Submitted by chad on September 30, 2006 - 19:55
The Springfield Falcons sent out a release stating Norm Milley has cleared waivers and was reassigned to the Falcons. Milley gets the "honor" of being the last cut of the 2006 Lightning camp.
Submitted by pete on September 30, 2006 - 17:18
Submitted by pete on September 30, 2006 - 17:14
Apparently there has been a miscommunication in scheduling between the Falcons, who moved tonight's game from 7pm to 6pm and B2 Networks. As a consequence, Bolt Prospects will not be able to live blog tonight's game. We will have a game recap later tonight at the conclusion of the game.
Submitted by pete on September 29, 2006 - 21:06
Marek Bartanus had an assist and was +1 in Owen Sound's 6-5 shootout loss to London. Owen Sound failed to avenge their playoff series loss to the Knights last season and blew leads of 1-0, 2-1, 4-2, and 5-4 tonight. [url=kevin-beech]Kevin Beech[/url] and Sudbury shutout Toronto 6-0. Beech was named first star. He stopped 27 shots, including 14 in the third period. The overage goaltender started slow last year and was off to an 0-2 start this year. He did not register a shutout last season, his first as a starter, but had two in 2004-2005 as a back-up. [url=dane-crowley]Dane Crowley[/url] and Swift Current fell to Medicine Hat 2-1 . Crowley was scoreless, even, and had 2 PIM.
Submitted by pete on September 29, 2006 - 18:31
Bolt Prospects is watching this game live on B2: HFD-5 SPR-3 Final [b]1st Period[/b] 1. SFD Cavanaugh, ([url=darren-reid]Reid[/url]) 2. SFD [url=adam-henrich]Henrich[/url], ([url=radek-smolenak]Smolenak[/url]) [b]2nd Period[/b] 3. HFD Jessiman, (Smith) [b]3rd Period[/b] 4. HFD Falardeau, (unassisted)(PP) 5. HFD Lee, (Bochenski, Moore) 6. HFD Falardeau, (Weller, Grahame) 7. SPR Adams, (Boisclair, Cavanaugh)(PP) 8. HFD Moore, (unassisted)(EN)
Submitted by pete on September 29, 2006 - 17:47
Khimik spanked CSKA today 7-4. [url=alexander-polushin]Alex Polushin[/url] did not play for Khimik. [url=evgeny-artyukhin]Evgeny Artyukhin[/url] was scoreless in Yaroslavl's 3-2 loss to Chelyabinsk. "R2" now has 48 penalty minutes through 8 games this season. [url=vasily-koshechkin]Vasily Koshechkin[/url] improved to 4-2-1 on the year beating Salavat Yulayev 2-1 in overtime. After a rough start to the year, Koshechkin has now trimmed his GAA down to 2.25. Kazan crushed Novosibirk 6-3 with Dimitri Kazionov scoring a goal for Ak Bars. The elder Kazionov now has 2 goals and 4 points in 10 games played.
Submitted by chad on September 29, 2006 - 13:31
The Springfield Falcons have announced that defensemen Andy Delmore and Matt Smaby, and winger Mitch Fritz were reassigned to the Falcons today by the Lightning. Both Delmore and Fritz would have had to clear waivers for this to happen, so it appears they both cleared. Still up in the air is the status of winger Norm Milley, who was not practicing with the Lightning today (per Erik Erlendsson of the Tribune), but was also not mentioned in the Falcons release. Edit: The [i]Tampa Tribune[/i] is reporting Tampa now has 23 players in camp, so it appears Milley is staying around a little bit more. Delmore, the reigning AHL Defenseman of the Year, will immediately improve the backline of the Falcons.
Submitted by chad on September 29, 2006 - 11:26
In his blog today, Erik Erlendsson reports the following players took to the ice for practice today, indicating what the final roster will look like: Vaclav Prospal - Vincent Lecavalier - Ruslan Fedotenko Dmitry Afanasenkov - Brad Richards - Martin St. Louis Ryan Craig - Andreas Karlsson - Nikita Alexeev Nick Tarnasky - Tim Taylor - Eric Perrin (No mention of Rob DiMaio, who is out indefinately with a Grade 2 concussion) Filip Kuba - Dan Boyle Nolan Pratt - Cory Sarich Doug Janik - Luke Richardson (Paul Ranger did not skate today) Marc Denis Johan Holmqvist