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5 Jason Garrison D
Height/Weight: 6-2/220 | Birthdate: 11/13/1984 | Birthplace: White Rock, B.C., Canada | Team: Tampa Bay Lightning | College: Minnesota-Duluth | NHL Experience: 6 | Salary: $5,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 76/54 | Average Draft Position: 133.85
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3/1/2015

Jason Garrison, D, TB Bolts' Garrison: Six Assists In Last Seven Games

Jason Garrison

Bolts' Garrison: Six Assists In Last Seven Games

News: Jason Garrison's assist in Sunday's loss to Florida gives him six points -- all assists -- in his last seven games.
Analysis: He had 20 points in his previous 51 outings, so this is a bit like winning the lottery for his owners. Take advantage of this run, but don't expect this kind of windfall to last too much longer.

2/28/2015

Jason Garrison, D, TB Two Apples For Bolts' Garrison

Jason Garrison

Two Apples For Bolts' Garrison

News: Jason Garrison set up a pair of goals in Friday's 4-0 shutout of the visiting Blackhawks.
Analysis: The big d-man set up both of Steven Stamkos' tallies in this one, grabbing the primary assist on each. Jason Garrison has four points in the last four games and appears to be fully recovered from the lower-body injury that kept him out of two matches on Feb. 7 and 8.

2/10/2015

Jason Garrison, D, TB

Jason Garrison

Lightning's Garrison Likely Back Tuesday

News: Jason Garrison (lower body) will likely rejoin the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Predators, the Tampa Tribune reports.
Analysis: After missing a pair of games over the weekend, Jason Garrison took part in Tuesday's morning skate. There hasn't been any indication that his injury is serious, so a quick return to action would not be all that surprising.

2/8/2015

Jason Garrison, D, TB

Jason Garrison

Bolts' Garrison Out Sunday

News: Jason Garrison (lower body) won't play in Sunday's game against the Ducks, Bryan Burns of NHL.com reports.
Analysis: Jason Garrison was initially considered questionable for Sunday's game after missing Saturday due to the injury, but it appears the issue is serious enough to cost him multiple contests. His next chance to return will come Tuesday against the Predators; we'll monitor his practice stats for indications of his status.

2/7/2015

Jason Garrison, D, TB

Jason Garrison

Bolts' Garrison Doubtful To Play Next Two Games

News: Jason Garrison (lower body) will not play in Saturday's game against the Kings and is considered questionable to suit up Sunday against the Ducks, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Analysis: Coach Jon Cooper indicated that he didn't think Jason Garrison's absence would be "extremely long-term." In any event, his unavailability leaves the Bolts will just six healthy blueliners, which could prompt the team to call up an extra defenseman from AHL Syracuse in the interim. The Bolts will check in on Garrison's status Sunday morning, but since he wasn't able to skate Saturday, his chances of being ready to play don't appear promising.

2/6/2015

Jason Garrison, D, TB

Jason Garrison

Bolts' Garrison Considered Day-To-Day

News: Jason Garrison (lower body) is being labeled as day-to-day, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Analysis: Jason Garrison exited Thursday's win over the Stars early in the third period with the injury. It looks like he's only dealing with a short-term issue, but his availability for Saturday's game against the Kings might not be known until the morning of the match.

2/5/2015

Jason Garrison, D, TB

Jason Garrison

Stars' Garrison Done With Lower-Body Injury

News: Jason Garrison suffered a lower-body injury in the second period of Thursday's game against the Sars, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Analysis: Jason Garrison injured himself midway through the second period Thursday, and it will keep him out of the remainder of the game. He will finish with 10:16 of ice time, and should receive an updated status at some point prior to the team's next contest Saturday against the Kings.

1/30/2015

Jason Garrison, D, TB Bolts' Garrison Chips In With Assist

Jason Garrison

Bolts' Garrison Chips In With Assist

News: Jason Garrison contributed an assist in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Red Wings.
Analysis: He would finish the night with a plus-2 rating, adding five PIM and two hits. The 30-year-old has supplied only two points in 11 January contests.

1/2/2015

Jason Garrison, D, TB

Jason Garrison

Bolts' Garrison Will Play Friday

News: Jason Garrison (undisclosed) will be activated from IR to play Friday against the Penguins, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Analysis: Jason Garrison had been close to playing earlier this week after skating for a few days, and at this point, it appears he's finally put the injury behind him. The blueliner, who has 17 points and a plus-12 rating over 35 contests, missed just over a week with the injury.

