LIGHTNING ASSIGN ARTYUKHIN TO SPRINGFIELD
Artyukhin, 22 appeared in five preseason games with the Lightning, recording three goals and eight penalty minutes. A 6-foot-4, 254-pound native of Moscow, Artyukhin was selected in the third round, 94th overall, by the Lightning at the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
The Lightning will be off on Saturday, October 1 and will travel to Sunrise to face the Florida Panthers in their final preseason game on Sunday, October 2 (1 p.m.). The team's next scheduled practice is Monday, October 3 at 9 a.m. at the St. Pete Times Forum