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Thursday's Elitserien Scores

Both Andreas Holmqvist and Johan Harju were scoreless in Frolunda's 2-0 win over Lulea. Holmqvist has settled in on Frolunda's top pairing so far this season while Harju played today at second line right wing for Lulea.

Keller to make Lightning Debut vs. Detroit

According to tampabaylightning.com, Lightning prospect Justin Keller will dress for the Bolts tonight against the Detroit Red Wings.

The club reports a lingering eye injury to Chris Gratton, as well as injuries to Ryan Craig (back) and Jason Ward (ankle), and the desire to sit Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis, and Brad Richards opened up three forward spots, but the club will dress just 10 forwards. Keller, who had 13 goals in an injury-plagued season for Springfield last year and 51 the year before in Kelowna to lead the WHL, flew to Detroit from Norfolk this morning to join the team for the morning skate.

Tonight's lineup, per TBL.com:

Hlavac-Prospal-Ouellet
Darche-Karlsson-Wanvig
Roy-MacDonald-Tarnasky
Keller

Ranger-Kuba
O'Brien-Lukowich
Lundin-Janik
Smaby-Lampman

Holmqvist
Denis

Tuesday's Superleague Scores

Vasily Koshechkin dropped to 2-4-0 on the season as Kazan fell to CSKA 3-1. Dimitri Kazionov was scoreless in the match for Ak Bars.

Evgeny Artyukhin was scoreless in Omsk's 1-0 shutout loss to Magnitogorsk.

Albert Vishnyakov did not play in Spartak's 1-0 win over Chelyabinsk.

Anton But had a goal and 2 penalty minutes in St. Petersburg's 3-1 loss to Cherepovets. Alexei Glukhov was scoreless for Severstal.

Tuesday's Elitserien Score

Johan Harju and Lulea suffered a 5-2 setback today to Brynas in their Elitserien opener. Harju played the game at first line left wing and was -1 with 3 shots on goal. He was also 71% on 17 draws.

The second round of the Elitserien is slated for Thursday.

Cunti Closer to being Cleared

The seemingly never-ending story of Swiss prospect Luca Cunti, St. Cloud State University, and the NCAA Clearinghouse has concluded another chapter and Cunti is one step away from full clearance because of it.

Bolt Prospects has been informed by the Lightning that the NCAA Clearinghouse has approved Cunti for Division I play "academically." The club considers this a major accomplishment on Cunti's part as it necessitated his cramming for and passing the GED.

According to the club, the last remaining hurdle is obtaining Cunti's amateur status through the Clearinghouse and he will be set -- finally -- to play Division I hockey this year for the Huskies. In the meantime, the Lightning reports Cunti is proceeding with his classes and training hard off and on the ice with St. Cloud.

Final approval could come within the next few days, but the club cautions there is "nothing in stone though just yet."

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