Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin scored a goal in his first NHL game since December 30th. Drouin, who was called up after captain Steven Stamkos went down this injury, is trying to prove himself as an everyday NHLer.
The Lightning and Drouin were at a crossroads, as he did not want to play in the AHL and was suspended without pay by GM Steve Yzerman.
Drouin failed to report to the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL earlier this season, leading to multiple trade rumours and speculation around the deadline.
Jonathan Drouin was not traded, and even though he wasn’t at the deadline, it doesn’t mean he won’t be in the future.
He came to his senses and came back, to play with Syracuse after the trade deadline.
The goal was scored in a 4-2 winning effort over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.
Drouin has two goals and six assists, for 8 points in 19 NHL games this season.