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Lightning's Tyler Motte: Modest production for checker
Motte has one goal and one assist in his last five games.
Mottee has also eight hits and seven shots in that span in a bottom-six role. He's a high-energy, speedy checking forward who makes life miserable for opponents but doesn't hit the scoresheet a lot (three goals, two assists; 34 games).... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Tyler Motte: Scores goal versus Oilers
Motte scored a goal on one shot against Edmonton on Thursday.
Motte found the back of the net for the first time this season -- he's managed a mere 23 shots over that stretch. Slotting into a fourth-line role, the Michigan native will be hard-pressed to offer much in the way of fantasy value moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Tyler Motte: Removed from IR
Motte (upper body) was activated from injured reserve Monday, per the NHL media site.
Motte will be available to return to the lineup Monday against Toronto after missing the past 10 contests. He had two hits and one blocked shot in 7:55 of ice time against Nashville on Oct. 10 prior to getting injured. If he plays Monday, Austin Watson could be the odd man out.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Tyler Motte: Nearing return to action
Motte (upper body) is expected to play during the Lightning's upcoming four-game road trip but won't be an option against Columbus on Thursday, Chris Krenn of the Lightning's official site reports.
Motte appears to be making progress in his recovery after having previously been more of a long shot to play during the upcoming road trip. Even once cleared to play, Motte probably shouldn't be expected to be a consistent offensive producer considering he has never reached the 20-point threshold in his NHL career. To take Motte off injured reserve, Tampa Bay will have to make a corresponding roster move, likely sending Waltteri Merela to the minors as he is exempt from passing through waivers.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Tyler Motte: Long shot for road trip
Motte (upper body) hasn't been ruled out for the Lightning's upcoming four-game road trip but faces an uphill battle. Coach Jon Cooper told reporters Friday, "The best case scenario is he plays on the road trip but that would be the best case scenario," Gabby Shirley of Bally Sports Florida reports.
Motte appears to be trending in the right direction, though he is still working his way into game fitness. Even once given the all-clear, the 28-year-old forward is unlikely to offer much in the way of fantasy value considering he has never reached the 20-point threshold in his eight-year NHL career.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Tyler Motte: Out indefinitely
Motte (upper body) will be sidelined indefinitely, Gabby Shirley of Bally Sports Florida reports.
Motte suffered the injury during the Lightning's season opener Tuesday. The Lightning are calling it an upper-body injury, though at the time of the injury it seemed that he took a puck off his hand. Motte is a bottom-six forward when active. He had eight goals and 19 points in 62 games last season, split between the Rangers and Senators.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Tyler Motte: Lands on injured reserve
Motte (hand) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, per the NHL media site.
Motte was originally designated as day-to-day but it seems the 28-year-old forward is dealing with a more significant injury. At a minimum, Motte will be unavailable for the team's next two contests. In a corresponding roster move, Alex Barre-Boulet was elevated from the minors.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Tyler Motte: Is day-to-day
Motte (hand) is regarded as day-to-day, Lightning assistant coach Jeff Blashill told Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com on Wednesday.
Motte was injured during the second period of Tuesday's 5-3 victory over Nashville. He had two hits and a blocked shot in 7:55 of ice time in the contest. Tampa Bay is awaiting further information about Motte's injury, so his status might change in the coming days.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Tyler Motte: Exits season opener
Motte (hand) sustained an injury in the second period of Tuesday's season opener versus the Predators, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports.
Head coach Jon Cooper said the Lightning will know more about Motte's injury Wednesday. The forward appeared to be struck in the hand by a puck during the second period, per Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times. With the Lightning being off until Saturday's game versus the Red Wings, Motte may have some extra time to shake off the injury. If he can't play, Austin Watson would likely take on a middle-six role.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Tyler Motte: Signs one-year contract
Motte signed a one-year, $800,000 contract with the Lightning on Saturday, Chris Johnston of TSN reports.
