Coleman recalled to Springfield; Boutin has minor injury

Johnstown, PA (February 5, 2007) – The Johnstown Chiefs on Monday announced that goaltender Gerald Coleman has been recalled to the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League.

Bolt Prospects has learned from sources within the Lightning organization that the reason for the recall is that Jonathan Boutin is not 100% healthy and may not be able to dress for the Falcon's next game.

In 17 games with the Chiefs this season, Coleman has recorded a 7-9-0 record with a .902 save percentage and a 3.41 goals-against average. Coleman was previously recalled to Springfield in December, earning the win for the Falcons in their December 3, 2006 contest at Lowell.

Coleman appeared in 43 games with Springfield during the 2005-06 season, posting a 14-21-3 record and earning a 3.88 goals-against average. The 21 year-old native of Romeoville, Ill., made his NHL debut with the Tampa Bay Lightning on November 20, 2005 in a 5-2 loss at Atlanta. He was later recalled and played the final 23:16 for Tampa Bay at Florida on March 20, 2006 when the Lightning lost 6-5 in overtime to the Panthers.