1/1/2015

Jason Garrison, D, TB

Jason Garrison

Bolts Move Garrison (Undisclosed) To IR

News: Jason Garrison (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune.
Analysis: Jason Garrison had already been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Sabres, so the move to IR doesn't really have much of an impact. He's already missed over a week of action and will be eligible to return at any time, with his activation possibly coming over the weekend.

12/30/2014

Jason Garrison, D, TB

Jason Garrison

Bolts' Garrison Not Expected To Play Wednesday

News: Jason Garrison (undisclosed) isn't expected to play Wednesday versus the Sabres, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Analysis: Jason Garrison took to the ice during Tuesday's optional session, but coach Jon Cooper apparently still felt the defenseman was experiencing some limitations. Barring dramatic improvement with his condition during Wednesday's morning skate, Garrison will miss his fourth straight contest.

12/29/2014

Jason Garrison, D, TB

Jason Garrison

Lightning's Garrison Out Again Monday

News: Jason Garrison (undisclosed) will not play in Monday's game against the Maple Leafs, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Analysis: Jason Garrison will miss his third straight game Monday, and Mark Barberio will suit up once again. Garrison's health is supposedly improving, so it's possible he could return to action in Tampa Bay's next game Wednesday.

12/27/2014

Jason Garrison, D, TB

Jason Garrison

Bolts' Garrison Remains Out Saturday

News: Though he participated in the Lightning's morning skate, Jason Garrison (undisclosed) will remain unavailable for Saturday's game against the Hurricanes, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Analysis: Coach Jon Cooper said he was encouraged by the improvement Jason Garrison has shown over the last few days, but determined he wasn't quite ready to go just yet. His absence will allow Mark Barberio to retain a spot in the lineup for another game, but Garrison could be ready to go for the team's next match Monday versus the Maple Leafs.

12/27/2014

Jason Garrison, D, TB

Jason Garrison

Bolts' Garrison Participates In Morning Skate

News: Jason Garrison (undisclosed) was on the ice for the Bolts' morning session and appears on track to play Saturday versus the Hurricanes, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Analysis: Jason Garrison was held out of Tuesday's match against the Penguins with the injury, but the team never seemed to believe a long-term absence was in store for the blueliner. His presence on the ice Saturday morning indicates as much, and it looks like he'll be good to go after he took part in pairing work with Anton Stralman. Garrison has enjoyed a productive first season in Tampa Bay, as he's notched 17 points and a plus-12 rating over 35 contests.

12/23/2014

Jason Garrison, D, TB

Jason Garrison

Bolts' Garrison (Lower Body) Out Tuesday

News: Jason Garrison (lower body) will miss Tuesday's game against the Penguins but has a "decent" chance to return Saturday, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
Analysis: Jason Garrison was considered "highly doubtful" to return Tuesday, and he will indeed miss the contest. The NHL has a Christmas break coming up, which will allow Garrison three days to rest up and a chance to play in the team's next game Saturday against the Hurricanes. Andrej Sustr will likely draw into the lineup in his place Tuesday.

12/23/2014

Jason Garrison, D, TB

Jason Garrison

Bolts' Garrison Unlikely For Tuesday

News: Although Jason Garrison (undisclosed) said Monday that he's improving, coach Jon Cooper said he is "highly doubtful" to return Tuesday, the team's official website reports.
Analysis: With the NHL's Christmas break coming up after Tuesday's game, it seems likely that the Lightning will hold Jason Garrison out to let him heal up after he left Sunday's contest with the undisclosed ailment.

12/20/2014

Jason Garrison, D, TB

Jason Garrison

Lightning's Garrison Suffers Injury

News: Jason Garrison left Saturday's game against the Islanders with an undisclosed injury and will not return, the Tampa Tribune's Erik Erlendsson reports.
Analysis: The Lightning provided no details about the injury, so everybody is completely in the dark on this one until the team decides to release more information. The good news for Jason Garrison is that the schedule affords him some time to recover: Tampa Bay plays just one game between now and next Saturday.

