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NHL Preseason Game Night: 9-17-19 Hurricanes at Lightning

Prospect-heavy lineup drops preseason opener.

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Scott Wedgewood allowed 3 goals on 37 shots for the loss.

First Period
1:19 CAR McCormick (1), (Gibbons)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
5:53 CAR Wallmark (1), (McGinn, Martinook)(PP)
9:55 CAR Markison (1), (Geekie)

Ugly performance for the young Lightning, who were thoroughly outplayed and outshot 37-15.

If you're trying to read tea leaves though about who's getting an extended look in camp, Cal Foote got a team high 21:12 of ice time.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

Crunch Ink Shalagin to 1 Year AHL Deal; Exercises Option on Valleau

SYRACUSE, N.Y. ­­– The Syracuse Crunch have signed forward Mikhail Shalagin to a one-year AHL contract, general manager Stacy Roest announced today. The team has also picked up the one-year option on defenseman Nolan Valleau.

Shalagin, 19, skated in 43 games with the MHK Spartak Moskva of the MHL last season tallying 75 points (48g, 27a) with a plus-31 rating, earning MHL MVP honors. His 48 goals set a new league record for the most in one season. The 6-foot-4, 185 pound forward also appeared in four games with the Moscow Spartak of the KHL and seven with the Khimik Voskresensk of the VHL tallying two goals.

Shalagin was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the seventh round, 198th overall, at the 2019 NHL Draft.

Valleau, 26, skated in 68 games with the Crunch last season earning three goals and 17 assists along with a plus-20 rating. He also played in seven games with the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL posting four points (2g, 2a).

Bolts Add Size Up Front; Sign Maroon to 1 Year Deal

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent forward Pat Maroon to a one-year contract worth $900,000, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.

“We’re very pleased to add Pat to our organization today,” BriseBois said. “He brings size and physicality to our group as well as significant playoff experience. We expect Pat’s to be a great addition to the roster.”

Maroon, 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, won the Stanley Cup last season as a member of his hometown St. Louis Blues. He skated in 74 regular season games with the Blues, recording 10 goals and 28 points to go along with 64 penalty minutes. Maroon also played in 26 Stanley Cup Playoff games, registering three goals and seven points while winning his first Stanley Cup.

The St. Louis native has played in 449 career NHL games with the Blues, Anaheim Ducks, Edmonton Oilers and New Jersey Devils notching 88 goals and 206 points. He has skated in 73 career playoff games, recording 16 goals and 34 points

Maroon is reunited with his former junior coach Jon Cooper, where the two worked together with the St. Louis Bandits of the NAHL during the 2006-07 season and won the Robertson Cup. He was named to the NAHL First All-Star Team.

Maroon was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the sixth round, 161st overall, of the 2007 NHL Draft.

Bolts Ship Adam Erne to Detroit

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired a 2020 fourth-round draft pick from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for forward Adam Erne, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.

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