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Top Cal Foote News

  • Devils' Cal Foote: Inks two-way deal

    Foote signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Devils on Wednesday.

    Foote had two goals, seven points, 63 PIM, 52 blocks and 58 hits in 50 contests between Tampa Bay and Nashville last season. The 24-year-old was an unrestricted free agent after the Predators declined to extend him a qualifying offer. Foote will have an opportunity to compete for a spot on the Devils' Opening Night roster as the team's sixth or seventh defenseman.

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  • Cal Foote: Doesn't get qualifying offer

    Foote wasn't given a qualifying offer by Nashville, so he will become an unrestricted free agent Saturday, per John Glennon of

    Foote had two goals, seven points, 58 hits and 52 blocks in 50 contests between Tampa Bay and Nashville last season. The Predators acquired Foote from the Lightning on Feb. 26 as part of the Tanner Jeannot trade.

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  • Predators' Cal Foote: Breaks up shutout bid

    Foote scored a goal on two shots and blocked three shots in Monday's 5-1 loss to the Stars.

    Foote ended an eight-game point drought with his tally at 15:10 of the third period. The 24-year-old defenseman has found steady playing time with the Predators, but it hasn't led to more offense. He's picked up three points through 18 games with Nashville, matching his output from 26 contests with the Lightning to begin the year. Foote has added 38 shots on net, 52 hits, 42 blocked shots, 61 PIM and a plus-5 rating across his 44 appearances this season.

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  • Predators' Cal Foote: Grabs first point with Nashville

    Foote picked up an assist in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Red Wings.

    Foote set up Thomas Novak's goal in the third period, firing a shot that the center was able to deflect past Ville Husso. It's Foote's first point in seven games since he was acquired from Tampa Bay at the trade deadline. The 24-year-old defenseman now has four points (a goal and three assists) in 33 games overall this season. While Foote has a clearer path towards playing time in Nashville, he's not likely to offer much offensive production.

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  • Predators' Cal Foote: Sent to Predators

    Nashville acquired Foote and five draft picks, including a 2025 first, from Tampa Bay in exchange for Tanner Jeannot on Sunday.

    Foote has regularly been a healthy scratch this season, scoring just three points in 26 games. A first-round pick in 2017, the 24-year-old should see more consistent playing time in Nashville's bottom four.

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  • Lightning's Cal Foote: Eighth healthy scratch in last 10

    Foote has been a healthy scratch eight times in the Lightning's last 10 games, including the last three.

    Foote and Haydn Fleury remain on the outside looking in more often than not, but they do play for one of the best teams in the league. And one with a strong top four or five guys. They've both been passed by first-year defender Nick Perbix. Foote is still just 24 and there's still time for him to grow into a more consistent bottom-pair defenseman. But even then, his fantasy contributions will likely be limited to hits and blocks.

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  • Lightning's Cal Foote: Healthy scratch again

    Foote was a healthy scratch Thursday against Columbus.

    Since his return from the IR in November, Foote has dressed in five of the Bolts' last 10 games and cycled through the team's bottom pair. The 24-year-old is averaging 14:47 in 15 games played and has one goal, two assists, 24 hits and 12 blocked shots.

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  • Lightning's Cal Foote: Off injured reserve

    Foote (upper body) has been taken off injured reserve, according to Erik Erlendsson of

    Foote could return to the lineup Friday. He has missed the last five games and seven of the last eight. Foote has a goal in 10 games this season.

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  • Lightning's Cal Foote: Part of Lightning moves

    Foote (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Erik Erlendsson of reports.

    With Foote (upper body) going on injured reserve, Zach Bogosian (shoulder) could be in line to make his season debut Saturday at the Predators. Bogosian, the 2008 No. 3 overall draft pick, has appeared in 737 career games. Foote has one goal in 10 games this season.

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  • Lightning's Cal Foote: Wearing non-contact jersey Thursday

    Foote (upper body) was practicing Thursday in a non-contact jersey, Erik Erlendsson of reports.

