Smaby Recalled

The Springfield Falcons have announced that defenseman Matt Smaby has been recalled to Tampa Bay of the NHL. In addition, forward Kyle Wanvig has been returned to the Falcons and goaltender Ryan Munce has been recalled from Johnstown of the ECHL.

Update:
Jonathan Boutin is in net tonight being backed up by Bryon Lewis, an emergency goaltender who was signed yesterday by the Springfield Falcons. This points to either an injury to Karri Ramo or a recall to Tampa Bay. Munce is still with Johnstown, apparently, playing backup tonight against Reading.

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Any word on an injured

Any word on an injured goalie or something of that nature? And I'd assume Munce would get the call over Cey because Cey can keep that team in the thick down there whereas Munce is swiss cheese in net.

Otherwise it makes no sense to have the guy 19th (yes, 19th) on the 8 man depth chart move up.

One of Springfield's

One of Springfield's goaltenders must be hurt because the Falcons also signed an emergency goaltender yesterday as well. Fortunately their game against Manchester was postponed due to snow.

Or, maybe, they've pulled Ramo up.

What exactly would they do

What exactly would they do with Ramo, IYO?

I can understand Smaby coming up, as honestly, he couldn't be much worse than Ranger has been at any point in the season, but Tampa is in the middle of fighting for the division/a playoff spot, so there's no room to give Ramo some test runs.

Any ideas?

Ranger hasn't been that bad.

Ranger hasn't been that bad.

Chad's thought is that the Lightning are choosing to call up their bluechippers now that the affiliation is being dissolved because the situation in Springfield may be pretty toxic the last 10 or so games of the season. There's probably some wisdom in that.

Toxic

The situation has been toxic in Springfield for 10 years now. That's not entirely the TB organization's fault, but I am positive that the environment in Springfield will change little over the remainder of this season.

The Falcons haven't had a .500 season since 98-99, and I can't think of a more toxic environment than playing for a perpetually pathetic team.

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