 3-0 loss to the Capitals on Monday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
May 19, 2018 Ondrej Palat scored one goal in 15:32 of ice time in the Lightning's 3-2 win over the Capitals on Saturday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Palat now has six goals on the season. None
May 17, 2018 Ondrej Palat had an assist in 14:33 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-2 win over the Capitals on Thursday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Palat now has six assists on the season. None
May 15, 2018 Ondrej Palat had an assist in 13:55 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-2 win over the Capitals on Tuesday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Palat now has five assists on the season. None
May 13, 2018 Ondrej Palat had 13:00 of ice time in the Lightning's 6-2 loss to the Capitals on Sunday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
May 11, 2018 Ondrej Palat scored one goal in 14:56 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-2 loss to the Capitals on Friday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Palat now has five goals on the season. None
May 6, 2018 Ondrej Palat had 18:10 of ice time in the Lightning's 3-1 win over the Bruins on Sunday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. None
May 4, 2018 Ondrej Palat had 15:45 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-3 win over the Bruins on Friday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. None
May 2, 2018 Ondrej Palat scored two goals in 20:28 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-1 win over the Bruins on Wednesday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game. Palat now has four goals on the season. None
April 30, 2018 Ondrej Palat tallied one goal and one assist in 17:30 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-2 win over the Bruins on Monday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game. Palat now has two goals and four assists on the season. None
April 28, 2018 Ondrej Palat had 16:31 of ice time in the Lightning's 6-2 loss to the Bruins on Saturday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of -4 for the game. None
April 21, 2018 Ondrej Palat had 16:33 of ice time in the Lightning's 3-1 win over the Devils on Saturday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
April 18, 2018 Ondrej Palat had 14:04 of ice time in the Lightning's 3-1 win over the Devils on Wednesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
April 16, 2018 Ondrej Palat had 16:07 of ice time in the Lightning's 5-2 loss to the Devils on Monday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
April 14, 2018 Ondrej Palat had an assist in 14:38 of ice time in the Lightning's 5-3 win over the Devils on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Palat now has three assists on the season. None
April 12, 2018 Ondrej Palat tallied one goal and two assists in 16:07 of ice time in the Lightning's 5-2 win over the Devils on Thursday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Palat now has one goal and two assists on the season. None
April 7, 2018 Ondrej Palat scored one goal in 14:37 of ice time in the Lightning's 3-2 overtime loss to the Hurricanes on Saturday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. Palat now has 11 goals on the season. None
April 6, 2018 Ondrej Palat had an assist in 15:40 of ice time in the Lightning's 7-5 win over the Sabres on Friday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Palat now has 24 assists on the season. None
April 3, 2018 Ondrej Palat had 18:12 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-0 win over the Bruins on Tuesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. None
April 1, 2018 Ondrej Palat scored one goal in 16:00 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-1 loss to the Predators on Sunday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Palat now has 10 goals on the season. None
March 30, 2018 Ondrej Palat had 12:37 of ice time in the Lightning's 7-3 win over the Rangers on Friday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. None
March 29, 2018 Ondrej Palat had 14:23 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-2 loss to the Bruins on Thursday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
March 26, 2018 Ondrej Palat had 17:45 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-1 loss to the Coyotes on Monday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
March 24, 2018 Ondrej Palat scored one goal in 14:13 of ice time in the Lightning's 2-1 loss to the Devils on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. Palat now has nine goals on the season. None
March 22, 2018 Ondrej Palat had an assist in 14:42 of ice time in the Lightning's 7-6 win over the Islanders on Thursday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Palat now has 23 assists on the season. None
March 20, 2018 Ondrej Palat had 12:25 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-3 win over the Maple Leafs on Tuesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Jan. 21, 2018 Ondrej Palat had 16:01 of ice time in the Lightning's 5-2 loss to the Wild on Saturday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 18, 2018 Ondrej Palat scored one goal in 19:42 of ice time in the Lightning's 4-1 loss to the Golden Knights on Thursday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Palat now has eight goals on the season. Palat ended a frustrating 21-game goal drought when he beat Marc-Andre Fleury on the power play for the Lightning's lone score. Despite his struggles to find the back of the net, the Czech forward is currently riding a four-game point streak.
Jan. 11, 2018 Ondrej Palat had an assist in 17:00 of ice time in the Lightning's 5-1 loss to the Flames on Thursday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Palat now has 22 assists on the season. Palat now has four assists over a three-game stretch.
