The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired forward Michael Eyssimont from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for forward Vladislav Namestnikov, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today. The Lightning will retain 50 percent of Namestnikov’s salary as part of the trade acquisition.

Eyssimont, 26, has skated in 39 games between San Jose and Winnipeg this season, posting four goals and 13 points. The 6-foot, 180-pound forward began the season with the Jets, where he scored a goal and notched five points in 19 games. Eyssimont was claimed off waivers by San Jose on January 6 and posted three goals and eight points in 20 games with the Sharks.

Eyssimont has played 40 career NHL games. He made his NHL debut with the Jets on April 11, 2022, registering one shot in 5:49 time on ice. The Littleton, Colo. native was a fifth-round draft pick (142nd overall) of the Los Angeles Kings in the 2016 NHL Draft.

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