Preliminary Rankings Coming Soon

Just to update our readers: The Bolt Prospects staff are currently in the process of completing our 2006-2007 Preliminary Rankings for the team and we expect to have all lists in and votes counted by the end of the weekend. The list will include new prospects from the 2006 NHL Entry Draft for the first time in our rankings. In the meantime, [url=http://www.boltprospects.com/prospects]we have updated our prospects page[/url] to reflect the assignments of all our prospects organization-wide to start the year. Thanks for your all your patience.

Helenius injured

Lightning prospect Riku Helenius [url=http://www.ilveshockey.fi/uutinen021006.php]has hurt himself and he is on injury reserve.[/url] His shoulder went dislocated during warm-up in last thursday game against Espoo Blues. He will miss games through late November. Sorry about my bad english. [b]Updated: 1:12pm (Pete)[/b] [i]In comments, BP member yackacack contributed the link to news about the injury. Also, vsala, your english is just fine.[/i]

Burke Put on Re-Entry Waivers, Falcons Set Roster

According to today's [i]Springfield Republican[/i], goaltender Sean Burke was put on re-entry waivers Sunday by the Lightning in the hope that another team claims him and takes on half of his salary. In other moves, the Falcons sent Lightning prospects Stanislav Lascek, Gerald Coleman, and Morgan Cey to Johnstown of the ECHL, which means the goaltending situation in Springfield is settled with Karri Ramo and Jonathan Boutin. The [i]Republican[/i] states that coach Steve Stirling has not decided on a starter for Saturday night's opener, however. There is also a chance Burke could be sent back down to Springfield before week's end.

Monday's Superleague Scores

Anton But had an assist in SKA's 1-1 tie with Nizhnekamsk. But continues to lead all Lightning Russian prospects in scoring. Kazan defeated Cherepovets 6-1. Dimitri Kazionov had 2 assists for Kazan. Alexei Glukhov was scoreless for Severstal.

CHL Game Night: 10/1

[url=kevin-beech]Kevin Beech[/url] allowed 5 goals on 31 shots in Sudbury's 5-4 loss against Toronto. [url=vladimir-mihalik]Vladimir Mihalik[/url] was scoreless and -1 in Prince George's 4-1 loss to Vancouver.

Sunday's Superleague Score

[url=evgeny-artyukhin]Evgeny Artyukhin[/url] was scoreless today in Yaroslavl's 2-1 loss to CSKA. The winger now has just 1 assist but 52 penalty minutes in 9 Superleague games this season.

Falcons End Preseason Winless; Demote Smolenak, 13 others

According to Falconsahl.com, the Springfield Falcons concluded their preseason with a 3-0 loss to Hartford today. Morgan Cey stopped 28 of 31 in the loss. (For today's lineup, see the Falconsahl.com link above.) The following players were reassigned to the Falcons' ECHL affiliate, the Johnstown Chiefs, this weekend:

CHL Game Day: 10/1

Kevin Beech, playing his third game in under 48 hours, came up short in his bid to win all three as he let 5 of 38 shots get by him in a 5-4 Sudbury loss to Toronto. Sudbury held a 4-3 lead in the early third but couldn't hang on for the win. For the weekend, Beech stopped 89 of 97 shots, including a 27-save shutout Friday night. Vlad Mihalik and Prince George play Vancouver later today.

Preseason Game Night 9/30: Lightning at Stars

Pretty disconcerting collapse from a 3-0 lead. TB-3 DAL-4 (OT) Marc Denis stopped 21 of 22 shots faced through 2 periods before giving way to Johan Holmqvist who allowed 3 goals on 15 shots faced for the loss. Ruslan Fedotenko led the way offensively in his first game back from injury with 2 assists. The Lightning goals were scored by Vaclav Prospal, Dimitry Afanasenkov and Tim Taylor. Individual helpers went to Vincent Lecavalier, Brad Richards, [url=nick-tarnasky]Nick Tarnasky[/url] and Eric Perrin. The Lightning were outshot 37 to 20 in the game and went 1-for-6 on the power play. Game sheet from [url=http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20062007/GS010102.HTM]NHL.com[/url]. Doug Janik played 24:48 of even hockey with 2 shots and 3 hits. Perrin played 12:11 of even hockey with 1 shot and 1 hit. He was also 42% on draws. Tarnasky played 7:30 and was +1 with 2 hits and 1 blocked shot.

CHL Game Night: 9/30

[url=kevin-beech]Kevin Beech[/url] stopped 29 of 32 shots faced for the victory in Sudbury's 5-3 win over Belleville. He was 11 for 11 in the third period as the Wolves came behind for the victory. [url=chris-lawrence]Chris Lawrence[/url] had a pair of power play goals as Mississauga beat Barrie 5-2. Lawrence was -1 with 4 PIMs in the game. For the second time this year, Lawrence was named First Star in a game. Travis Fuller, who played for the Lightning in Traverse City and spent a week at Springfield's camp as a free agent, had two assists in his return to the OHL. Fuller was acquired from Barrie in the offseason. Marek Bartanus had a power play assist in Owen Sound's 5-2 win over Kitchener. Bartanus was even in the game. [url=dane-crowley]Dane Crowley[/url] was scoreless and even as Swift Current defeated Lethbridge 2-1. In his first regular season game with the Cougars, [url=vladimir-mihalik]Vladimir Mihalik[/url] had a power play assist and was with 4 PIMs (two minors for interference) to help Prince George beat expansion Chilliwack 5-3. Mihalik was named the game's No.3 Star.
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