Rumors persist overseas of the Lightning's interest in Swedish World Championship gold medal winningn netminder Johan Holmqvist
. Echoing and earlier report in Aftonbladet, Swedish newspaper Expressen [url=http://expressen.se/index.jsp?a=591449]report the Lightning is the frontrunner among three teams interested in Holmqvist's services along with Atlanta and Chicago.[/url]
In addition, there are rumors out of Finland that the Lightning may have reopened discussions with goaltender Fredrik Norrena
. Bolt Prospects is attempting to confirm. Norrena would have to be signed prior to June 1st when the Lightning are slated to lose his rights under the CBA.