Artyukhin and Tarnkasy Called Up

The Springfield Falcons announced today that forwards Evgeny Artyukhin and Nick Tarnasky have been recalled by the Lightning. Both players will join the Lightning in Atlanta for Thursday night's game against the Thrashers. Artyukhin has scored 2+1 and a +2 rating in three games with the Falcons this season. The 6-foot-4, 254-pound native of Moscow, Russia was named the game’s second star on October 8 against Portland, and the game’s third star on October 15 at Manchester. Tarnasky has also played in all three Falcons games this season not collecting a point. The 6-foot-2, 233-pound native of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta has helped Springfield remain perfect on the penalty kill this season successfully defending all 19 shorthanded situations this year. --Springfield Falcons