Tampa Bay Lightning puts forward Ryan Craig on re-entry waivers; Karri Ramo shines
Just got off a plane from Toronto, so sorry if a bit late with this news. But the Tampa Bay Lightning has put forward Ryan Craig on re-entry waivers. We will know whether he clears by noon tomorrow. The claiming price is $15,000.
Not really a surprise given what Lightning coach Rick Tocchet has said lately about possible roster changes, and not a surprise given Craig has prospered for AHL Norfolk with seven goals. Craig did say when he was demoted he was going to work hard to get back to the NHL and hoped it would be with the Lightning.
There was no word on a corresponding move yet by Tampa Bay to clear room on the roster. The team is at the limit of 23, though defenseman Paul Ranger is on an indefinite leave of absence for a personal matter. Also, wing Drew Miller, with zero points in 13 games, played just four minutes in Tuesday's victory over the Maple Leafs.
Whatever happens, good for Craig, who is one of the best people you can meet and a tough kid who plays in front of the net, takes faceoffs and kills penalties.
And in a bit of unrelated news, former Lightning goalie Karri Ramo was named the KHL's top goaltender for October. Ramo had seven wins in 11 games for Avangard Omsk with two shutouts, a 1.92 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage.