Mihalik Out With Separated Shoulder

According to the [i]Prince George Citizen[/i] (no link available), 2005 Lightning first round pick [url=vladimir-mihalik]Vladimir Mihalik[/url] separated his shoulder and will miss at least a few games. Mihalik was a victim of a check-from-behind in a 6-0 Cougar loss to Vancouver on October 6. No penalty was called on the play. He was supposedly seen wearing a sling before their game last night against Swift Current. Cougars Head Coach Mike Vandekamp is concerned about Mihalik "getting rusty by the day," as well as some of his other injured impact players. The Cougars are off to a slow start at 2-4-0-1. [b]CHL Game Night: 10/10[/b] [url=dane-crowley]Dane Crowley[/url] and Swift Current shutout Prince George 4-0 on Tuesday night. Crowley did not register a point and was even in the game. Mihalik did not play. Also, David Desharnais, who spurned the Johnstown Chiefs and returned to the QMJHL, is now wearing the captain's C for Chicoutimi. Desharnais had an assist last night in a 6-2 Sags loss to Quebec. In three games this season, he's 1-2-3 with a -3 rating. He was 33-85-118 in 63 games last season.

NHL Game Night: 10/9

Three games. Four goals. Not good. ATL-1 TB-0 Marc Denis got nothing for his 18 save on 19 shot effort tonight, and what is deeply concerning is not only are "the big three" not scoring but, with the exception of Martin St. Louis, they're not even getting chances. Hopefully the sieve-like Florida Panthers, which 55 minutes in has already allowed 44 shots to Toronto tonight, will be the balm the ailing Lightning offense needs. Game sheet from [url=http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20062007/GS020037.HTM]NHL.com[/url].

CHL Game Night: 10/9

[url=marek-bartanus]Marek Bartanus[/url] scored his third goal of the season and was +1 in Owen Sound's 4-2 victory over Erie. [url=dane-crowley]Dane Crowley[/url] had a power play assist but was -3 with 4 penalty minutes as Swift Current lost to Kamloops 5-2.

Monday's Superleague Scores

[url=vasily-koshechkin]Vasily Koshechkin[/url] improved his record to 6-2-2 this season defeating Chelyabinsk 3-1. Koshechkin is now 5th in the Superleague in GAA allowing just 1.92 goals per game thus far this season. Alexei Glukhov was scoreless in Cherepovets' 2-1 win over Khimik. [url=alexander-polushin]Alex Polushin[/url] did not play for Khimik. Anton But was scoreless as SKA crushed Omsk 5-2. [url=evgeny-artyukhin]Evgeny Artyukhin[/url] was scoreless in Yaroslavl's 1-1 tie with Novokuznetsk.

Bolt Prospects Prospect of the Week: 10/2-10/8

Bolt Prospects is starting a new feature today which was suggested to us by part time staff member Erik Murillo. Every Monday throughout the season Bolt Prospects will be naming its Prospect of the Week to the prospect or overage prospect whose performance rises above the rest of the organization's young players. This week's prospect of the week is:

Johnstown Adds Three to Camp Roster

[url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/mpublic.cgi?action=show_news&cat=1&id=8806]ECHL.com is reporting[/url] the Johnstown Chiefs have made three additions to their roster. The team has signed defenseman Bryan Nathe, whose rights they acquired from Dayton earlier this month. The club has also signed forward Gary Klapowski and defenseman Ian MacLean to PTO contracts. Klapowski is a local product from Pittsburgh, PA who was out of hockey last year after spending parts of three seasons in the OHL with Kitchener, Plymouth and Saginaw. Standing at 5'9" 190 lbs, the right wing's best junior season came in 2004-2005 when he had 1 goal and 6 points in 30 games with Saginaw. MacLean is a product of SUNY Brockport's Division III college program where he had 2 goals and 8 points in 20 games last year as a sophomore. Prior to college, MacLean played for North York of the OPJHL in 2003-2004 where he had 5 goals and 33 points in 44 games with 54 PIMs.

CHL Game Day: 10/8

[url=kevin-beech]Kevin Beech[/url] stopped 28 of 30 shots faced but still took the loss 2-1 to Saginaw. [url=chris-lawrence]Chris Lawrence[/url] was -1 with 2 PIMs as Mississauga fell to Plymouth 4-2. [b]Lightning CHL Prospect Statistics Through 10/8[/b] RW/C [url=chris-lawrence]Chris Lawrence[/url], Mississauga (OHL), 6 GP, 6-5-11, +2, 12 PIM LW [url=marek-bartanus]Marek Bartanus[/url], Owen Sound (OHL), 7 GP, 2-6-8, +2, 6 PIM D [url=dane-crowley]Dane Crowley[/url], Swift Current (WHL), 7 GP, 0-3-3, -1, 22 PIM D [url=vladimir-mihalik]Vladimir Mihalik[/url], Prince George (WHL), 4 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 6 PIM G [url=kevin-beech]Kevin Beech[/url], Sudbury (OHL), 3-5-0, 1 SO, 3.46 GAA, .896 sv% [i]Note: Chris Lawrence is currently tied for 11th in the OHL in scoring. He's also tied for 7th in goals. [/i]

Sunday's Superleague Scores

Dimitri Kazionov scored a goal today in Kazan's 4-1 win over Dynamo. Dimitri leads all Lightning Russian prospects with 5 goals and 10 points in 14 games. He also has a +5 rating and 8 PIMs. Albert Vishnyakov was scoreless in the match for Dynamo. [url=denis-kazionov]Denis Kazionov[/url] was scoreless in Tver's 3-2 win over Nizhnekamsk.

CHL Game Night: 10/7

[url=marek-bartanus]Marek Bartanus[/url] had his 2nd goal of the season as Owen Sound beat Plymouth 4-2. Bartanus was even in the game and now has 8 points in 7 games. Sudbury fell to Sarnia 4-2 with [url=kevin-beech]Kevin Beech[/url] allowing 4 goals on 39 shots faced in the loss. [url=dane-crowley]Dane Crowley[/url] had a power play assist and 6 penalty minutes as Swift Current lost to Vancouver 3-1. Swift Current was outshot an alarming 40-14.

NHL Game Night 10/7: Bruins at Lightning

Dimitry Afanasenkov's ridiculous turnover on Boston's winning goal will get all the attention, but the real problem right now is two games into the season Lecavalier, Richards and St. Louis have zero goals. BOS-3 TB-2 Marc Denis stopped 22 of 25 in the loss. Goals scored by Ruslan Fedotenko and Bolt Prospects alumni [url=ryan-craig]Ryan Craig[/url]. Game sheet from [url=http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20062007/GS020025.HTM]NHL.com.[/url] Doug Janik played 13:23 as the Lightning once again went with 7 d-men. Eric Perrin took a tremendous leap in ice time going to 18:14 of +1 hockey with 2 shots and 1 blocked shot as well as going 60% on draws. [url=nick-tarnasky]Nick Tarnasky[/url] made his debut tonight playing just 3:49 with 1 hit.
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