WDAE radio in Tampa
is reporting Eric Perrin
has made the Lightning's opening day roster.
"The sonofabitch has made the team," said Lightning Head Coach Tortorella, using the term as affectionaly as it can be used to describe Perrin. In fact, Tortorella told the press that for tonight's game, Perrin, thought to be a candidate for no better than the third forward line, will be placed with Vincent Lecavalier
and Vinny Prospal against Detroit.
ALSO: In Erik Erlendssonâ€™s Blog
on the Trib site, he says that Doug Janik
has also earned a roster spot and Andy Delmore could be put through waivers. Erlendsson also speculates that first-year pro Matt Smaby
may have passed Delmore on the depth chart.