Jan. 10, 2018 Ondrej Palat had an assist in 15:34 of ice time in the Lightning's 5-4 win over the Hurricanes on Tuesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. Palat now has 21 assists on the season. None
Jan. 8, 2018 Ondrej Palat had two assists in 19:20 of ice time in the Lightning's 5-2 win over the Red Wings on Sunday. He took seven shots and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. Palat now has 20 assists on the season.
Jan. 7, 2018 Ondrej Palat had 16:54 of ice time in the Lightning's 6-3 loss to the Senators on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 5, 2018 Ondrej Palat had 19:06 of ice time in the Lightning's 2-1 shootout loss to the Canadiens on Thursday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Jan. 2, 2018 Ondrej Palat had 18:34 of ice time in the Lightning's 2-0 win over the Maple Leafs on Tuesday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Dec. 31, 2017 Ondrej Palat had 17:23 of ice time in the Lightning's 5-0 win over the Blue Jackets on Sunday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of 2 for the game. None
Dec. 30, 2017 Ondrej Palat had an assist in 20:20 of ice time in the Lightning's 5-3 loss to the Flyers on Friday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. Palat now has 17 assists on the season. None
Dec. 29, 2017 Ondrej Palat had two assists in 19:03 of ice time in the Lightning's 3-1 win over the Canadiens on Thursday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. Palat now has 16 assists on the season. Palat played a big part in Thursday's win, though he's still struggling to deliver goals. He's now gone 13 consecutive games since last lighting the lamp at Pittsburgh on Nov. 25.
Dec. 24, 2017 Ondrej Palat had 15:45 of ice time in the Lightning's 3-0 win over the Wild on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of 2 for the game. None
Nov. 28, 2017 Palat had an assist in Buffalo on Tuesday. Palat now has three goals and two assists in the last five games.
Nov. 25, 2017 Palat recorded a power-play goal in the Lightning's loss at Pittsburgh on Saturday. Palat now has three goals in his last four games and has scored both short-handed and on the power play during that stretch. Up to seven goals in 23 games for the season, the Czech may be on his way to reaching the 20-goal mark for the first time since 2013-14.
Nov. 23, 2017 Palat scored a short-handed goal in Wednesday's overtime win over the Blackhawks. Palat has scored in back-to-back games after having only one goal in his previous 12 contests. Palat, at a plus-8 for the season, has six goals on the season and is just about on pace to match his career high of 23 from 2013-14.
Oct. 7, 2017 Palat had an assist Saturday against Florida. Palat registered his 10th career two-goal game in Friday's season opener.
Oct. 6, 2017 Palat registered his 10th career two-goal game Friday in a 5-3 win over Florida. Palat finished last season strong and now has five goals and 11 assists in his last 11 regular-season games.
April 3, 2017 Palat continued his recent hot stretch by producing a power-play goal and adding two assists while finishing a plus-3 in Sunday's win over Dallas. The Lightning are 5-0-1 over their last six games as they make a late run at a playoff spot, and Palat has been a big reason for that roll. The Czech has racked up three goals and eight assists while delivering four multi-point outings during that time frame.
March 28, 2017 Palat had a goal and an assist in the Lightning's 5-4 overtime win over the Blackhawks on Monday. Palat has been on fire lately, posting two goals and six assists in his last five games.
March 25, 2017 Palat had a goal in Friday's 2-1 OT win over the Red Wings. Palat has a goal and five assists during a four-game point streak. The Lightning host the Blackhawks on Monday, and 26 of Palat's 42 points this season have come at home.
March 17, 2017 Palat (undisclosed injury) is back Saturday. Palat is fifth on the Lightning with 36 points.
March 15, 2017 Palat assisted on Victor Hedman's goal with 55 seconds on the clock in overtime as Tampa Bay defeated the Senators 2-1 on Tuesday night for its fourth straight victory. Palat has a goal and three assists during a four-game point streak after notching two assists in his previous six games combined.
March 12, 2017 Palat scored with 2:23 left to give the Lightning a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night. Palat ended a seven-game stretch without a goal. His last two scores have both been game-winners - his only two of the season.
Feb. 22, 2017 Palat scored twice in the Lightning's 4-1 win over the Oilers on Tuesday. Palat had only scored twice in his last 13 games, but he now has five points in his last four.
