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Submitted by pete on September 14, 2006 - 16:59
The Finnish SM-liiga started play today, with Ilves Tampere beating cross town rival Tappara on the strength of a 40 save shutout by Tuukka Rask. Best of luck to Lightning goaltender [url=riku-helenius]Riku Helenius[/url] in getting off the bench with Rask in front of him.
Submitted by chad on September 14, 2006 - 13:13
With the Traverse City prospects tournament complete and Lightning camp underway, Lightning General Manager Jay Feaster was kind enough to share the following information with Bolt Prospects concerning Lightning prospects: First, tryout center and former Chicoutimi Sagueneen (QMJHL) David Desharnais has earned an ECHL contract with the Johnsontown Chiefs and will be attending the Springfield Falcons AHL training camp starting September 24 so the organization can determine if an AHL contract offer is in order. Also, in the category of "News No Lightning Fan Wants to Hear," Andy Rogers suffered an injury while playing in Michigan. Rogers missed most of last season with Prince George of the WHL after having surgery on his ankle. However, it is not Rogers' ankle, but a hip-flexor that has the former first rounder listed as day-to-day. Feaster doesn't expect Rogers to hit the ice at Lightning camp until sometime next week. Overall, the GM was pleased with a number of Lightning prospects in Michigan. While no forwards currently under contract with the Lightning overtly helped their cause, Feaster singled out unsigned Owen Sound Attack (OHL) winger Marek Bartanus for his good play. Also highlighted for their good play were the goaltenders, Riku Helenius and Karri Ramo ("especially Ramo"), and defensemen Vladimir Mihalik, Matt Smaby, and Rogers before he was injured. Feaster also confirmed that winger Stanislav Lascek injured his hamstring in the first game of the tournament and was sent back to Tampa for rehab.
Submitted by pete on September 13, 2006 - 16:55
[b]Final Lightning Traverse City Statistics:[/b] [url=blair-jones]Blair Jones[/url] 2-4-6 [url=radek-smolenak]Radek Smolenak[/url] 3-2-5 David Desharnais* 0-4-4 Marek Bartanus 2-1-3 [url=marek-kvapil]Marek Kvapil[/url] 1-2-3 [url=dane-crowley]Dane Crowley[/url] 0-3-3 [url=justin-keller]Justin Keller[/url] 2-0-2 [url=zbynek-hrdel]Zbynek Hrdel[/url] 1-1-2 Maxime Boisclair* 1-1-2 Todd Griffith* 1-0-1 [url=chris-lawrence]Chris Lawrence[/url] 1-0-1 Torrie Wheat* 1-0-1 [url=pj-Atherton]PJ Atherton*[/url] 0-1-1 [url=vladimir-mihalik]Vladimir Mihalik[/url] 0-1-1 Geoff Waugh* 0-1-1 Brian Woolger* 0-1-1 Clayton Barthel* 0-0-0 Travis Fuller* 0-0-0 Ryan Gibbons* 0-0-0 [url=stanislav-lascek]Stanislav Lascek[/url] 0-0-0 [url=andy-rogers]Andy Rogers[/url] 0-0-0 [url=matt-smaby]Matt Smaby[/url] 0-0-0 [i]*Denotes Tryout Player[/i] [url=karri-ramo]Karri Ramo[/url]: 126:00, 1-1-0, 63 Svs, 9 GA, 4.29 GAA, .875 sv% [url=riku-helenius]Riku Helenius[/url], 125:04, 0-1-1, 52 Svs, 8 GA, 3.84 GAA, .867 sv% For reference purposes: [url=TC2005STATS]2005 Traverse City Statistics[/url] [url=TC2004STATS]2004 Traverse City Statistics[/url]
Submitted by pete on September 13, 2006 - 08:12
CSKA shut out Alexei Glukhov and Cherepovets 4-0. Glukhov had 2 penalty minutes in the game. [url=alexander-polushin]Alexander Polushin[/url] was a scratch as Khimik beat Amur 4-1. Dimitri Kazionov had a power play goal as Kazan dismantled Togliatti 6-3. [url=vasily-koshechkin]Vasily Koshechkin[/url] took the loss for Lada and drops to 1-1 on the season. Albert Vishnyakov was scoreless in Dynamo's 3-2 victory over Magnitogorsk. [url=denis-kazionov]Denis Kazionov[/url] was scoreless in Tver's 3-2 win over Chelyabinsk. Anton But had a helper as SKA spanked Chekhov 5-2.
Submitted by pete on September 12, 2006 - 22:49
[url=http://www.tboblogs.com/index.php/sports/related/C189/]Also in Erik Erlendsson's blog[/url], defenseman Brady Greco underwent his second shoulder surgery since signing his first pro contract with the Lightning in the summer of 2005 and will be on the shelf 6-8 weeks. Also, the Lightning have invited prospect defenseman [url=dane-crowley]Dane Crowley[/url] and Falcons contract players center Dan Cavanaugh and defenseman John Adams to their training camp. My own personal sentiment: it's good to see a heart and soul guy like Dan Cavanaugh get rewarded for his hard work.