Brayden Point injury update: Latest news on Lightning forward's status for Game 1 vs. Panthers

Brayden Point injury update: Latest news on Lightning forward's status for Game 1 vs. Panthers

Lightning forward Brayden Point left Game 7 of Tampa Bay’s first-round series against the Maple Leafs with an apparent right leg injury. 

Point attempted to stop a puck along the boards in the first period and as he turned, it appeared his right leg gave out. He laid down for a few seconds, clutching his right hip before hobbling off the ice. He immediately headed down the tunnel to the locker room. 

He returned for the second period and tried to play a shift, but it was clear he was still in pain. 

If Point is out, that is a huge loss for the Lightning who now turn their action to a second-round series with the Florida Panthers after getting past Toronto in Game 7.

Point was a major factor in the Lightning’s Stanley Cup wins in 2020 and 2021. He had 14 goals in each of the two postseasons, leading the team both times. 

Here’s the latest on Brayden Point’s availability.

What is Brayden Point’s injury?

The exact injury is not known. It does seem as though it is with his right leg, perhaps near the thigh area. 

It does not look like there was any contact from Maple Leafs’ defenseman Mark Giordano, who was the closest player to Point on the play. 

What is Brayden Point’s injury status?

On Monday, Lightning head coach Jon Cooper said that Point is doubtful for Game 1 of Tampa Bay’s second-round series against the Florida Panthers.

Cooper did follow up to say that Point is considered day-to-day.

Given his body language and reaction from teammates on the bench in Game 7, it’s hard to believe Point will be returning to the lineup any time soon. 

Panthers vs. Lightning schedule, TV channels

Date Site Time (ET) TV
Tue., May 17 at Florida 7 p.m. TNT, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports
Thu., May 19 at Florida 7 p.m. TNT, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports
Sun., May 22 at Tampa Bay 1:30 p.m. TNT, Sportsnet, TVA Sports
Mon., May 23 at Tampa Bay 7 p.m. TNT, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports
*Wed., May 25 at Florida TBD TBD
*Fri., May 27 at Tampa Bay TBD TBD
*Sun., May 29 at Florida TBD TBD

*If necessary

Panthers vs. Lightning odds

Panthers: -149

Lightning: +121

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