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Tampa Bay Lightning goaltending prospect Jaroslav Janus to play in Europe

The solution to the Lightning's glut of AHL goaltending prospects is to allow Jaroslav Janus to play in Europe.

Assistant general manager Julien BriseBois said Thursday that the team and Janus "mutually agreed the best thing … is for him to play as many games as possible next year. We told the agent we would help any way we could to help achieve that. I think they're looking in Europe."

Janus, a sixth-round pick in 2009, has yet to sign a European contract, BriseBois said. Janus' agent could not be reached.

Janus, 22, was 23-8-2 with a 2.36 goals-against average and .914 save percentage in 34 games last season for AHL Norfolk. But with Dustin Tokarksi, 22, and Riku Helenius, 24, also expected next season to vie for playing time with the organization's new affiliate in Syracuse, N.Y., there won't be enough games to go around.

As a restricted free agent, Tampa Bay retains Janus' rights.

"We get to follow him for a year and re-evaluate where everyone stands a year from now," said BriseBois, who added the team is not writing Janus off.

"Considering how he played last year and considering his age and athletic ability, he's someone who might play in the NHL and someone we're still interested in working with."

Defenseman signs: Defenseman Dmitry Korobov signed a two-year, two-way contract, the team said. Korobov, 23, had a goal and 11 points, averaged 18:52 of ice time and was plus-12 in 39 games last season for Dynamo Minsk of Russia's Kontinental Hockey League. The 6-foot-3, 230-pounder is expected to start the season with Syracuse.

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltending prospect Jaroslav Janus to play in Europe 08/02/12 [Last modified: Thursday, August 2, 2012 8:11pm]
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