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Zahn, Beukeboom Return to Junior Teams

2010 third round pick Brock Beukeboom and seventh round pick Teigan Zahn will not attend Tampa Bay's training camp this week. Both were originally on the training camp roster released to the media, but a decision was made over the course of the Traverse City prospects tournament to send Beukeboom back to Sault Ste. Marie and Zahn back to Saskatoon.

Beukeboom will join the OHL Greyhounds where he will look to build upon last year's career highs of 7 goals, 19 assists, and 26 points. The 6'2" defenseman recently was a part of Team Canada's summer development camp in preparation for this winter's World Junior Championships.

Zahn was originally drafted in the fifth round by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. It was thought he was drafted by the Bolts in 2010 to provide immediate defensive depth in the organization, either in AHL Norfolk or with the ECHL Everblades. However, barring unforeseen circumstances, he will not be signed this year and will instead play as an overager for the WHL Blades.

Lightning Sign Defenseman Landry to Entry Level Deal

Erik Erlendsson is reporting that the Lightning have signed Traverse City invitee defenseman Charles Landry to an entry level deal. Landry, who turned 19 in June, played three seasons with Drummondville in the QMJHL, including playing for current Lightning Head Coach Guy Boucher during the 2008-2009 season when Drummondville made it to the Memorial Cup. The 5'11" 187 lbs blueliner had 6 goals and 30 points in 68 games last year for the Voltigeurs. The Lightning have assigned him to Montreal of the QMJHL for more junior seasoning. The strategy of signing undrafted junior prospects is similar to the practice followed by the Detroit Red Wings organization, which refers to the signees unofficially as "bonus picks."

KHL Game Day: 9/15/10

Khabarovsk 3 @ Dynamo Riga 4 (SO)
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, E, 6 PIM

Martins Karsums was scoreless and -1 in 17:16 in Riga's 4-3 shootout win over Khabarovsk. Karsums also took a roughing penalty in overtime in the match.

Hanty-Mansiysk 0 @ Cherepovets 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
Season totals: 2 GP, 1-1-0, 0 SO, 3.50 GAA, 9.13 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin did not dress as his backup, Rastislav Stana, had a 32 save shutout against Yugra.

Lightning Finish Fourth at Traverse City

Despite the setback, the Lightning have proven they are back when it comes to drafting quality prospects.

TB-3
CAR-4 (OT)

Jaroslav Janus allowed 4 goals on 34 shots in the overtime loss.

First Period
TB - Butcher (Marks, Zahn) 5:42
CAR - Kennedy (PP) (Skinner, Caria) 17:59

Second Period
TB - Butcher (PP) (Janosik, Tyrell) 2:14
CAR - Shugg (Caria) 18:27

Third Period
CAR - Staal (unassisted) 7:47
TB - Wright (Connolly) 11:27

Overtime
CAR - Skinner (Dalpe) 3:36

The Lightning finished 2-1-1 in the four games they played in the tournament. James Wright finished tied for third in the tournament in scoring with 6 points, just 1 point back of Carolina's Jeff Skinner and the Rangers' Derek Stepan. The centerman had 3 goals and was +4 in 4 games. Brett Connolly finished tied for eighth in scoring with 4 points, including 2 goals.

Full Lightning tournament statistics are available here.

Box score from Pointstreak.

Lightning to Face Hurricanes in Traverse City Third Place Game

By virtue of the Red Wings victory over the Blues tonight at Traverse City, the Lightning have finished second in their group at the Traverse City propsects tournament. They will face off against the Eastern Conference group's second place team, Carolina, in the tournament's third place game. The game will take place Wednesday at 2:30 pm. Carolina's roster is led by 2010 first round pick Jeff Skinner out of Kitchener, and their team has allowed the fewest goals in the tournament thus far.

The Lightning's showing at this year's tournament, whether they finish in third or fourth, will be its best ever at the Traverse City Tournament.

