Andrej Sustr

Randall Buschmann

2013-07-08

Andrej Sustr - Photo Courtesy of lightning.nhl.com

 

Andrej Sustr, D

Shoots: R

Height: 6-8

Weight: 228

Born: 1989-11-29

Hometown: Plzen, CZE

Drafted. Signed as Free Agent

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

October 2014 – Sustr will start the season in Tampa Bay after performing well in training camp. Barring injuries to other Lightning defensemen, don’t expect Sustr to spend the entire season with Tampa Bay. He’s still exempt from waivers and would benefit from playing 20+ minutes a night in the AHL, instead of being used in the limited role he’ll have in Tampa Bay this season. Randall Buschmann

 

February 2014 – Despite outplaying other Lightning defencemen, Sustr was sent to Syracuse last month so he could get more ice time. He posted seven points while receiving no power play time and averaging around 15 minutes per game with Tampa Bay. In his first game back with Syracuse, he was hurt and missed a couple weeks of action. Sustr scored a goal in his first game back from injury which marks his lone point through four games. Tampa Bay is rumored to be hunting for a defenseman to bolster their blue line. If another defenseman is acquired before the trade deadline, it’ll likely signal the last we’ll see of Sustr in the NHL this season (barring injuries of course). This wouldn’t be a bad thing though, as it’ll allow Sustr to play top pairing minutes and further develop his game both physically and mentally in Syracuse. Expect Sustr to challenge for a full-time roster spot this fall with a good chance he makes the team. Randall Buschmann

 

 

November 2013 – Sustr has suited up for 18 of Tampa Bay’s 25 games thus far, contributing no goals and six assists. He’s averaging just over 16 minutes per game while receiving no power play time. There have been a few instances where Sustr has demonstrated the ability to join the rush, but he is generally raw in the offensive side of the game. To date, the feedback on Sustr’s play could best be described as “above expectations”. He appears to be quickly earning an extended stay in Tampa Bay. Randall Buschmann

 

October 2013 – Sustr continues to earn high praise from Lightning management and has earned a spot on Tampa