Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 5:50pm


The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired winger Jean-Francois Jacques from the Florida Panthers for future considerations.

What does it give the Tampa Bay Lightning
Jacques adds more physicality to the Lightning organization, though probably at the AHL level for the most part. With fellow tough guy {P Pierre-Cedric Labrie} graduated to the big club, Jacques will likely take over enforcer duties with the Syracuse Crunch.

What does it give the Florida Panthers
The Panthers and Lightning rarely make deals with each other, but Florida did Jacques a favor by sending him to Tampa Bay's organization. The Panthers are set with veteran enforcer {P George Parros} for a while, so Jacques wasn't needed in South Florida.

Fantasy impact
Don't look for a lot of fantasy value here. When Jacques is in the NHL, he produces good penalty-minute totals. However, it's not enough to be on anyone's fantasy radar.

Player focus

Tampa Bay Lightning

Jean-Francois Jacques LW

Florida Panthers

future considerations