LOS ANGELES â€“ The Los Angeles Kings have traded goaltender Ryan Munce to the Tampa Bay Lightning for a fourth-round draft choice in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced Saturday.
Munce, 21, has played in 17 games this season with Reading of the ECHL and has a 5-6-4 record, a 3.30 goals-against-average and a .884 save percentage. He was most recently with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League but had not appear in a game with the Monarchs this season. He was originally selected by the Kings in the third-round (82nd overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
According to Erlendsson's blog, Dimitry Afanasenkov has been claimed off waivers by the Philadelphia Flyers, removing the rest of his annual $738K salary from under the Lightning salary cap. Center Andreas Karlsson did clear waivers however, but he will not be sent down to Springfield and will be in the lineup tonight against Montreal.
(Springfield Falcons release)
The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired center Daniel Corso from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for right wing Darren Reid, Executive Vice President and General Manager Jay Feaster announced.
Corso, a 5-foot-9, 190-pound native of Montreal, Quebec, has appeared in six games with the Philadelphia Phantoms of the American Hockey League this season. He has scored two goals and recorded four assists with an even plus/minus rating in his first season with the Phantoms. He spent the 2005-06 season with the Frankfurt Lions, recording 11 goals and 17 assists in 29 games. Corso ranked fourth on the team in points and goals.
The P.E.I. Rocket trades to the QuÃ©bec Remparts the player JONATHAN BOUTIN (85-03-28).
In return, the QuÃ©bec Remparts trade to the P.E.I. Rocket the players LOUIS-PHILIPPE LACHANCE (86-01-02), JEAN-FRANÃ‡OIS BERNARD (86-11-10) and their 2nd round pick choice of the 2005 entry draft.
LOUIS-PHILIPPE LACHANCE GP 41, G 1, A 12, Pts 13, PIM 40, + 16
JEAN-FRANÃ‡OIS BERNARD GP 6, W 2, L 4, GAA, 4.58, SAV% 0.878