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The Lightning traded minor league defenseman Dan Jancevski to the Stars for minor league right wing Junior Lessard. Lessard has been assigned to AHL Norfolk.

Lessard, 27, played 36 games with AHL Iowa with 10 goals, six on the power play, and 21 points. He led Iowa last season with 27 goals, 52 points and 12 power-play goals. He tied for third with 25 assists. He has played eight career games with the Stars from 2005-08. He has two goals and 14 penalty minutes.

Lessard, an undrafted free agent, will give the Admirals, who are struggling to score goals, more depth up front.

Norfolk General manager Claude Loiselle said it was difficult giving up Jancevski, who was a character player and the team's captain, but the need for offense was too great with the Lightning having called up Kyle Wanvig.

Said Loiselle: "We had to make a move.''

[Last modified: Sunday, August 16, 2009 4:38pm]


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