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Old 07-26-2013, 11:50 AM
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According to the KHL's Dynamo Riga, goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis has signed his first contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning and will be coming to North America this season.

Gudlevskis, 20, was a 2013 fifth round pick of the Bolts out of the Riga organization. He slots into the Lightning depth chart at No. 5 behind NHLers Ben Bishop and Anders Lindback, and projected AHLers Cedrick Desjardins and Riku Helenius. Both Desjardins and Helenius must pass through waivers to be assigned to AHL Syracuse, so Gudlevskis provides some insurance. At the least, he takes the spot occupied by Pat Nagle in the organization. Nagle, who backed up Desjardins for the majority of the playoffs last year in Syracuse, was not re-signed.

At 6-foot-4, Gudlevskis was impressive at the Lightning's recent prospect development camp, building upon his solid showing at this past spring's World Championships for Latvia. He was expected to return to Riga and see time with their KHL squad. He got in two games last year, posting a .921 save percentage. He posted a .927 save percentage and 2.09 goals against average in 56 games for HK Riga in the MHL last season.

We rank Gudlevskis as the Lightning's No. 23 prospect.

The Lightning have yet to confirm the signing.

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Old 07-26-2013, 12:08 PM
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Do you think they are waiting to announce so they can confirm he won't be held up ala Suri?
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:02 PM
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There's a bit lost in Google translation, but the article is saying that Riga has released him from the final year of his contract, which essentially paves the way for him to sign with TBL. There's no official word yet because I don't he he has actually signed with TBL. Just rumored at this point. But this is clearly the first big step.
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:11 PM
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Big trouble in Little China for Riku Helenius, IMO.
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Big trouble in Little China for Riku Helenius, IMO.
Or, maybe Riku told management he wanted nothing to do with the renowned Frantz. Of course that was before the signing of the college goalie coach - in the wings for the bolts!
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Big trouble in Little China for Riku Helenius, IMO.
And CD. Neither of them were great last year, they were average. They just had a great team in front of them.

If either one, or both, falter they may throw Kristers in for a game to see what he can do in the AHL(provided he doesn't wet himself in the ECHL).
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:09 PM
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CDJ is BriseBois' boy. Unless he totally craps the bed he's untouchable.

Helenius, on the other hand, I could see being re-exhiled to Europe if he doesn't look absolutely stellar in camp.
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