Submitted by pete on October 13, 2006 - 14:22
Bolt Prospects correspondant Chad Schnarr has learned from the Lightning organization that forward prospect [url=alexander-polushin]Alexander Polushin[/url] is currently on injured reserve for his club team Khimik in the Superleague. The 2001 second round draft pick has been slow in rehabilitating from knee surgery and has yet to play a game this season. Also, the Lightning say Prince George (WHL) defenseman [url=vladimir mihalik]Vladimir Mihalik[/url] should be back in action in two weeks. He separated his shoulder against Vancouver last Friday. In other possible injury news, Marek Bartanus is not in Owen Sound's lineup tonight.
Submitted by pete on October 12, 2006 - 17:09
[url=vasily-koshechkin]Vasily Koshechkin's[/url] record fell to 6-3-2 today as Togliatti fell to CSKA 3-2 on a Denis Parshin goal with 10 seconds left in the third period. [url=evgeny-artyukhin]Evgeny Artyukhin[/url] scored his first goal of the season, a power play marker, in Yaroslavl's 3-2 win over Cherepovets. Alexei Glukhov was scoreless for Severstal in the match. Artyukhin now has 1 goal and 2 points in 13 games this season with a -3 rating and 64 penalty minutes. Omsk dismantled Dynamo 5-2 despite a goal by Lightning prospect Albert Vishnyakov. Khimik shut out Tver 2-0. [url=alexander-polushin]Alex Polushin[/url] remains on injured reserve recovering from knee surgery. Polushin had knee surgery in 2003-04 also. [url=denis-kazionov]Denis Kazionov[/url] was scoreless for Tver.
Submitted by chad on October 12, 2006 - 09:09
Submitted by pete on October 11, 2006 - 20:15
[url=kevin-beech]Kevin Beech[/url] stopped 25 of 26 shots faced to guide Sudbury to a 2-1 victory over Sault Ste. Marie. With the win, Beech's record improves to 4-5-0 with 1 shutout and his save percentage improves to .902 on the season. The 2005 6th round pick faces an uphill battle to get signed next summer with the Lightning boasting as many as five quality goaltending prospects ([url=karri-ramo]Ramo[/url], [url=riku-helenius]Helenius[/url], [url=vasily-koshechkin]Koshechkin[/url], [url=jonathan-boutin]Boutin[/url] and [url=gerald-coleman]Coleman[/url]) ahead of him on the organizational depth chart.
Submitted by chad on October 11, 2006 - 07:13
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.
Submitted by pete on October 9, 2006 - 19:58
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].
Submitted by pete on October 9, 2006 - 19:49
Submitted by pete on October 9, 2006 - 17:23
[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.
Submitted by pete on October 9, 2006 - 17:04
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:
Submitted by pete on October 8, 2006 - 17:56
[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.