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Lightning Announce First Cuts

The Tampa Bay Lightning have announced 20 cuts from their training camp roster. The following players have been returned to their junior clubs: LW Justin Keller, Kelowna (WHL) D Vladimir Mihalik, Red Deer (WHL) The following prospects have been sent to Springfield of the AHL: G Jonathan Boutin G Morgan Cey G Gerald Coleman D Mike Egener LW Brandon Elliott D Brady Greco LW Adam Henrich RW Zbynek Hrdel LW Norm Milley LW Dennis Packard D Paul Ranger RW Darren Reid D Jay Rosehill C Jean-Francois Soucy C John Toffey The following professional veterans have been assigned to Springfield of the AHL: RW Jim Campbell LW Mitch Fritz D Harlan Pratt

Tobin Scoreless in Rimouski Loss

Mark Tobin managed just two shots on goal and an even rating for Rimouski in a 3-2 Tuesday night loss to the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. Tobin continues to receive solid ice time for a depleted Oceanic squad. Rimouski fell to 1-2 after the loss. They play their fourth straight home game Friday vs. Gatineau.

Game Night 9/20: Lightning at Canadiens (Exhibition)

As the old addage goes: some times you get the bear, and sometimes [url=http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/boxscore?gid=2005092010]the bear gets you.[/url] The Lightning will finish their road trip at Carolina on Thursday night.

Weekend QMJHL Wrap-up

After a slow start to their respective seasons, Lightning QMJHL prospects Mark Tobin and Stanislav Lascek had big offensive nights on Sunday as the opening weekend of the 2005-06 QMJHL season came to a close. After dropping a 5-0 decision to Quebec to start the year last Thursday, Tobin and Rimouski came back strong Sunday against Drummondville, winning 6-2. Tobin recorded two goals and an assist in the game to go along with two penalty minutes and a plus-two rating. Tobin’s first goal came five minutes into the second period and proved to be the game winner for Rimouski. He added a power play goal early in the third. L’Oceanic was outshot badly in the game, 48-22.

Ramo Strong in HPK Debut

After sitting out the first two games of the SM-liiga season behind starter Miika Wiikman, Kari Ramo made his debut appearance for HPK before a large TV audience in Finland. He did not disappoint. Ramo stopped 28 of 29 shots and was named third star of the game as HPK defeated Lukko 5-1. In addition to being recognized by the media, Ramo was also named man of the match by the fans voting via text message for the Ottelun Vakuuttaja. HPK is now 3-0 atop the SM-liiga table.
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