Training Camp

Bolts Reassign Smaby, Konopka, Bochenski

Per the Tampa Tribune, following the Thursday's preseason game with the New York Rangers, the Lightning made 3 more roster cuts prior to leaving for Europe.

Tampa reassigned prospect defenseman Matt Smaby and forwards Zenon Konopka and Brandon Bochenski to the Norfolk Admirals training camp. Konopka and Bochenski will have to clear waivers before the reassignment is completed, and the these two will be placed on waivers Friday morning.

Lightning Send Six to Admirals Camp

Eric Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune is reporting that the Tampa Bay Lightning have made six training camp cuts following Saturday night's first preseason game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. All six are being sent the Norfolk Admirals training camp and will join the current roster which starts on Monday. The six players include Lightning prospects Blair Jones, Brandon Segal, Chris Lawrence, and Andy Rogers. The remaining two cuts include free agent invitees Jamie Heward and Sean O'Connor.

Heward had previously said that he if he could not make an NHL roster, he would return to Europe instead of playing North American minor league hockey. It is unknown if Heward will report to the Admirals training camp.

Admirals Announce Camp Roster

The Norfolk Admirals have announced their training camp roster that includes 11 forwards, 10 defensemen, and 3 goaltenders. Training camp opens Monday, and others will join the camp as cuts are made at the Lighting's main NHL camp in Tampa.

Forwards
Bracken Kearns, Justin Keller, Mathieu Curadeau, Mitch Fadden, Michael Field, Sean O'Connor, Peter Zingoni, Luciano Aquino, Jamie Thompson, Matt Auffrey and Brady Leavold

Defensemen
Darryl Boyle, Justin Fletcher, Kevin Quick, Jay Rosehill, Jason Beckett, Jay Holladay, Brent Henley, Scott Jackson, Chris Kaufman and Jeff May.

Goaltenders
Nick Boucher, Craig Kowalski and Mike McKenna

Players denoted in italics are attending camp as unsigned invitees. Fadden, Aquino, and May have earned camp invitations following their performance at the recent Traverse City Prospects Tournament.

Tyrell Rewarded With Camp Invite

Damian Cristodero is reporting that Lightning 2007 2nd round pick Dana Tyrell has received an invitation to join the Tampa Bay Lightning training camp after the Traverse City Prospect tournament concludes today.

For Fadden, Time Is Now

For Mitch Fadden, September will be the month that decides where he spends the next year. As the Lethbridge training camp begins, Tampa's 2007 4th round pick is still without a pro contract from the Lightning. After attending the Bolt's Prospect Camp in Victoria, BC last month, the Lightning still want to see more of Fadden before making a decision on where he spends the 2008-09 season.

In talking with the Lethbridge Herald, the WHL's sixth leading scorer was upbeat about the start of the Hurricane's camp, “It’s business as usual, everyone is excited to get back on the ice and we’re ready to start the season.”

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