Feb. 4, 2017 Palat (lower-body) is probable for Friday's action. The Lightning recalled forward Joel Vermin from the AHL on Saturday, an indication that Palat will likely miss that night's game against Anaheim at a minimum.
Jan. 22, 2017 Palat had a goal and an assist but was a minus-2 in Saturday's 5-3 loss at Arizona. Though the Lightning haven't been very good of late, Palat has been one bright spot since coming back from injury. The Czech forward leads the team with six goals while adding five assists in 13 games since his return.
Jan. 14, 2017 Palat had an assist Friday against the Blue Jackets. Palat had his first two-goal game of the season and added an assist Thursday in a win over Buffalo. He has five goals and four assists over his last nine contests.
Jan. 12, 2017 Palat had his first two-goal game of the season and added an assist Thursday in a win over Buffalo. Palat had gone three straight games without a point, but has five goals and three assists in his last eight contests.
Dec. 29, 2016 Palat had a goal in a second straight night during the Lightning's loss to Toronto on Thursday. Palat has flourished in his two games back from a two-week absence caused by an undisclosed injury. The Czech wing had a power-play goal and an assist in Wednesday's victory over Montreal.
Dec. 15, 2016 Palat will return to the lineup Wednesday against Montreal after missing the previous five games with an undisclosed injury. Palat has four goals and nine assists this season.
Nov. 19, 2016 Palat broke out of an extended slump by posting a goal and an assist in Saturday's win at Philadelphia. The struggling forward entered the matchup with just two goals and four assists over the season's first 18 games and had gone four straight without a point. Palat did produce 63 points back in 2014-15, and Saturday's performance is a good sign for a Lightning team that's going to be without Steven Stamkos for quite some time.
May 14, 2016 Palat recorded a goal and an assist to help the Lightning to a 3-1 victory over Pittsburgh in Friday's Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. Quiet for much of this postseason after an outstanding run in last year's playoffs, Palat registered his first multipoint outing since the regular-season finale.
March 26, 2016 Palat had three assists on Friday. He has two goals and four assists on a three-game point streak.
March 14, 2016 Palat had a goal with an assist Sunday. Palat has five goals and two assists in six games this month.
March 6, 2016 Palat scored a pair of goals in a 4-3 overtime victory against Carolina on Saturday night. Palat has four of his 10 goals in the five games.
Feb. 27, 2016 Palat had a goal and an assist in a 4-0 win over New Jersey on Friday night. Palat had two points in his previous nine games, both assists. The goal was his first since Feb. 5.
Feb. 11, 2016 Palat missed Thursday's practice with the flu. Tampa Bay coach John Cooper is hopeful he will be available for Friday's game against Nashville.
Jan. 20, 2016 Palat had a goal with an assist Tuesday. He has points in just two of his last seven games.
Dec. 14, 2015 Palat played for the first time since Dec. 12 in Thursday's win over Minnesota. Palat, a key contributor to the Lightning's run to the Stanley Cup Finals last season, missed eight games with a lower-body injury.
Nov. 15, 2015 Palat returned Thursday after missing 12 games. Palat suffered an ankle injury in a loss to Florida on Nov. 14.
April 10, 2015 Palat had three assists Thursday against the Devils. Palat has four three-plus point performances this season after posting two in the previous 95 games in his career.
March 21, 2015 Palat had two assists in Friday's 3-1 win over Detroit. Palat has seven assists in the last five games.
March 12, 2015 Palat returned Friday. Palat was out with a lower-body injury.
March 8, 2015 Palat matched a career high with three assists in a 5-4 win over Dallas on Saturday night. The Tampa Bay forward has four goals and 12 assists in his last 15 games.
Feb. 19, 2015 Palat had two assists Wednesday. He has six points in six games.
Jan. 16, 2015 Palat scored a pair of third-period goals, and the Eastern Conference-leading Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Thursday night. Palat has three goals and 14 assists in his last 11 games. He has 11 goals and 25 assists in 42 contests this season.
Jan. 7, 2015 Palat had two assists Tuesday. He has 12 assists in seven games.
Jan. 3, 2015 Palat had a pair of assists in a 6-3 loss to Pittsburgh on Friday night. The Tampa Bay forward has one goal and nine assists in his last five games.
Jan. 1, 2015 Palat had his career high for points with a goal and three assists in a 5-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night. Palat has one goal and seven assists in Tampa Bay's four-game win streak.
