TSN's Bob McKenzie is Tweeting forward Mattias Ritola has cleared unconditional waivers and Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet is reporting he will be latching on with MODO of the Elitserien. Ritola, who has spent parts of two seasons with the Lightning since being claimed off waivers from the Detroit Red Wings, refused assignment to Norfolk of the AHL last week.
Happy trails to you you too, Ritz.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have confirmed via Twitter that the organization has acquired pending restricted free agent defenseman Bruno Gervais from the New York Islanders for future considerations.
Gervais, a puck-moving blueliner, has scored 9 goals and added 59 assists in 331 games for the Islander organization. He was a 2003 6th round pick for Isles, and looks to be a possible replacement for unrestricted free agent defensemen Marc-Andre Bergeron.
RDS reported earlier today Lightning prospect Mitch Fadden is on unconditional waivers today. Fadden, who hasn't played since January 7 due to a blot clot in his leg, will have his contract terminated, said Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times. Yzerman told Cristodero the move to put Fadden on waivers was due to "off-ice issues" and neither the Lightning GM nor Fadden's agent would comment further.
A report in the Salmon Arm Observer stated Fadden was arrested in early March for driving intoxicated, among other charges, in Salmon Arm, B.C.
Fadden was home in B.C. while taking blood thinning medication.
McElhinney, 6-foot-2, 197 pounds, has played in 21 games with the Ducks this season, posting a 6-9-1 record with a 3.43 goals-against average and a .890 save percentage. He also has two shutouts. McElhinney has set career-highs this season for games played and wins. He recorded his first career shutout on November 10 against the New York Islanders.
The 41 year old Roloson is 6-13-1 this season, but he has a very respectable 2.64 GAA and .916 save percentage.
Wishart had 4 goals and 18 points in 31 games with Norfolk this season. The former Sharks first-round draft pick was acquired in the Dan Boyle trade.