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Prospects tournament in Michigan begins Saturday for Tampa Bay Lightning



The Tampa Bay Lightning is one of eight teams in a prospect tournament hosted by the Red Wings that begins Saturday in Traverse City Michigan. Other teams involved are the Wings, Hurricanes, Stars, Blues, Rangers, Wild and Blue Jackets.

Here is the announcement from the team:

With the 2010 NHL Prospects Tournament set to get underway with opening practices tomorrow in Traverse City, Michigan, and @TBLightning on Twitter will be the best places to get the most comprehensive coverage of all results and inside information. will offer full recaps of all games, team stats as well as behind-the-scenes insight provided by anonymous blogger, the “Lightning Insider”.  All the action will also be available in real time with live updates on Twitter (@TBLightning).

Tampa Bay will ice a roster of 21 players consisting of former draft picks and invitees.  The tournament will feature Tampa Bay, the Detroit Red Wings, Dallas Stars, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes, St. Louis Blues, Minnesota Wild and New York Rangers. It consists of four games each on Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday with each team playing each day.

The Lightning roster features 2010 first-round pick Brett Connolly as well as all other picks from this year’s draft. Also attending will be highly-regarded prospects Dana Tyrell, Richard Panik, Alex Hutchings, Carter Ashton and James Wright as well as Norfolk Admirals goaltending tandem Dustin Tokarski and Jaroslav Janus.

Schedule: Saturday -- vs. Blues, 6:30 p.m.; Sunday -- vs. Red Wings, 6 p.m.; Tuesday -- vs. Stars, 3 p.m.; Wednesday -- TBD based on record.


Goaltenders -- Jaroslav Janus, Dustin Tokarski. 

Defensemen -- Mark Barberio, Brock Beukeboom, Radko Gudas, Adam Janosik, Geoffrey Schemitsch, Teigan Zahn.

Forwards -- Andrew Agozzino, Carter Ashton, Brett Connolly, Mitch Fadden, Alex Hutchings, Brandon Hynes, Jonathan Lessard, Tim Marks, Richard Panik, Doug Rogers, Dana Tyrell, Marc-Olivier Vachon, James Wright.

[Last modified: Sunday, October 10, 2010 12:15am]


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