Dec. 24, 2014 Palat had a career-high three assists in a 4-3 win over Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. The Tampa Bay winger also matched his career high for points, and has three goals and four assists in his eight games this month. He has eight goals and 14 assists this season.
Dec. 11, 2014 Palat missed his fourth straight game Tuesday. He is dealing with a lower-body injury.
Dec. 7, 2014 Palat scored his eighth goal of the season and third in four games in Saturday's loss to Columbus. Palat's stretch of three goals in four games comes after he tallied just one goal in his previous 12 contests.
June 9, 2014 The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Ondrej Palat to a three-year contract. Palat and teammate Tyler Johnson are finalists for the Calder Trophy, presented each year to the NHL's top rookie. Palat had 23 goals and 59 points, finishing a plus-32 for the season and helping the Lightning make the playoffs.
April 23, 2014 Tampa Bay Lightning forwards Tyler Johnson and Palat are finalists for the NHL's top rookie award. They're joined by Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche in the running for the Calder Trophy. Palat finished second among rookie scorers with 59 points and 23 goals.
April 12, 2014 Palat scored his 23rd goal in Friday's 3-2 win over Colmubus. Palat has a point in all six games this month, posting four goals and four assists. He has 24 points over an 19-game stretch at home.
April 9, 2014 Palat scored twice in Tuesday's 3-0 win over Toronto. Palat has been terrific over the last month, posting eight goals and 12 assists during a 16-game stretch.
April 2, 2014 Palat had two assists in Tuesday's win over the Habs. Palat has 53 points.
March 11, 2014 Palat scored two goals and had an assist in Monday's 4-3 shootout loss to Phoenix. Palat has five points over the team's last two games.
Feb. 9, 2014 Palat scored twice in Saturday's win over the Red Wings. Palat has five goals and seven assists over his last nine games.
Jan. 31, 2014 Palat had two assists in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Sens. Palat whet the palette of fantasy owners with this strong effort.
Jan. 20, 2014 Palat registered his career high for points in a game with a goal and two assists in a 5-3 win over Carolina on Sunday The Tampa Bay winger had gone five games without a point since a career-best, eight-game streak Dec. 23-Jan. 9. He has five goals and eight assists in his last 14 contests.
Jan. 10, 2014 Palat had a goal and an assist in Thursday's loss to Washington. Palat extended his point streak to eight games, during which he has 10 points.
Jan. 4, 2014 Palat had a goal with an assist Friday. He has two goals and four assists during a five-game point streak.
Date Injury Return Date Status Details
Jan. 21, 2018 Lower-body injury None Injured Reserve The Lightning will get Palat back in the lineup when they host Toronto on Tuesday.
March 17, 2017 Undisclosed injury None Day-to-Day Palat (undisclosed injury) is back Saturday.
Feb. 4, 2017 Lower-body injury None Day-to-Day Palat (lower-body) is probable for Friday's action.
Dec. 15, 2016 Undisclosed injury None Day-to-Day Palat will return to the lineup Wednesday against Montreal after missing the previous five games with an undisclosed injury.
Feb. 11, 2016 Flu None Day-to-Day Palat missed Thursday's practice with the flu.
Dec. 14, 2015 Lower-body injury None Injured Reserve Palat played for the first time since Dec. 12 in Thursday's win over Minnesota.
Nov. 8, 2015 Lower-body injury None Injured Reserve Palat returned Thursday after missing 12 games.
March 12, 2015 Lower-body injury None Day-to-Day Palat returned Friday.
Dec. 11, 2014 Lower-body injury None Day-to-Day Palat missed his fourth straight game Tuesday.

