Lightning recalls defenseman Jan Rutta

Anton Stralman is day to day with a lower-body injury.
The Lightning has recalled defenseman Jan Rutta, pictured here playing for the Chicago Blackhawks during a 2018 game. [AP Photo/Chris Szagola]
The Lightning has recalled defenseman Jan Rutta, pictured here playing for the Chicago Blackhawks during a 2018 game. [AP Photo/Chris Szagola]
Published March 8
Updated March 8

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.

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