11/15/2014

Jason Garrison, D, TB Bolts' Garrison: Two-Helper Night

Jason Garrison

Bolts' Garrison: Two-Helper Night

News: Jason Garrison picked up two assists in Saturday's win over the Islanders. The points are his first in four games.
Analysis: The gap isn't so bad -- the team is winning and that's all he'll care about. Fantasy owners, on the other hand, would prefer something else entirely. He's actually on pace for a career season, so slot him in -- a defender that delivers a mid-40s point year is a must-roll in most formats.

11/9/2014

Jason Garrison, D, TB

Jason Garrison

Bolts' Garrison Assists, Goes Plus-4 In Win

News: Jason Garrison assisted on one of the Bolts' seven goals and finished with a plus-4 rating in Saturday's victory over the Canucks.
Analysis: The move to Tampa has been kind for Jason Garrison, who has amassed two goals, six assists and a plus-7 rating over 14 contests. As a mainstay in the Bolts' top four defensemen and on their talented power-play units, where he's averaging 1:51 of ice time per contest, Garrison is probably worthy of a roster spot in just about any fantasy format.

11/1/2014

Jason Garrison, D, TB Bolts' Garrison Booms Winner

Jason Garrison

Bolts' Garrison Booms Winner

News: Jason Garrison scored the game-winning goal in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Capitals. He has a goal in each of his last two games and three points total in that span.
Analysis: We want to recommend him; we really, really do. And we soon will do just that ... that is, if he can show his scoring touch a little more. He owns a rocket of a shot, but until recently, he hasn't been using it. He is now.

10/30/2014

Jason Garrison, D, TB

Jason Garrison

Bolts' Garrison: Turning The Corner Offensively?

News: Jason Garrison picked up two power-play points -- a goal and an assist -- in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Flyers. It was his first goal of the season.
Analysis: He has five points in 11 games, but we had honestly expected more. This is a guy who potted 16 the last time he called the state of Florida home, but he has struggled with scoring consistency since then. Still, those five points have all come in the last seven games, so perhaps he's turning the corner. Watch for a trend.

10/22/2014

Jason Garrison, D, TB Bolts' Garrison Improves Assist Streak To Three

Jason Garrison

Bolts' Garrison Improves Assist Streak To Three

News: Jason Garrison picked up an assist in his third straight game Tuesday versus the Flames.
Analysis: The injury to Victor Hedman has resulted in increased opportunity for Jason Garrison, who has seen an uptick in ice time at both even strength and on the man advantage over the last three games. He's still in looking for his first goal, but with some expected improvement to come from last season's career-low 3.9 shooting percentage, Garrison shouldn't have to wait much longer.

10/18/2014

Jason Garrison, D, TB

Jason Garrison

Garrison Settling In Nicely With Bolts

News: Jason Garrison is settling in nicely in Tampa Bay and his coach Jon Cooper has been impressed with his play so far, reports the Tampa Tribune. "He's a heavy player down low, great defender and a great (penalty kill) guy," said Cooper. "He's savvy, he knows what to do with the puck and doesn't spend a lot of time in his D zone."
Analysis: Cooper was quick to add that he's trying to instill a bit more of a "defense-first mentality" to the entire team and acknowledged that Jason Garrison "has been exceptional at that." We'd honestly been hoping for him to slot onto the team's power play with a bit more consistency to exploit that massive shot. But the team is using Anton Stralman on the second unit and it looks like Garrison is going to be used as more of a shutdown and PK guy. His fantasy value clearly suffers in this role.

6/28/2014

Jason Garrison, D, TB

Jason Garrison

Canucks Trade Garrison To Lightning

News: The Canucks traded Jason Garrison and the rights to Jeff Costello to the Lightning on Friday in exchange for the 50th pick in Friday's draft.
Analysis: The Canucks acquired defenseman Luca Sbisa from the Ducks earlier in the day, so they decided to move Jason Garrison to save some money. Expect Garrison to slot into a top-six role with his new squad.

5/10/2014

Jason Garrison, D, TB

Jason Garrison

Canucks' Garrison Shining For Canada At Worlds

News: Jason Garrison recorded two assists in Team Canada's 4-1 win over Slovakia at the World Championships on Saturday.
Analysis: Through two preliminary round games, Jason Garrison has been stellar, leading Team Canada with three assists and a plus-3 rating. Garrison is averaging 23:07 of ice time per game, with Canucks teammate Kevin Bieksa being the only other player who has played more. Garrison will look for a strong performance at the Worlds to transition into the upcoming NHL season.