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Date Opponent Result State G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG Shots Hits Blks SPCT TOI
May 23 2018 20:00 EDT WAS L 0-4 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 0.0 15:56
May 21 2018 20:00 EDT at WAS L 0-3 Final 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0.0 15:18
May 19 2018 19:15 EDT WAS W 3-2 Final 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 33.3 15:31
May 17 2018 20:00 EDT at WAS W 4-2 Final 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 14:33
May 15 2018 20:00 EDT at WAS W 4-2 Final 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.0 13:54
May 13 2018 20:00 EDT WAS L 2-6 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0.0 13:00
May 11 2018 20:00 EDT WAS L 2-4 Final 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 50.0 14:56
May 6 2018 15:00 EDT BOS W 3-1 Final 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 18:10
May 4 2018 19:00 EDT at BOS W 4-3 F/OT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0.0 15:45
May 2 2018 19:00 EDT at BOS W 4-1 Final 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 1 66.7 20:27
Apr 30 2018 19:00 EDT BOS W 4-2 Final 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 0 33.3 17:30
Apr 28 2018 15:00 EDT BOS L 2-6 Final 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0.0 16:30
Apr 21 2018 15:00 EDT NJ W 3-1 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 2 0.0 16:33
Apr 18 2018 19:30 EDT at NJ W 3-1 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.0 14:03
Apr 16 2018 19:30 EDT at NJ L 2-5 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 16:07
Apr 14 2018 15:00 EDT NJ W 5-3 Final 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0.0 14:37
Apr 12 2018 19:00 EDT NJ W 5-2 Final 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 2 1 33.3 16:07

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2018-05-20 analysis He has a point in each of his last three games and four in five against the Caps. Palat's best postseason performance came in 2014-15 when he tallied 16 points in 26 games. He could improve on that total significantly if the Bolts move on to the Final. Tampa is up 3-1 over Washington right now and just a win away from vying for Lord Stanley.
2018-05-20 update Palat scored his sixth goal of the postseason in Saturday's 3-2 win over Washington.
2018-05-12 analysis It was a rather meaningless goal, but with the score, Palat continued his very strong postseason. He has five goals and nine points in 11 games this spring, which is pretty impressive considering he had just 35 points in 56 regular-season contests. Palat has scored four of those goals in the last five postseason games.
2018-05-12 update Palat tallied a late goal in a 4-2 loss to the Capitals on Friday. The Capitals lead the Eastern Conference finals, 1-0.
2018-05-10 analysis There has been no specific word on an injury, but it's clear that several Bolts are dealing with undisclosed injuries. Palat has eight points in 10 games this postseason and among the Bolts' most impressive forwards after a mediocre regular season.
2018-05-10 update Palat was back on the ice Thursday after a day off for maintenance.
2018-05-03 analysis Palat scored both his goals in the first 3:19 of the game, and his second tally stood up as the game winner. This is the second game in a row where he's notched two points. The 27-year-old had a down year, only managing 11 goals in an injury-shortened campaign, so the Lightning will be happy to see any scoring from him.
2018-05-03 update Palat tallied two goals on three shots in a 4-1 win over the Bruins in Wednesday's Game 3.
2018-05-01 analysis Tampa's second line combined for three goals and seven points on the night, helping Palat break a four-game scoring drought in the playoffs. The 27-year-old now has two goals and six points in seven postseason games, and he'll look to carry his momentum forward as the series shifts to Boston on Wednesday.
2018-05-01 update Palat scored a goal and an assist in Monday's 4-2 win over the Bruins in Game 2.
2018-04-13 analysis Palat opened the scoring exactly 15 minutes in and picked up assists on each of his team's next two goals en route to a 3-0 lead within the first two minutes of the second period. His 35 points and 56 appearances were both Palat's fewest since he became a full-time player in 2013-14, but a return to form in the playoffs would make an already league-best Lightning offense nearly unstoppable.
2018-04-13 update Palat finished with a goal and two assists -- including one on the power play -- in Thursday's 5-2 Game 1 win over the Devils.
2018-04-08 analysis Palat played in just 56 games due to injury, which was part of why his season was so disappointing, as he finished with just 35 points on the year. Unless Boston loses on Sunday, he's going to be seeing Toronto in the playoffs, which could be a high-scoring series given both teams' firepower, so he could have value if you're playing fantasy playoff hockey.
2018-04-08 update Palat scored to send Saturday's game to overtime, where his team fell 3-2 to Carolina.
2018-03-25 analysis Palat still has a few more games to hit double digits in goals, but he's a long way from the 18 he's averaged over the previous four seasons. Palat has seven points (two goals, five assists) in his last eight games, so perhaps he's waking up from his offensive slumber.
2018-03-25 update Palat scored his ninth goal of the season in Saturday's 2-1 loss to New Jersey.
2018-03-20 analysis It's been a long time coming for the Czech winger, as he's set for his first game in two months. Palat could make for an incredibly sneaky value play in daily settings upon his return, as he provided 30 points (eight goals, 22 assists) through 46 contests prior to sustaining the injury, plus he's taking 54.6 percent of his even-strength shifts in the offensive zone this campaign.
2018-03-20 update Palat (lower body) will play Tuesday night against the Maple Leafs.
