Call it a re-Roy
So, the Lightning claimed Andre Roy off re-entry waivers Saturday and he will be joining the team when it practices Monday at the St. Pete Times Forum. This will be an interesting situation. Roy was not playing much in Pittsburgh before he was sent to the minors, so we'll see how he does in the Lightning lineup. Expect him to play on the fourth line and expect him, at least in the short term, to bring some energy.
What will be interesting to see is how he handles his emotions and his role. It is great he throws body checks but he had a tendency to go a little haywire now and then and also take himself out of the team system which drove Torts crazy. And speaking of the coach, the two had a tumultuous relationship the last time around. Both have said all is forgiven, and Roy has said if he was back in Tampa he would gladly take anything Torts throws at him. We'll see.
For now, though, I think it is a worthy try.