O'Brien Back In Springfield
After a one-week stint in the ECHL, Lightning prospect Doug O'Brien is back in the AHL. The Falcons issued the following release today:
Oâ€™BRIEN RECALLED TO FALCONS
Springfield, Mass. â€“ The Springfield Falcons, American Hockey League affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning, today announced that defenseman Doug Oâ€™Brien has been recalled to the club from the Johnstown Chiefs of the ECHL.
Oâ€™Brien, 20, has registered six points (1g, 5a) and 29 penalty minutes in 32 games with the Falcons this season. The rookie defenseman recorded two penalty minutes and was +2 in three games with Johnstown after being assigned to the team on Jan. 6. The native of St. Johnâ€™s, Newfoundland was selected by the Lightning in the sixth round (192nd overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
Oâ€™Brien will join the Falcons in time for the clubâ€™s games this weekend versus the Lowell Lock Monsters on Friday and the Worcester IceCats on Saturday at the Springfield Civic Center.