Denis clears waivers; will report to Norfolk
As expected, goaltender Marc Denis cleared waivers at 12:01 p.m. today and has been re-assigned to the Lightning's AHL affiliate in Norfolk.
Denis told the Times Friday night that he would accept his assignment to Norfolk and look at it as a "new beginning."
He will join the Admirals on the road in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., where is expected to start on Monday.
Just a personal side note about Denis, things obviously didn't go well for him here. Whether he truly got a chance to prove himself this season is up for discussion. To his credit, in the dressing room, you could tell he was frustrated, but he never took it out on anyone.
On a day when general manager Jay Feaster wasn't made available to the media, Denis answered his personal cell phone on what was probably the most difficult day of his hockey career and talked very candidly about his situation and even offered some parting words before we hung up with each other.
"You'll see me again," he said
Also of note, Lightning coach John Tortorella switched up his lines for today's game against the Flyers, playing Chris Gratton and Marty St. Louis on Brad Richards' line and pairing center Vinny Lecavalier with Vinny Prospal and Mathieu Darche.