While both the Prince George Citizen and Gregg Drinnan of the Kamloops Daily News are reporting 2007 Lightning second rounder Dana Tyrell will join the AHL's Norfolk Admirals for the remainder of the season, Lighting General Manager Jay Feaster told BoltProspects an amateur tryout agreement is still being discussed between the NHL club and Tyrell's agent.
Feaster said the club will also attempt to negotiate a professional deal with Tyrell before next season. The ownership situation with the big club continues to make signings "tricky," however.
Tyrell finished the year with 25 goals and 40 assists for 65 points with the WHL's Prince George Cougars. The Cougars did not qualify for the playoffs.
In other Admirals news, the club has signed left wing Andy Contois to a professional tryout contract.
Contois, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound left wing from Marquette, Michigan, was an ECHL All-Star this season, winning the eventâ€™s fastest skater competition and scoring one goal and one assist in the All-Star Game.