The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired the rights to defenseman Michal Sersen from the Pittsburgh Penguins today in exchange for a fifth-round selection in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, executive vice president of hockey operations Brian Lawton announced.
Sersen, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound native of Gelnica, Slovakia, played in 54 games with HC Slovan Bratislava last season, recording nine goals and 18 points. He led all defensemen on the team in goals and was third in points. Sersen also played in 18 playoff games with HC Slovan as they won the Extraligaâ€™s championship. He recorded a goal and three points during the post season. He has played in 96 games with Bratislava during the previous two seasons, recorded 10 goals and 23 points.
Matias Sointu had a goal, 4 penalty minutes, and 8 shots on goal in Ilves Jr. A's 6-5 shootout win over Karpat Jr. A.
Matias Sointu was -1 in Ilves Jr. A's 6-1 blowout loss to Blues Jr. A.
Johan Harju scored his second goal of the season in Lulea's 4-3 loss to Rogle.
Andreas Holmqvist scored the game winning goal and had a power play assist in Frolunda's 3-2 win over MODO.
Johan Harju had an assist and 2 penalty minutes in Lulea's 3-2 loss to HV 71.
Andreas Holmqvist was scoreless in Frolunda's 2-1 loss to Farjestads.
Alexei Glukhov did not play in Mytischi's 4-1 loss to St. Petersburg.
Denis Kazionov did not play in Khabarovsk's 4-2 win over Voskresensk.
Albert Vishnyakov did not play in Novokuznetsk's 3-2 loss to Omsk.
Vasily Koshechkin did not play in Togliatti's 6-2 win over Chelyabinsk.
Dimitri Kazionov was scoreless in Kazan's 4-2 loss to Yulaev.
Anton But had an assist and was +1 in CSKA's 3-2 win over Dynamo Moscow.
Alexei Glukhov did not play in Mytischi's 6-1 drubbing of Cherepovets.
Denis Kazionov was scoreless in Khabarovsk's 4-0 shutout loss to Omsk.
Ilya Solarev had a pair of assists and was +1 in Astana's 4-3 win over Novokuznetsk. Vitali Smolianinov was scoreless in the match for Astana. Albery Vishnyakov recorded a helper and was +1 for Novokuznetsk.
Vasily Koshechkin fell to 1-1-1 on the season as Togliatti lost 2-1 in overtime to Yulaev. Koshechkin stopped 31 of 33 shots faced.
Denis Kazionov did not play in Khabarovsk's 4-3 loss to Omsk.
Anton But had 1 goal, 1 assist, and was +1 as CSKA pounded Misk 8-3.