Update:
Tournament officials posted a revised schedule on the Pointstreak website and the game is now scheduled for 5:30 pm.

KHL Game Day: 9/14/10

Kazan 3 @ Nizhnekamsk 1
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, DNP
Season totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Dmitri Kazionov has yet to suit up this season for defending champion Ak Bars. Kazan got a pair of goals from Danis Zaripov in the win.

Lightning Defeats Stars, Moves Into First in Its Traverse City Group

James Wright has another multi-point game and moves into a tie for the tournament lead in scoring.

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TB-3

Dustin Tokarski allowed just 1 goal on 36 shots for the win, outdueling 2010 first round pick Jack Campbell. He came within an eyelash of having a shutout after going 59:46 without surrendering a goal.

First Period
TB - Wright (PP) (Panik, Schemitsch) 11:51
TB - Vachon (Rogers, Wright) 13:20

Second Period
TB - Ashton (Vachon) 8:33

Third Period
DAL - Coyle (PP) (King) 19:46

The Lightning temporarily move into first in their group, pending the outcome of the Detroit/St. Louis game.

Box score from Pointstreak.

Bolts Release Training Camp Roster and Schedule

The Tampa Bay Lightning announced their 2010 Training Camp Roster and schedule today, and BoltProspects is making it available as a downloadable attachment to this post.

Camp starts Friday, September 17 with medical evaluations and off-ice testing for 54 players, including 32 forwards, 17 defensemen, and 5 goalies. On ice practice will begin Saturday, September 18 and last just 3 days before the team embarks Tuesday, September 21st for exhibition games.

This camp features only three non-organizational player invitees, forwards Eric Perrin, Tim Marks, and Mark Fornataro. Lightning fans will remember Perrin from the Stanley Cup winning team and former University of Vermont teammate of Martin St. Louis. Norfolk Admirals followers will recognize Marks and Fornataro as players who first got Professional Tryout contracts with the Ads during last season, and eventually were rewarded with AHL contracts for the upcoming season. There remains a couple spots open in the Lightning's 50-contract limit for a player that might earn a two-way NHL contract.

Conspicuous in his absence from the training camp roster is 2009 5th round pick and goaltender prospect Michael Zador. Zador is up for an entry-level contract from the Lightning at the end of the 2010-11 season, or the Lightning will lose his rights and he will re-enter the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

KHL Game Day: 9/13/10

Omsk 5 @ Cherepovets 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 36/41, 5.00 GAA, .878 sv%
Season totals: 2 GP, 1-1-0, 0 SO, 3.50 GAA, .913 sv%

Jaromir Jagr had a pair of goals in Omsk's 5-1 pasting of Vasily Koshechkin and Cherepovets. Former Lightning goaltender Karri Ramo turned away 22 shots for the win for Avangard.

Novosibirsk 3 @ Dynamo Riga 2
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM

Dynamo Riga fell to Novosibirsk 3-2 despite a pair of goals by forward Tomas Surovy. Lightning overage prospect Martins Karsums was scoreless in 17:57 of ice time.

O'Donnell Makes BCHL Debut

North American Juniors (NAJ) Game Night

BCHL

Penticton Vees 1 @ Westside Warriors 0 (9/10/2010)
F Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM

O’Donnell’s BCHL debut was a good one as he registered a point in his first game when he set up Joey Holka, a St. Cloud State commit, in the second period for what ended up being the game's only goal. O’Donnell had 29 goals and 32 assists for 61 points in 53 games last year for the Winnipeg South Blues of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. The 2010 6th round draft pick of the Lightning and North Dakota commit was acquired by Penticton in the offseason.

Westside Warriors 2 @ Penticton Vees 4 (9/11/2010)
F Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM

Wearing No.91 for the Vees, O’Donnell scored his first BCHL goal on the power play in the first period to tie the game at 1 for Penticton. The Vees would later go down 2-1 but storm back in the third period with 3 goals.

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