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As expected, Tampa Bay Lightning reassigns defenseman Mathieu Roy to AHL Norfolk



With defenseman Matt Smaby (ankle) healthy enough, defenseman Mathieu Roy was reassigned to AHL Norfolk.

Here is the announcement from the team:

The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned defenseman Matt Roy (WAH) to the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League today, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced.

Roy, 6-2, 215 pounds, played in four games with Tampa Bay this season.  He was recalled from Norfolk on November 18 and appeared in three games.  Roy has played in 13 games with the Admirals this season, recording two goals and 11 points with a plus-3 rating.  Despite spending time with the Lightning he still ranks second among Norfolk defensemen for points.

A native of St. Georges, Quebec, Roy has played in 65 career NHL games, notching two goals and 13 points.  He has also skated in 269 career AHL games with Norfolk, Syracuse, Rochester, Springfield, Hamilton, Edmonton and Toronto, amassing 18 goals and 106 points.  He was named to the Canadian AHL All-Star Team for the Rbk Hockey AHL All-Star Classic during the 2006-07 season.

Roy was drafted by Edmonton in the seventh round, 215th overall, of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft and was signed by Columbus as a free agent on July 14, 2009.  He was signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent on July 29, 2010.

[Last modified: Sunday, January 2, 2011 12:15am]


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