Sustr will miss his second straight game with an undisclosed injury, which means that the Lighting will go with six defensemen, which is normal for most teams, but the Lightning tend to roll with seven defenseman more often than not. Sustr is day-to-day.
Sustr missed the last six games of the regular season, but will be available for game 1 versus Detroit. Sustr, who is a giant at 6-foot-8, will be paired with Victor Hedman, who stands in at 6-foot-6. The two towers will likely play a ton of minutes against Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg. Sustr had no goals, but 13 assists in 72 games with the Lightning this season.
Sustr missed the final six games of the regular season but was in practice on Monday and he is hopeful that he will return to the lineup in Game 1. He skated as an extra this morning, which is not a good sign, but he has two more days to get ready.
Sustr will miss 1-2 weeks with an upper-body injury.
Sustr will miss at least one week with an upper-body injury and could be out until the playoffs. There is no word when Sustr suffered the injury, but Luke Witkowski has been recalled from Syracuse (AHL) and will play tonight.
Cooper said he may go with 7 D, hinted that Sustr may be the 7th but we'll see.
Sustr is 22-year-old Czech defenseman that is 6-foot-8 and 225 pounds. He scored 25 points in 39 games at the University of Nebraska-Omaha this year. He recently signed a two-year deal with the Lightning and could make his NHL debut tonight.
College free agent Andrej Sustr has signed a two year entry level deal with Tampa Bay.
Sustr is more known for his size than his scoring ability but he may round into form and become a Chara-like player many years down the road. Sustr doesn't project to have any fantasy relevance this season.