2018-03-20 injury_note Palat (lower body) was sporting a regular jersey at Wednesday's practice session, <a href="https://twitter.com/BBurnsNHL/status/973952296429244416">Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site</a> reports.
2018-03-20 Injury Status IR
2018-03-20 Injury Text Lower Body
2018-03-20 Date Injured 2018-03-14
2018-03-20 Injured Yes No
2018-03-14 analysis Palat told reporters he was feeling good after practice, but didn't expect to be ready in time for Saturday's matchup with Boston. When the winger returns to action remains to be seen, although being cleared for contact is a step in the right direction. The Czech will need to be activated off injured reserve before he can get back into the lineup.
2018-03-14 update Palat (lower body) was sporting a regular jersey at Wednesday's practice session, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
2018-03-14 injury_note Lightning coach Jon Cooper is <a href="https://twitter.com/TBLightning/status/971059110883012609">still unsure</a> about the status of Palat, who is dealing with a lower-body injury. Palat (lower body) was sporting a regular jersey at Wednesday's practice session, <a href="https://twitter.com/BBurnsNHL/status/973952296429244416">Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site</a> reports.
2018-03-14 Date Injured 2018-03-06 2018-03-14
2018-03-06 analysis The winger, who remains on injured reserve, wore a non-contact jersey in the team's morning skate Tuesday. It's safe to deduce that he won't be out there for the evening's contest against the Panthers.
2018-03-06 update Lightning coach Jon Cooper is still unsure about the status of Palat, who is dealing with a lower-body injury.
2018-03-06 injury_note Palat (lower body) is listed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site. Lightning coach Jon Cooper is <a href="https://twitter.com/TBLightning/status/971059110883012609">still unsure</a> about the status of Palat, who is dealing with a lower-body injury.
2018-03-06 Date Injured 2018-01-30 2018-03-06
2018-01-30 analysis Palat is expected to be sidelined for 5-to-7 more weeks due to his lower-body injury, so this move was to be expected. Yanni Gourde will likely continue to skate in a top-six role until Palat is given the green light to return to game action.
2018-01-30 update Palat (lower body) is listed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.
2018-01-30 injury_note Palat <a href="https://twitter.com/TBLightning/status/955541580688982017">will miss 6-8 weeks</a> with a lower-body injury. Palat (lower body) is listed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.
2018-01-30 Injury Status Out IR
2018-01-30 Date Injured 2018-01-22 2018-01-30
2018-01-22 analysis Palat was already back in Tampa Bay to undergo additional testing, but coach Jon Cooper confirmed that the winger will not rejoin the team on its current road trip, which rules him out the next three games. If the winger can get healthy during the break, there is a chance he is ready to go when the club faces off with Winnipeg on Jan. 30. Michael Bournival will get a look in a bottom-six role duri This is a big blow for the Lightning. While the team has plenty of offensive depth, Palat still had his role. The 26-year-old was averaging 17:25 per game, including 2:15 on the power play. He had 30 points in 46 games, and had five in his final five contests before this injury. Veteran winger Chris Kunitz and rookie Yanni Gourde will both likely see bigger roles in Palat's wake.
2018-01-22 update Palat (undisclosed) will be unavailable until after the NHL All-Star Game, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports. Palat will miss 6-8 weeks with a lower-body injury.
2018-01-22 injury_note Palat (undisclosed) will be unavailable until after the NHL All-Star Game, <a href="https://twitter.com/BBurnsNHL/status/955505027824701440">Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site</a> reports. Palat <a href="https://twitter.com/TBLightning/status/955541580688982017">will miss 6-8 weeks</a> with a lower-body injury.
2018-01-22 Injury Text Undisclosed Lower Body
2018-01-22 analysis Palat was already back in Tampa Bay to undergo additional testing, but coach Jon Cooper confirmed that the winger will not rejoin the team on its current road trip, which rules him out the next three games. If the winger can get healthy during the break, there is a chance he is ready to go when the club faces off with Winnipeg on Jan. 30. Michael Bournival will get a look in a bottom-six role duri
2018-01-22 update Palat (undisclosed) will be unavailable until after the NHL All-Star Game, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
2018-01-22 injury_note Palat (undisclosed) left the team's current road trip for further testing, <a href="https://twitter.com/TBTimes_JSmith/status/955195249281916928">Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times</a> reports. Palat (undisclosed) will be unavailable until after the NHL All-Star Game, <a href="https://twitter.com/BBurnsNHL/status/955505027824701440">Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site</a> reports.
