Korobov, Dmitry

Lightning Extend Qualifying Offers to Six Players

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have issued qualifying offers to six players, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. There were four players who were not qualified.

Players receiving qualifying offers were forwards Brett Connolly, Cody Kunyk, Richard Panik, and Philippe Paradis. Defensemen Dmitry Korobov and Andrej Sustr also received qualifying offers.

The deadline for NHL clubs to issue offers is today. By issuing qualifying offers to the aforementioned players, the Lightning are given the right of the first refusal or draft choice compensation should the player sign an offer sheet with another NHL club.

Players who did not receive qualifying offers are defensemen Keith Aulie and Charles Landry, forward Geoff Walker and goaltender Anders Lindback. They will all become unrestricted free agents tomorrow.

World Championships Game Day: Quarterfinals

USA 3 vs. Czech Republic 4
Tyler Johnson, USA, 2-0-2, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 8 GP, 6-3-9, +3, 2 PIM

Tyler Johnson scored a pair of goals within 13 seconds late in the Third Period in USA's failed comeback as they fell 4-3 to Czech Republic. Johnson was 43% on draws in 21:18 in the match. The Czech's got a helper from ageless Jaromir Jagr in the win.

Russia 3 vs. France 0
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 2-0-0, 1 SO, 0.50 GAA, .985 sv%

Sergei Bobrovski stopped all 16 shots he faced in Russia's 3-0 blanking of upstart France. Russia got a goal and an assist from Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin in the win. Also of note, Alexander Ovechkin played 14:46 in the game after shrugging off a knee injury suffered earlier in the tournament.

Sweden 3 vs. Belarus 2
Dmitry Korobov, Belarus, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 8 GP, 0-3-3, +5, 14 PIM

Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm’s goal with 6:22 left in the Third Period broke up a tie game and delivered Sweden a 3-2 Quarterfinals win over home nation Belarus. Ekholm also had a helper in the contest.

The Semifinals Round will pit Russia against Sweden and Finland, which defeated Canada today, against Czech Republic.

World Championships Game Day: Day Twelve

Group A
Denmark 3 vs. Slovakia 4
Richard Panik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 7 GP, 0-0-0, -5, 2 PIM

Jaroslav Janus, Slovakia, DNP
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, 1.50 GAA, .960 sv%

Richard Panik completed a scoreless Preliminary Round of the World Championships posting a -1 in 16:04 of ice time in Slovakia's 4-3 win over Denmark. Slovakia got a pair of goals by the Wings Tomas Tatar in the win. Slovakia misses the Quarterfinals Round by 1 point, finishing 5th behind the surprising squad from France in Group A. Canada, Sweden, and Czech Republic also advance out of the Group.

Group B
Germany 4 vs. USA 5
Tyler Johnson, USA, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Tournament totals: 7 GP, 4-3-7, +1, 2 PIM

Calgary prospect Johnny Gaudreau had 1 goal and 4 points and was named the USA's best player in their 5-4 win over Germany. Detroit's Justin Abdelkader also had 2 goals for the US in the win. Tyler Johnson was 46% on draws in 22:46 in the match. The US finished in 2nd in Group B and advances to play Czech Republic in the Quarterfinals.

Latvia 2 vs. Switzerland 3
Kristers Gudlevskis, Latvia, Loss, 23/26, 3.09 GAA, .885 sv%
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 1-3-0, 0 SO, 3.79 GAA, .891 sv%

Switzerland got a goal from Devils forward Damien Brunner and a helper from former Lightning draft pick Luca Cunti in their 3-2 win over Latvia. Buffalo's Zemgus Girgensons had Latvia's only goal in defeat. Latvia finished 6th in Group B and will not advance to the Quarterfinals.

Russia 2 vs. Belarus 1
Dmitry Korobov, Belarus, 0-1-1, +1, 4 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 7 GP, 0-3-3, +4, 14 PIM

Andrei Vasilevskiy, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 2-0-0, 1 SO, 0.50 GAA, .985 sv%

Columbus' Sergei Bobrovsky turned aside 19 shots and was named Russia's best player in their 2-1 win over Belarus. Dmitry Korobov chipped in a helper on a Third Period even strength goal and had a pair of minors for tripping in 16:40 for the Belarusians. Russia finishes tops in Group B and will face France in the Quarterfinals. Belarus finishes 3rd in Group B and will face Sweden in the Quartfinals Round. Finland was the fourth team to advance out of Group B and will face Canada in the Quarterfinals.

World Championships Game Day: Day Eleven

Group B
Latvia 1 vs. Belarus 3
Dmitry Korobov, Belarus, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 6 GP, 0-2-2, +3, 10 PIM

Kristers Gudlevskis, Latvia, DNP
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 1-2-0, 0 SO, 4.02 GAA, .893 sv%

Dmitry Korobov assisted on Mikhail Grabovski's First Period goal in Belarus' 3-1 victory over Latvia. Korobov played 19:16 in the match. Kristers Gudlevkis sat backup to Edgars Masalskis for Latvia in defeat.

World Championships Game Day: Day Nine

Group A
Slovakia 4 vs. Italy 1
Richard Panik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 6 GP, 0-0-0, -4, 0 PIM

Jaroslav Janus, Slovakia, DNP
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 1.50 GAA, .960 sv%

Richard Panik's scoreless tournament continued in Slovakia's 4-1 win over Italy. Rising Red Wings star Tomas Tatar had 1 goal and 1 assist in the victory for the Slovaks. Their club is coached by former Lightning forward Vladimir Vujtek. Jaroslav Janus did not dress for the match.

Group B
Latvia 1 vs. Russia 4
Kristers Gudlevskis, Latvia, Loss, 39/43, 4.00 GAA, .907 sv%
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 1-2-0, 0 SO, 4.02 GAA, .893 sv%

Andrei Vasilevskiy, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, .975 sv%

Ex-Coyotes first rounder Viktor Tikhonov continued his outstanding tournament with 2 goals and 3 points en route to being named the best player of the match as Russia toppled Latvia 4-1. Kristers Gudlevskis turned aside 39 shots in defeat. Andrei Vasilevskiy sat backup to Sergei Bobrovsky, who stopped 14 for the victory.

Belarus 5 vs. Germany 2
Dmitry Korobov, Belarus, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 10 PIM

Dmitry Korobov had a minor for tripping in 18:20 in Belarus' 5-2 win over Germany. The Belarusian attack was paced by 2 goals and 3 points by NHLer Mikhail Grabovski.

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