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Injured Lightning star Brayden Point out indefinitely

2021-11-22 01:36:47 GMT+00:00 – Tampa Bay Lightning star heart Brayden Point might be sidelined indefinitely with an upper-body harm, the crew introduced throughout Sunday evening’s sport in opposition to the Minnesota Wild.

Point was injured throughout Saturday’s 5-3 loss to the New Jersey Devils. He crashed exhausting into the wall within the third interval after being tripped and instantly grabbed close to his left shoulder and collarbone.

A penalty shot was given to the Lightning. Point took it and hit the crossbar earlier than ending out the sport.

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Point did not take part in warmups previous to Sunday’s sport in opposition to Minnesota and wasn’t within the lineup. Tampa Bay introduced within the first interval that Point might be sidelined indefinitely.

Point has seven objectives and 6 assists in 16 video games this season.

Point signed an eight-year, $76 million extension in July. The deal begins with the 2022-23 marketing campaign and retains Point beneath contract by the 2029-30 season.

The 25-year-old Point has been a key cog on Tampa Bay’s back-to-back Stanley Cup championship groups. He has 146 objectives and 177 assists (323 factors) in 367 video games over five-plus seasons with the Lightning.

Point’s playoff efficiency has been ever higher, as he scored probably the most postseason objectives — 14 each occasions — within the NHL in every of the previous two campaigns. Overall, Point has 36 objectives and 37 assists in 67 postseason video games.

(Field Level Media)

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Nov 20, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) skates with the puck as New Jersey Devils defenseman Dougie Hamilton (7) defends during the second period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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