Contract Status

Event tag that describes a prospect being signed, re-signed, or denied a qualifying offer.

Lightning Signs Two with Norfolk in Mind

Beginning the tall task of building a winning team in Norfolk while simultaneously accumulating quality depth, TSN is reporting the Bolts have signed former Chicago Blackhawk and Norfolk Admiral Craig MacDonald, as well as 2006-2007 Worcester Shark Mathieu Darche.

According to the report, the 30-year-old MacDonald spent last season with the Chicago Blackhawks, scoring three goals and picking up two assists in 25 games.

In 160 career regular season games with Carolina, Florida, Boston, Calgary and Chicago, MacDonald has eight goals and 14 assists.

Wolves Sign McCullough

The Mississippi Sea Wolves, the Lightning's new ECHL affiliate, have announced the signing of NCAA Division III star Kyle McCullough out of the University of Massachussetts-Dartmouth. McCullough, a forward, scored 64 goals and 154 points in 111 games during his college career. He becomes the second Mississippi player under contract for the 2007-2008 season along with veteran defenseman Chris Cava who was signed earlier this offseason.

Prospects Released

The following prospects are now unrestricted free agents and will be removed from BP's prospects page:

C Daniel Corso
D Sascha Goc
LW Eric Healey
D Marek Posmyk
RW Eero Somervuori
RW Stephen Baby
D Joe Rullier
G Morgan Cey
D Brady Greco
LW Adam Henrich
C John Toffey

Cullimore

RDS.CA is reporting that the Montreal Canadiens have placed Jassen Cullimore and Tony Salmelainen on waivers but they went unclaimed. The Habs have announced they'll buy out the remainder of Cullimore's contract.

In and Out

Erik Erlendsson blogs on who the Lightning will and won't qualify before July 1st according to Jay Feaster. Note: this isn't a complete list.

IN: Paul Ranger, Ryan Craig, Karl Stewart, Mike Egener, Mitch Fritz

OUT: Doug Janik, Brady Greco, John Toffey, Morgan Cey, Adam Henrich

Analysis on the flip.

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