TAMPA — With defenseman Anton Stralman day to day with a lower-body injury, the Lightning on Friday recalled Jan Rutta from AHL Syracuse.
Rutta has been called up twice before since Tampa Bay acquired him in a trade with Chicago on January 11. Both times were when other defensemen were injured and Rutta’s presence was a precaution in case the Lightning needed him.
Rutta has played 18 games with Syracuse in the AHL. He has three goals and eight points.