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Glukhov Lone Scorer of the Day in Russia

Alexei Glukhov assisted on Khimik's 4th goal today in a 6-5 loss to SKA St. Petersburg. The helper is just the second point of Glukhov's season. All other Lightning prospects went scoreless for this tour with one game to be played tomorrow between Lada Togliatti and Salavat Yulayev.

Linkopings Opens Season With Victory

Fredrik Norrena stopped 32 of 34 shots today as Linkopings defeated Lulea 3-2 in its Elitserien opener. Defenseman Andreas Holmqvist played sparingly for the club on its fourth defensive pairing. He did not register a point.

Lascek Named QMJHL Offensive Player of the Week

Chicoutimi Sagueneens right winger and 2005 Lightning fifth round pick Stanislav Lascek was named [url=http://www.lhjmq.qc.ca/lang_en/index.php?page=232&id_nouvelle=801] QMJHL Offensive Player of the Week [/url] yesterday by the league. Lascek scored four goals while assisting on five others for a total of nine points in four games over the past week. Saturday, he scored a natural hattrick against the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, which included a short-handed goal. Furthermore, while playing on a line with Sabres first rounder Marek Zagrapan, he scored one goal and one assist to help Chicoutimi defeat the Quebec Remparts 4-0 at the Georges-Vézina Center.

Rogers to Take Less??

Cristodero [url=http://www.sptimes.com/2005/09/27/Lightning/Lightning_ponders_19_.shtml]reports in today's Times Andy Rogers may be willing to settle for 600K per on his rookie contract in order to stay with the Lightning this year.[/url] If Rogers were to be sent back to junior he would only receive a couple hundred dollars stipend for meals. "Taking less" in this case involves making $5,487.80 a game. No one will ever accuse young Mr. Rogers of being dumb.

Cristodero: The Real Showdown Is On Defense

In today's St. Pete Times, Damian Cristodero [url=http://www.sptimes.com/2005/09/26/Lightning/Defensemen_in_fight_f.shtml]writes Evgeny Artyukhin's place on the Lightning's roster is short lived[/url] and that the final battle is a showdown between Andy Rogers and Timo Helbling for the final defenseman spot in Tampa. Crisdotero goes on to mention Rogers' need for a contract if he is to be retained in Tampa.
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