    Foote has been out of action since he took a high hit, courtesy of Nicolas Aube-Kubel on Friday, a misdeed that got Aube-Kubel a three-game suspension. Foote has missed the last two games and likely won't play against Calgary on Thursday. He has a goal in 10 games this season.

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  • Lightning's Cal Foote: Won't play vs. Stars

    Foote (upper body) won't be in the lineup Tuesday against Dallas, Erik Erlendsson of reports.

    It will be Foote's second straight game on the sidelines. The good news is that coach Jon Cooper thinks Foote might be ready to return no longer than Saturday's contest versus Nashville. He has a goal, 12 hits and eight blocks in 23 games this season.

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  • Lightning's Cal Foote: In doubt against Dallas

    Foote (upper body) is questionable to face the Stars on Tuesday after missing practice Monday, Erik Erlendsson of reports.

    Foote managed just 5:02 of ice time against the Capitals on Friday before being forced to exit due to his upper-body issue. The 23-year-old defender has just one point in 10 contests this year and shouldn't be expected to offer much in the way of fantasy value even once cleared to return.

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  • Lightning's Cal Foote: Ruled out for Sunday

    Foote (upper body) won't play Sunday versus Washington, Chris Krenn of the Lightning's official site reports.

    Foote was injured after taking a high hit from Capitals forward Nicolas Aube-Kubel on Friday. Aube-Kubel received a three-game suspension Saturday for an illegal hit to the head. Foote is listed as day-to-day. Erik Cernak (undisclosed) will also sit out Sunday, so the Lightning will insert Philippe Myers and Haydn Fleury into the lineup.

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  • Lightning's Cal Foote: Exits Friday's game

    Foote (undisclosed) will not return to Friday's game against Washington, Gabby Shirley of Bally Sports Florida reports.

    Foote took a brutal open-ice hit from Nicolas Aube-Kubel and immediately left for the locker room. The 23-year-old recorded one hit and a shot on goal in 5:02 of ice time before suffering the injury. An update on his status should be available before Sunday's rematch with the Capitals.

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  • Lightning's Cal Foote: Three scratches in last eight games

    Foote was a healthy scratch Saturday in 5-3 win over Buffalo.

    He has been a healthy scratch three games out of the Bolts' last eight. Foote has not contributed points since he put in a goal in the second game of the season. And he has just 11 hits and eight blocks in nine games. Foote's fantasy value will continue to be limited while in a 6-7 defense role.

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  • Lightning's Cal Foote: Registers rare point

    Foote scored a goal as the Lightning cruised to a 5-2 victory over the Blue Jackets on Friday.

    Foote, who produced just nine points (two goals) in 56 appearances last season, scored Friday to give the Lightning a 4-2 lead at 7:45 of the second period. The 23-year-old defenseman, competing in his third NHL season, seeks to add more offense to his game. The 2017 first-round draft pick compiled just 12 points (three goals) during his first 92 matches.

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  • Lightning's Cal Foote: Moves up the lineup

    Foote has been paired with Victor Hedman on Tampa Bay's top pairing in training camp.

    That's a big jump for Foote, who mostly toiled on the Bolts' third pairing for 56 games in 2021-22 (two goals, seven assists). The 6-foot-4 defender did show an offensive touch in junior and has managed a 31-point season in the AHL. But Foote profiles as a sturdy, defensive puck mover who will be more valuable on the ice than in the fantasy arena.

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  • Lightning's Cal Foote: Registers assist

    Foote notched an assist in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Maple Leafs in Game 4.

    Foote snapped a six-game point drought with the helper. The 23-year-old defenseman didn't see any postseason action last year, but he's been a regular in the lineup so far with Jan Rutta often sitting as a scratch. Foote's seen limited usage on the third pairing, logging one assist, three shots on net, 11 hits and four blocked shots through four playoff appearances.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 227 lbs
Birthplace: Denver, CO
Age: 24
Experience: 3
Shoots: Right