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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
39-7-5 83
31-13-8 70
32-15-1 65
26-20-4 56
24-22-6 54
24-23-3 51
21-19-8 50
20-27-4 44

2022 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 2 5 -1 10:12 4

Top Rudolfs Balcers News

  • Lightning's Rudolfs Balcers: Hits waivers

    Balcers (upper body) was placed on waivers Sunday, per CapFriendly.

    Balcers was brought up from his AHL conditioning loan Sunday. He had two assists in six outings with Syracuse. Balcers hasn't played for the Lightning since Nov. 25 and could be on his way back to the minors if he clears.

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  • Lightning's Rudolfs Balcers: Back from conditioning loan

    Balcers (upper body) was recalled from his AHL conditioning loan with Syracuse on Sunday, per the AHL transaction page.

    Balcers registered two assists in six appearances with the Crunch during his conditioning stint. He hasn't played for Tampa Bay since Nov. 25 and currently remains on long-term injured reserve. Balcers has chipped five points in 17 games with the Lightning and Panthers this season.

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  • Lightning's Rudolfs Balcers: Sent down for conditioning

    Balcers (upper body) was assigned to AHL Syracuse for conditioning Sunday.

    Balcers has missed the last 21 games after suffering an injury against the Blues on Nov. 25. The 25-year-old will see some game action at the AHL level before returning to Tampa Bay's lineup.

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  • Lightning's Rudolfs Balcers: Nearing return to action

    Balcers (upper body) could be back in action within the Bolts' next few games after coach Jon Cooper told reporters Monday, "There was a little bit of battling going on so we'll see how he's feeling but I would anticipate him ready to play in games for sure within the next week," Gabby Shirley of Bally Sports Florida reports.

    Balcers has been sidelined since Nov. 25 versus the Blues due to his upper-body injury but appears to be trending in the right direction. Once given the all-clear, the winger should retake his place in a bottom-six role.

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  • Lightning's Rudolfs Balcers: Moved to LTIR

    Balcers (upper body) was moved to the long-term injured reserve list Saturday, according to CapFriendly

    Balcers sustained the injury Nov. 25. He was already on the regular injured reserve list, but this move gives Tampa Bay more cap flexibility. It also means that Balcers isn't eligible to return until Dec. 20 at the earliest because he can't be activated until he's missed at least 10 games, including the three contests he's already been absent for. The 25-year-old has three goals and five points in 17 games this season.

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  • Lightning's Rudolfs Balcers: Lands on IR

    Balcers (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Sunday, per CapFriendly.

    Balcers was injured Friday against the Blues and it was already announced that he was expected to miss at least three games. He could return as early as Saturday against the Maple Leafs but his exact timeline is still unclear.

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  • Lightning's Rudolfs Balcers: Expected to miss time

    Balcers (upper body) is not expected to play during the Lightning's upcoming road trip, Gabby Shirley of Bally Sports Florida reports.

    Tampa Bay begins a three-game road trip Monday in Buffalo and won't play at home again until Dec. 3. Balcers was injured during the first period of Friday's win over St. Louis. The 25-year-old has one goal in three appearances since joining the Lightning.

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  • Lightning's Rudolfs Balcers: Sustains upper-body injury

    Balcers won't return to Friday's game against St. Louis after suffering an upper-body injury.

    Balcers logged just 0:23 of ice time before exiting the game. Entering Friday's contest, he had three goals and five points in 16 games this season with Tampa Bay and Florida. The Lightning claimed Balcers off waivers from Florida on Nov. 12. He typically serves as a fourth-line forward when he's in the lineup.

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  • Lightning's Rudolfs Balcers: Settles in with new club

    Balcers scored a third-period goal during Monday's 5-3 loss to the visiting Bruins.

    Balcers, who was claimed off waivers Nov. 12, scored his first goal in two appearances with the Lightning on Monday. The 25-year-old left winger recorded his second point since Oct. 21, dating back to his time with the Panthers. Balcers' marker Monday developed from Patrick Maroon causing a turnover, just 11 seconds after David Pastrnak's power-play tally gave the Bruins a 5-1, third-period lead.

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  • Panthers' Rudolfs Balcers: Placed on waivers Friday

    Balcers has been placed on waivers, according to Panthers reporter Katie Engleson,

    Balcers is the odd-man out as the Panthers needed salary cap space to activate defenseman Aaron Ekblad (lower body). Should he pass through waivers, Balcers will presumably be sent to the AHL. He has two goals and four points through 14 top-level appearances this season.

