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Fritz Recalled, Forward Prospects Likely To Miss Second Cut

[url=http://bolts.tbo.com/lightning/MGBSKIR9ZDE.html]Erik Erlendsson of the Trib is reporting LW Mitch Fritz has been recalled with a view towards the Buffalo Sabres exhibition game this weekend.[/url] Several of Buffalo's players have been attempting to brawl their way into NHL roster spots and GM Jay Feaster has concluded Fritz needs to be available if the trend continues.

But, Polushin, Vishnyakov All Find Scoresheet in Tour Eight

After a rough seventh tour in the Superleague in which no Lightning prospect managed a point, several of the Lightning's young players got back on the scoresheet today. Anton But assisted on Yaroslavl's final goal as the Lokomotiv pummelled Novokuznetsk 5-1. With the assist, But now is tied for second in the Superleague in points. He is 5th in both goals and assists and is also tied for 3rd in the league in +/-. Alexander Polushin assisted on Sergey Piskunov's opening goal in a 3-3 tie with Vityaz. Albert Vishnyakov assisted on Dynamo's opening goal as they beat Nizhnekamsk 4-2. Dimitry Kazionov did not play today in Togliatti's 3-2 win over Molot Perm.

Official Russian Superleague Statistics Through Seven Tours

These are the official statistics for all Lightning properties playing in the Russian Superleague excluding Tour Eight which is in progress at the time of this post. Anton But, Lokomotiv, 6GP, 4-4-8, 2PIM (+6) Alexander Polushin, Severstal, 7GP, 2-3-5, 2PIM (+2) Albert Vishnyakov, Dynamo, 7GP, 2-2-4, 8 PIM, (+2) Nikita Alexeev, Avangard, 7GP, 3-0-3, 8 PIM, (+2) Dimitry Kazionov, Lada, 7GP, 0-3-3, 14 PIM, (-1) Alexei Glukhov, Khimik, 7GP, 0-1-1, 8 PIM, (E) Vasily Koshechkin, Lada, 2GP, 0-0-0, 1.51 GAA

Jones, Keller, Lascek Excel on First Full Night in CHL

On a night when the QMJHL, OHL, and WHL were all in full-swing, Lightning prospects failed to make a heavy impact on their respective scoresheets as a whole, but that’s not to say no one had a big impact. Leading the way for Lightning prospects Friday night was 2005 fourth round pick Blair Jones of the Moose Jaw Warriors who had a goal and two assists in his season debut. Also excelling were Stanislav Lascek and Justin Keller, and Vladamir Mihalik made his first North American start. Friday night’s summary:

Bartanus, Owen Sound Drop Opener in Barrie

Marek Bartanus and the Owen Sound Attack fell in their OHL season opener Thursday night 6-4 to the Barrie Colts. Bartanus did not register a point in the game, but did manage an even rating and an accumulation of six official penalty minutes, and a ten minute misconduct which doesn't count toward his penalty minute count. Bartanus was whistled for inteference, unsportsmanlike conduct, and hooking penalties in the game. The two teams accounted for 85 minutes in penalties. Thirty minor penalties were assessed by referees Chris Hodgins and Terry Hobor, 15 to each team. Bartanus's misconduct followed his unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, which was likely for diving as a Colt was charged with hooking on the play.
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