Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Lightning puts goalie Denis on waivers

The Lightning on Tuesday put goalie Marc Denis on waivers. If he is not claimed by noon today, he will be bought out of the final year of his contract.

In a buyout, Tampa Bay would be responsible for two-thirds of the $3-million Denis is owed on the last year of his deal. As it applies to the salary cap, the $2-million would be spread out over double the amount of years remaining, meaning $1-million will count next season and in 2009-10.

Denis, 30, a colossal bust after being acquired from the Blue Jackets in June 2006 in the Fredrik Modin deal, would become an unrestricted free agent.

BARBER RESIGNS: Bill Barber, who spent the past six seasons as the Lightning's director of player personnel, resigned, team spokesman Bill Wickett said. Barber, 56 next month, a Hall of Fame player for the Flyers and former Philadelphia coach, grew weary of the arduous travel associated with his job and wanted to spend more time with his family, Wickett said. Tampa Bay is expected to make a formal announcement today.

DUCKS OWNER SUSPENDED: The NHL indefinitely suspended Anaheim owner Henry Samueli after his guilty plea to a felony count of lying to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Commissioner Gary Bettman said the league will determine the length of the suspension after sentencing on Aug. 18. Samueli, 53, entered the guilty plea Monday. Prosecutors recommended five years' probation and a $12.2-million fine.

Maple Leafs: Forward Kyle Wellwood and goalie Andrew Raycroft were put on waivers.

Information from Times wires was used in this report.

Lightning puts goalie Denis on waivers 06/24/08 [Last modified: Saturday, June 28, 2008 11:03am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Life sentence for man convicted in killing of brother of Bucs' Kwon Alexander


    An Alabama man who shot and killed the 17-year-old brother of Bucs linebacker Kwon Alexander in 2015 was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday, the Anniston (Ala.) Star reported.

  2. Rays journal: Blake Snell continues roll in win over Cubs (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — It was still a game in the fifth inning when LHP Blake Snell walked the leadoff batter, then allowed a single. One swing by the Cubs' Ian Happ (22 home runs) could put a dent in the Rays' three-run lead.

    Blake Snell allows just two hits in pitching seven scoreless innings.
  3. Remember him? Numbers prove Ben Zobrist is one of greatest Rays of all time

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The first foray back to the Trop by the best manager the Rays have had obscured the second return visit by arguably the second-best player in franchise history.


    Chicago Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist (18) grounds into a double play to end the top of the third inning of the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.
  4. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Wednesday's Rays-Cubs game

    The Heater

    One success story of this lost season is the emergence of LHP Blake Snell as the frontline starter the Rays projected. After a rough start and two demotions, he has been rolling, Wednesday's solid seven innings making him 4-0, 2.57 in his past eight starts.

  5. Rays at Orioles, 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Camden Yards, Baltimore

    The Heater

    Tonight: at Orioles

    7:05, Camden Yards, Baltimore

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM; 680-AM (Spanish)

    Probable pitchers

    This is a 2017 photo of Matt Andriese of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team. This image reflects the 2017 active roster as of Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 when this image was taken. (AP Photo/David Goldman)