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Falcons Sign Bombardir to PTO

The Springfield Falcons have announced the signing of defenseman Brad Bombardir to a professional tryout contract. The long time New Jersey Devil and Minnesota Wild alum brings a considerable amount of professional experience to the team with 356 games of NHL service to his credit. By inking the stay-at-home defenseman, the Falcons' roster has ballooned to 25 players, 9 of whom now are defensemen. The Falcons' season begins Saturday against the Portland Pirates.

Lascek Lighting It Up

Chicoutimi Sagueneens winger Stanislav Lascek moved into third place among QMJHL scorers Monday night with a goal and an assist in a 4-2 win over Gatineau. Lascek now has eight goals and six assists in six games and should easily surpass the 18 goals he scored last year. Since being shutout in his first game this season, Lascek has scored at least one goal and two points in his last five games. Against Gatineau, Lascek was plus-one and had two penalty minutes. His goal was score shorthanded, his league-leading third shorthanded marker of the year.

Shootouts Unkind to Ramo/HPK

For the second straight game Karri Ramo and HPK fell in a shootout as HPK was defeated 3-2 today by Blues. Ramo stopped 31 of 33 shots faced in regulation and the overtime session but saw his record fall to 1-1-2. AHL veteran Neil Little got the shootout victory. In 4 games Ramo has a 1.50 GAA and a .950 save percentage. Both are currently good for second in the SM-liiga statistically behind only Little.

Vishnyakov's Hot Streak Continues

The early season surprise of the Lightning's Russian prospects continued his torrid scoring pace today. Albert Vishnyakov scored two third period goals today as Dynamo knocked off Molot Perm 4-2. Also, in other action, Anton But scored a goal in Yaroslavl's 5-2 win over Chekov.

Rogers: Signed, Sealed and Sent Back to Junior?

620 WDAE [url=http://www.620wdae.com/localsportsstory.html?ID=20051003174714]is reporting defenseman Andy Rogers has been signed by the Lightning, and then promptly has been assigned to his junior club, Prince George of the WHL.[/url] The decision makes Timo Helbling the winner of the Lightning's #6 defenseman job. Erik Erlendsson of the Trib [url=http://bolts.tbo.com/lightning/MGBXY12ODEE.html]confirms the signing and subsequent reassignment.[/url]
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