Bolts Acquire Veteran Blueliner Mike Commodore

The Tampa Bay Lightning have confirmed numerous reports that the Club has acquired well traveled and popular veteran defenseman Mike Commodore from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for a conditional 2013 7th round pick.

The Lightning will be Commodore's 7th NHL team after signing a 1 year deal worth $1M with the Detroit Red Wings on July 1, 2011. Commodore's acquisition by the Lightning is likely in response to the injury sustained by Victor Hedman in Saturday's game against Pittsburgh. Commodore has played just 17 games for the Wings this season recording two assists in a depth role on Detroit's blueline. The 32 year old defenseman won a Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006 followed by a gold medal in the World Championships for Team Canada in 2007.