The Lightning made the move as Josh Archibald decided he didn't want to play hockey anymore. Motte spent the 2022-23 season split between the Rangers and Senators, picking up eight goals, 11 assists and 118 hits in 62 games. He should see bottom-six minutes with the Lightning.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Tyler Motte: Pots pair in win
Motte scored two goals on seven shots in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Lightning.
Motte provided the Rangers' third goal in the first 10:21, surprising Andrei Vasilevskiy with a shot from the boards. He beat Vasilevskiy again in the second, restoring a two-goal lead just 15 seconds after the Lightning had cut it to 3-2. The industrious winger continued peppering the net with pucks in hopes of completing the hat trick, but he ultimately had to settle for his first two-goal game since Jan. 27, 2021. After potting only three goals in 38 games with Ottawa to begin the season, Motte has racked up five goals in 20 games since being reacquired by the Rangers.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Tyler Motte: Scores again Tuesday
Motte scored a goal on two shots in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Carolina.
Motte opened the scoring late in the third period, burying a net-front feed from Barclay Goodrow. Motte has scored in back-to-back games and three times in his last four contests. The 28-year-old forward has three goals and five points through 13 games with the Rangers and 14 points overall in 51 games between New York and Ottawa.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Tyler Motte: Scores Sunday
Motte tallied a goal on four shots in Sunday's 7-0 blowout over the Predators.
Motte extended New York's lead to 3-0 in the first period, one-timing a feed from Jacob Trouba into the back of the net. The 28-year-old Motte has played well since he was reacquired by the Rangers at the trade deadline, tallying two goals and two assists in 12 games while filling a bottom-six role. Overall, Motte is up to 13 points (five goals, eight assists) in 50 games between Ottawa and New York.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Tyler Motte: Good to play Saturday
Motte (upper body) is expected to draw into the lineup Saturday versus Buffalo, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
Motte was considered to be a game-time decision after missing the Rangers' previous two contests. He has three goals and 10 points in 44 outings this season. Motte is projected to play alongside Jimmy Vesey and Barclay Goodrow in his return.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Tyler Motte: Game-time decision Saturday
Motte (upper body) is regarded as a game-time decision for Saturday's contest against Buffalo.
Motte has missed the Rangers' past two games. He has three goals and 10 points in 44 contests this season. If Motte plays Saturday, it will likely be as a bottom-six forward.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Tyler Motte: Not playing Thursday
Motte (upper body) will not play Thursday in Montreal, Mollie Walker of the New York Post reports.
Motte was injured a week ago against Ottawa but has only missed one game, as the Rangers have been on a small break. Motte has three goals and 10 points in 44 games this season split between the Rangers and Senators.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Tyler Motte: Will not play Saturday
Motte (upper body) will not play Saturday versus Boston, Mollie Walker of the New York Post reports.
Motte was injured Thursday versus Ottawa, the team he was traded from Feb. 19. The 27-year-old has one assist in six games with the Rangers after picking up three goals and nine points in 38 games with the Senators before the deal.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Tyler Motte: Exits game with upper-body injury
Motte left Thursday's game against Ottawa and isn't expected to return because of an upper-body injury, according to Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today.
Motte, who was acquired by the Rangers from Ottawa on Sunday, logged just 2:50 of ice time before exiting the contest. He entered Thursday's action with three goals and 10 points in 43 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Tyler Motte: Sitting Sunday
Motte won't play Sunday against the Blues in anticipation of a trade, per Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun.
It was reported earlier that Motte would likely be dealt, and a move could now be imminent, as the 27-year-old winger will sit Sunday. Motte figures to garner a fair amount of interest from contenders looking to bolster their bottom six or penalty killing units. He has three goals and six assists through 38 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Tyler Motte: Dealt to Rangers
Motte was traded to the Rangers from the Senators on Sunday for Julien Gauthier and a conditional seventh-round pick.
Motte will return to New York, with the Rangers making a deadline move for the winger in a second straight season. The 27-year-old Motte had three goals and six assists in 38 games with Ottawa this season. He figures to bolster the Rangers' fourth line and penalty kill.... See More ... See Less
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|Birthplace: St. Clair, MI