Tampa Bay Lightning Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Johnson (lower body) has effectively been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Sharks, with Lightning assistant coach Derek Lalonde adding he'd "be surprised" if the forward wasn't back after the (All-Star) break," Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Impact: The Bolts can afford to take all necessary precautions regarding Johnson since the team is the early favorite to win the Presidents' Trophy. By resting him Saturday, he'll have all the way until Jan. 30 to prepare for the subsequent contest. Look for Derek Martel or Mathieu Joseph to sub in against Team Teal on Saturday.
News: Johnson (lower body) is considered day-to-day, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Impact: The good news is Johnson likely won't miss extended time, but he should probably be considered questionable at best for Saturday's matchup with San Jose at this juncture. If Johnson's unable to go, Danick Martel or Mathieu Joseph will likely draw into the lineup against the Sharks.
News: Johnson (lower body) was a no-show for practice Friday, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Johnson's status for Saturday's home game against the Sharks remains up in the air. The team didn't disclose any details about the winger's condition during the latest practice, which suggests that he's still being evaluated.
News: Hedman recorded two points -- including a goal -- and finished with a team-high eight shots on goal in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Maple Leafs.
Impact: The towering Lightning blueliner also logged a season-high 6:21 of power-play ice time in the loss. Hedman is up to 31 points -- including 25 helpers -- and should continue to find the scoresheet most every night, provided the Swede is able to stay healthy. Up next is a Saturday date with San Jose, a team Hedman scored a goal against in the two teams' previous meeting back on Jan. 5.
News: Point scored a power-play goal and assisted at even strength in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Maple Leafs.
Impact: In the midst of a truly remarkable contract year, Point became the youngest Lightning player (22 years, 310 days old) to score 30 goals in a season, doing so in 48 games. His teammate, Steven Stamkos, accomplished the same feat in 2011-12. Point now has 62 points, and the Lightning will need to make multiple moves in the offseason to free up the cap space required to re-sign him. Point's 2018-19 cap hit is less than a million dollars.