Erik Cernak Stats
- Height / Weight
- 76 / 224 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/28/1997 (25)
Erik Cernak Last 10 Games
Erik Cernak News
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak (undisclosed) won't be available for a third consecutive game Thursday versus Calgary. The 25-year-old has been dealing with an undisclosed issue since the start of the week and it's currently unclear when Cernak will be able to play again. Tampa's blue line is also without Cal Foote (upper body), who will be missing a third straight game as well. The injured have allowed Haydn Fleury and Philippe Myers to enter the lineup, while Ian Cole has replaced Cernak as Victor Hedman's partner on the first defensive pairing. The veteran has been playing a solid defensive game, and he's even helped out at the offensive end, notching three points in the past three games.
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup Sunday versus Washington. He was hurt while blocking a shot Friday night when these teams also faced each other. In Cernak, Tampa loses a player that has registered a team-high 40 hits this season. Cernak has also tallied 33 blocks in 2022-23, which is second to only Mikhail Sergachev on the team. Offensively, the 25-year-old has contributed with only one assist. The numbers show that Cernak is going to be a big miss on the defensive side of the game. With Cal Foote (upper body) also set to sit out Sunday, head coach Jon Cooper is forced to draft in two new defensemen. Haydn Fleury and Philippe Myers will join the action.
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak (upper body) was unable to play Saturday against the Islanders, but head coach Jon Cooper expects him to be available for the next game. Tampa starts next week's schedule against the Kings on Tuesday. Cernak has yet to contribute anything on the offensive front this season, but he's kept himself busy in other areas and shares the team lead in hits with Ross Colton. He's added seven blocks to 14 hits in five games.
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak (lower body) looks ready to play in Friday's Game 5 against the Avalanche despite exiting Wednesday's loss with an apparent leg injury. He was forced to limp off the ice after blocking a shot in the second period and ended up logging only 7:37 in the game. Cernak is a shutdown defenseman who has tallied 45 blocks and 75 hits during the team's postseason run this year. The Lightning gave up 11 goals in two games in Denver at the start of the series, so having Cernak available should be a nice little boost for the team on Friday.