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LIGHTNING REDUCE CAMP ROSTER BY 18

Tuesday, 09.19.2006 / 12:00 AM / Bolts Report
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LIGHTNING REDUCE CAMP ROSTER BY 18
39 PLAYERS REMAIN AS TEAM EMBARKS ON 2-GAME PRESEASON ROAD TRIP

The Tampa Bay Lightning reduced their training camp roster by 18 players today, it was announced by Executive Vice President & General Manager Jay Feaster. After today, 39 players remain in Lightning camp. Following are the 18 players who have been reassigned:

Pos. Name Assigned to
D John Adams Springfield (AHL) Camp
D Doug Andress Springfield (AHL) Camp
D P.J. Atherton Springfield (AHL) Camp
RW Marek Bartanus Owen Sound (OHL)
D Clayton Barthel Released from Tryout
G Jonathan Boutin Springfield (AHL) Camp
C Dan Cavanaugh Springfield (AHL) Camp
G Gerald Coleman Springfield (AHL) Camp
D Dane Crowley Swift Current (WHL)
LW Brandon Elliott Springfield (AHL) Camp
LW Adam Henrich Springfield (AHL) Camp
RW Zbynek Hrdel Springfield (AHL) Camp
LW Justin Keller Springfield (AHL) Camp
RW Stanislav LascekSpringfield (AHL) Camp
C Chris Lawrence Mississauga (OHL)
RW Darren Reid Springfield (AHL) Camp
D Jay Rosehill Springfield (AHL) Camp
LW Radek Smolenak Springfield (AHL) Camp

In addition to the cuts, defenseman Brady Greco underwent shoulder surgery on September 12 and is sidelined six to eight weeks.

The Lightning travel to Washington tonight in preparation for tomorrow night's preseason opener at the Capitals (7 p.m., AM 620 WDAE). The team then heads to Detroit to face the Red Wings on Friday (7:30 p.m., AM 620 WDAE). Saturday, September 23 is scheduled as a day off, and the Lightning will face the Dallas Stars in the preseason home opener on Sunday, September 24 (7 p.m., AM 620 WDAE).