Tokarski: Is He Closer to The NHL Than Previously Thought?

Norfolk coach Darren Rumble said he was going with the goalie who showed more consistency and wins. With Dustin Tokarski and Riku Helenius both splitting time at the net, Tokarski has emerged lately as the go-to guy.

As Pete reported, Tokarski allowed one goal on 26 shots Friday against Binghamton, and shutout Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Wednesday. He’s currently tied for third among AHL rookies, and is ranked ninth among the league with 10 wins.

With that said, is Tokarski closer to the NHL than previously thought especially if the rumors of Mike Smith being shopped is factual? Currently, there is no comment about this from the Lightning, as an e-mail to the club was unanswered.

Please share your thoughts Lightning experts!