(Norfolk Admirals release)
Today, Norfolk Admirals General Manager Claude Loiselle announced that defensemen Brett Angel and Jay Rosehill and left wings Brandon Elliott and Radek Smolenak have been assigned to the Mississippi Sea Wolves (ECHL).
Rosehill, 6â€™4â€ and 215 pounds, appeared in three games for the Admirals going scoreless with 11 penalty minutes. Smolenak, 6â€™3â€ and 180 pounds, appeared in two games for the Admirals going scoreless with two penalty minutes. Smolenak was the Lightning's top forward in Traverse City, Michigan during the September prospects tournament, drawing praise from Lightning General Manager Jay Feaster, among others. Angel, 6â€™6â€ and 229 pounds, and Elliot, 6â€™4â€ and 225 pounds, had not appeared in a game with Norfolk. The Sea Wolves kick off their 2007-08 season on Friday when they visit the Florida Everblades.
Acadie-Bathurst Titan 2 @ Lewiston MAINEiacs 3
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
That's five in a row for Lewiston, and now they get Jonathan Bernier from the Kings.
Prince George Cougars 3 @ Saskatoon Blades 1
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
The Cougars have won 2 of 3 on their road trip so far. Tyrell's goal came on the power play.
Lethbridge Hurricanes 2 @ Swift Current Broncos 5
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 0-1-1, -1, 12 PIM
Fadden had a 10 minute misconduct tacked on to a slashing minor early in the first period. The Broncos scored on the ensuing 2 minute power play.
Evgeny Artyukhin had 2 penalty minutes in Omsk's 2-1 loss to Yaroslavl.
Alexei Glukhov was scoreless in Cherepovets' 3-2 overtime win over Spartak. Alex Vishnyakov did not play for Spartak.
Denis Kazionov did not play in Novokuznetsk's 4-3 loss to Nizhnekamsk.
Anton But had an assist in St. Petersburg's 3-1 win over Khabarovsk.
When the Lightning made Mike Egener their first pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, they projected him to be a physical, slick-skating defenseman who could one day be a team leader.
Now in his fourth professional season, that projection still rings true, but now with one major exception.
A position change.
With the Norfolk Admirals short on forwards to start the year due to four recent signees experiencing work visa issues, and a hoard of defensemen vying for coveted starting spots, it seemed like the perfect time for a career change of sorts for Egener. At Lightning General Manager Jay Feaster's request, Egener was moved up to the wing.
Johan Harju had a power play goal and six penalty minutes today in Lulea's 4-3 victory over Mora. "Big Joe" is tied for third in the Elitserien in goals with 6 in 9 games. His 3 power play goals is tied for second in the league.
Andreas Holmqvist had an assist and two penalty minutes in Frolunda's 5-0 win over Farjestads.