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  • Lightning's Rudolfs Balcers: Tampa Bay bound

    Balcers was claimed off waivers from Florida on Saturday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

    Balcers was the odd-man out with the Panthers after Florida needed salary cap space to activate defenseman Aaron Ekblad (lower body). He should be a bottom-six forward with the Lightning. Balcers had two goals and four points in 14 games with the Panthers.

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  • Panthers' Rudolfs Balcers: Notches go-ahead goal

    Balcers scored a goal Friday, but the Panthers fell to the Lightning 3-2 in overtime.

    Balcers, who is attempting to earn the trust of the Panthers' coaching staff, connected on a game-tying goal Friday. That's one way to get noticed. The tally was Balcers' second of the season. Both have developed over the past two games. The 25-year-old left winger twice connected during back-to-back games (April 17-19 and Feb. 1-Jan. 30) last season with the Sharks.

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  • Panthers' Rudolfs Balcers: Scores key tally

    Balcers on Wednesday scored a goal as the Panthers edged the Flyers 4-3.

    Balcers, who connected on a career-best 11 goals in 61 games for the Sharks last season, is seeking a bigger, on-ice role. The 25-year-old left winger recorded his first point of the season during his previous outing against the Bruins on Monday. Balcers' third-period tally Wednesday gave the Panthers a 3-2 lead. It was his first tally with his new organization.

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  • Panthers' Rudolfs Balcers: Snags one-year pact

    Balcers penned a one-year contract with the Panthers on Thursday.

    Balcers set new career bests with the Sharks last season in games (61), goals (11) and assists (12) while averaging 15:02 of ice time. Finding minutes with a deep Panthers squad may not be quite as easy but if he can be an 82-game player for his new club, Balcers could certainly post back-to-back 20-point campaigns for the first time in his career.

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  • Rudolfs Balcers: Set for buyout

    Balcers was designated for waivers by the Sharks on Tuesday in order for the team to buy out his contract, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.

    Balcers set new personal bests across the board this season, including games played (61), goals (11) and assists (12). Despite his solid production, it seems the Sharks don't want to pay him $1.55 million this year, which seems a solid bargain based on his production. As such, Balcers shouldn't have to wait long to find a willing contract partner and could even be in line for a slight pay bump.

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  • Sharks' Rudolfs Balcers: Stays warm with helper

    Balcers provided an assist in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Blues.

    Balcers set up Noah Gregor's first-period tally. In his last five games, Balcers has racked up three goals, two assists, nine shots on net and eight hits from a third-line role. The Latvian forward has 23 points, 94 shots, 106 hits and a minus-1 rating in 56 contests overall while often playing in the middle six for much of the campaign.

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  • Sharks' Rudolfs Balcers: Pots goal in win

    Balcers scored a goal on two shots and added five hits in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Blue Jackets.

    Balcers converted on a setup from Thomas Bordeleau at 8:45 of the first period. With three goals and a helper in his last four games, Balcers is showing some promise in a third-line role. The 25-year-old forward is up to 11 goals, 22 points, 93 shots on net, 106 hits and a minus-1 rating in 55 contests overall.

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  • Sharks' Rudolfs Balcers: Goal and assist in OT loss

    Balcers scored a goal and added an assist in Sunday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Wild.

    Balcers reached the 10-goal mark with his first-period tally, and he also helped out on a Noah Gregor goal in the second. Those two forwards combined with rookie Thomas Bordeleau on the third line, which was arguably the most effective line for the Sharks in this contest. Balcers is up to 21 points, 91 shots on net, 101 hits and a minus-2 rating through 54 outings this season.

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  • Sharks' Rudolfs Balcers: Deposits empty-netter

    Balcers scored an empty-net goal on three shots, added two hits and went plus-2 in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Coyotes.

    The Sharks surged ahead late in the third period, and Balcers added some insurance with 50 seconds left in the game. The 24-year-old has scored in each of the last two contests, and he's up to eight tallies this season. He's added 10 assists, 69 shots on net, 80 hits and a minus-1 rating through 41 outings -- his 18 points are a new career high in his fourth NHL campaign.

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  • Sharks' Rudolfs Balcers: Tallies in loss

    Balcers scored a goal on three shots and added two hits in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Avalanche.

    Balcers helped the Sharks' comeback attempt with a third-period marker. The 24-year-old has struggled to get back up to speed after missing four games with an upper-body injury -- he's logged just two points in his last seven outings. The Latvian winger is up to seven goals, 17 points, 66 shots on net, 78 hits and a minus-3 rating in 40 appearances. He's matched his scoring output from 41 contests last season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 180 lbs
Birthplace: Liepaja, Latvia
Age: 25
Experience: 4
Shoots: Left