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Falcons Assign 10 to Johnstown

The Springfield Falcons made their [url=http://www.falconsahl.com/detpages/pressbox2781.shtml]first cuts[/url] yesterday assigning 10 players to Johnstown of the ECHL. None of the players cut were Lightning prospects. The Falcons' roster now stands at 32 heading into their first official preseason game.

Dicaire Assigned to Springfield

Defenseman Gerard Dicaire [url=http://bolts.tbo.com/lightning/MGBIX0AD6EE.html]has been medically cleared to play and has been sent to Springfield[/url] to participate in Falcons' training camp. Dicaire was being treated for a neurological disorder which caused his nervous system to improperly regulate his blood pressure.

Zero Fans See Falcons Drop 7-2 Decision to Lowell

The 2005-06 Springfield Falcons looked a lot like the dreaded 2004-05 Falcons as Lowell broke open a 2-2 second period tie to beat Springfield 7-2 Tuesday night. The game, which was added late to the exhibition schedule, [url=http://www.masslive.com/springfield/republican/index.ssf?/base/news-1/1127894318249930.xml&coll=1] was played in an empty MassMutual Center[/url] and was described by Brandon Elliott as basically a scrimmage. Scoring for the Falcons, who dressed several tryout players, was Lightning prospect Zbynek Hrdel and tryout defenseman and former Ohio State Buckeye Doug Andress. Gerald Coleman and Jonathan Boutin continued their battle for depth chart supremacy with Coleman widening his lead by allowing two goals in his 30 minutes of action. Boutin allowed five to take the loss.

Rachunek Scores First Goal of the Season

Ivan Rachunek scored an unassisted 1st period goal today as Zlin defeated HC Chemopetrol 4-1 today in Czech Extraliga action. The point was the first of the season for Rachunek, a 2000 draft pick of the Lightning. Rachunek is also even in plus/minus rating with 14 penalty minutes through 8 games. Also in the Czech Republic, 2004 draft pick Jan Zapletal is scoreless through 3 games for Vsetin of the Extraliga. The former Regina Pat has an even rating with no penalty minutes thus far.

Glukhov Lone Scorer of the Day in Russia

Alexei Glukhov assisted on Khimik's 4th goal today in a 6-5 loss to SKA St. Petersburg. The helper is just the second point of Glukhov's season. All other Lightning prospects went scoreless for this tour with one game to be played tomorrow between Lada Togliatti and Salavat Yulayev.
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