The Springfield Falcons have signed C Justin Kelly and LW Randy Rowe.
The Springfield Falcons will be without the services of veteran center Eric Perrin next season. Perrin, who spent last year playing for the Hershey Bears, has opted to leave North America to play for Bern in the Swiss NLA. Veteran Falcons winger Shane Willis is also reportedly considering an offer to play in Switzerland this season. Perrin joins Lightning property Eero Somervuori in Switzerland. Somervuori left SM-liiga club Karpat for Ambri-Piotta at the end of the Finnish leagues season.
The Tampa Bay Lightning signed four players August 18 that will likely spend the majority of the 2005-06 season with AHL Springfield. Returning to the Falcons are 2004-05 Springfield MVP goalie Brian Eklund, center Jason Jaspers, and late-season acquisition right wing Jim Campbell. Also joining the Falcons is former OHL scoring star Norm Milley (pictured), a right winger who hails from the Buffalo Sabres organization.
The Lightning have announced the team has traded veteran center Jarrod Skalde to the Phoenix Coyotes for center Jason Jaspers.
Skalde was one of the free agent flops for the Falcons last season and played just 15 games in a Falcons jersey before being loaned to Phoenix's farm team the Utah Grizzlies in echange for Jason Jaspers being loaned to the Falcons. Yesterday's trade now formalizes each players' place in their respective organizations.
After a six game stint with Johnstown (ECHL), the Springfield Falcons announced Monday afternoon that winger Adam Henrich has been recalled.
The Springfield Falcons, American Hockey League affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning, today announced that left wing Adam Henrich has been recalled to the club from the Johnstown Chiefs of the ECHL.
Henrich scored two goals among three points and registered 15 penalty minutes in six games with Johnstown after being assigned from Springfield on Jan. 6. The 6-4, 238-pound forward, who will turn 21 on Wednesday, has posted 16 points (6g, 10a) in 34 games with the Falcons this season. Henrich was the Lightningâ€™s first selection (2nd round, 60th overall) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.