2018-01-22 Date Injured 2018-01-21 2018-01-22
2018-01-22 analysis The Lightning won't have another home game until Feb. 8, though it remains unclear if Palat will later rejoin the team on this current road trip. After more testing is complete, another update should be available. The Lightning won't have another home game until Feb. 8, though it remains unclear if Palat will later rejoin the team on this current road trip. Stay tuned for further updates once the team releases them.
2018-01-21 analysis The Lightning won't have another home game until Feb. 8, though it remains unclear if Palat will later rejoin the team on this current road trip. After more testing is complete, another update should be available.
2018-01-21 update Palat (undisclosed) left the team's current road trip for further testing, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
2018-01-21 injury_note Palat (undisclosed) left the team's current road trip for further testing, <a href="https://twitter.com/TBTimes_JSmith/status/955195249281916928">Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times</a> reports.
2018-01-21 Injury Status Out
2018-01-21 Injury Text Undisclosed
2018-01-21 Date Injured 2018-01-21
2018-01-21 Injured No Yes
2018-01-18 analysis The goal snapped a 21-game goal drought for the winger, although he did pick up 15 assists in that span. Palat's season seems quiet from an offensive perspective, but he's still on a mid-50s point pace. He's a stealth contributor on fantasy rosters.
2018-01-18 update Palat scored the Lightning's only goal in a 4-1 loss to the Golden Knights on Thursday night.
2018-01-07 analysis Palat has 13 assists in his last 19 games, but not a single goal. He's been stuck at seven since Nov. 25. Palat still has an outside shot at 50 points this season, but his production has been far quieter than his owners would like. Perhaps his current run (six assists in his last seven games) foreshadows a better fantasy future.
2018-01-07 update Palat notched two assists in Sunday's 5-2 win over Detroit.
2017-12-29 analysis Palat hadn't managed any power-play production in his previous nine games, so this was a welcome bonus for his owners. However, it may be his reunification with Tyler Johnson that helps his production the most. Those two formed two-thirds of the Triplet Line and have uncanny chemistry. And if Brayden Point can perform in the spot vacated by Nikita Kucherov, then Palat's overall value could start t
2017-12-29 update Palat delivered two assists, including one on the power play, in Thursday's 3-1 victory over Montreal.
2017-12-26 analysis That's consistent with his production from last season. Palat clearly benefited from playing on the Triplet Line a few seasons ago -- his early tallies of 59 and 63 points in 2013-14 and 2014-15, respectively, might never be replicated.
2017-12-26 update Palat is on pace for 50 points this season.
2017-11-18 analysis The enigmatic winger has five goals and 12 points in his first 20 games, which is more than fine but probably not what fantasy owners were hoping for after last season's 52 point campaign. There's room to improve and Palat is a key cog in Tampa Bay's vaunted top-six, so keep playing him as you normally would.
2017-11-18 update Palat registered a goal and an assist during Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Islanders.
2017-10-31 analysis The versatile winger also recorded a multi-point showing in the opening game of the season and is now up to a respectable four goals and five assists through 13 games. He's been bouncing around the middle-six lines for most of the season, but seems to have carved out an encouraging role alongside Brayden Point and Yanni Gourde. Palat projects to remain a steady offensive contributor who should als
2017-10-31 update Palat recorded a goal and an assist during Monday's 8-5 win over Florida.
2017-10-18 analysis Palat entered this contest on a four-game point drought, but put those struggles in the rear-view mirror by beating Devils goalie Cory Schneider with the extra man 12:21 into the first period. He also set a season-high in shots on goal while skating over 21 minutes for the second time this season.
2017-10-18 update Palat scored a power-play goal while launching a team-high five shots in 21:05 of ice time during Tuesday's 5-4 shootout loss to New Jersey.
2017-10-07 analysis He and Brayden Point are already showing fantastic chemistry -- the duo combined for five points Friday night. We had some concerns about Palat's production now that he's been shifted down the lineup, but so far, so good.
2017-10-07 update Palat scored two goals in Tampa's 5-3 win over Florida on Friday night.
2017-09-01 Salary Cap Hit $0.000M $5.300M
2017-09-01 Salary $0.000M $5.600M
2017-09-01 Pickable No Yes
2017-06-22 Active in League No Yes
2017-06-22 Franchise 2017 Unknown Unknown 2017 Tampa Bay Lightning