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Prospects tournament



It starts tonight and runs through Tuesday

WHERE: Traverse City, Mich.

TEAMS: Lightning, Thrashers, Red Wings, Rangers, Blue Jackets, Stars, Wild, Blues.

LIGHTNING SCHEDULE: Sept 7 -- vs. Rangers, 7 p.m.; Sept. 8 -- vs. Red Wings, 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 9 -- No games; Sept. 10 -- vs. Thrashers, 6:30 p.m.; Sept. 11 -- TBA.


Forwards: Dustin Collins*, Ian Duval*, Mitch Fadden, Rob Klinkhammer*, Stanislav Lascek, Chris Lawrence, Colby Pridham*, Dean Ouellet*, Jason Reese*, Radek Smolenak, Daine Todd*, Colton Yellow Horn*

Defensemen: Dane Crowley, Justin Fletcher, Mike Lundin, Vladmir Mihalik, Andy Rogers, Michael Ward.

Goaltenders: Riku Helenius, Torrie Jung.

* -- free agent tryout.

Notable: Helenius is always intriguing, especially since he will play this season for WHL Seattle, his first in North America. ... Can Rogers stay healthy? That is as much a part of this season for him as his stats. ... Lawrence had 47 goals and 88 points last season for OHL Mississauga. Is this guy for real? ... Same question for Yellow Horn. Listed at 5-7, 175 pounds (the same height as Marty St. Louis but lighter), the left wing had 40 goals and 77 points in 59 games for WHL Tri-City.

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


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