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Tampa Bay Lightning put goalies Louis Domingue, Mike Condon on waivers

Tampa Bay plans to send both goalies to the AHL if they clear waivers
The Lightning put goalie Louis Domingue on waivers Friday. [SHADD, DIRK | Tampa Bay Times]
Published Sep. 20
Updated Sep. 20

TAMPA — Louis Domingue’s time with the Lightning has ended, at least for now, maybe for good.

The team put goalies Domingue and Mike Condon on waivers on Friday. If they clear waivers, both will be assigned to the AHL. If that’s the case, Domingue becomes the third goalie in case of an injury. If he doesn’t clear, Domingue will move on to another organization.

It was an expected move, general manager Julien BriseBois said this was the plan last week. But this wasn’t Plan A.

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When the Lightning signed Curtis McElhinney to be the backup goalie on July 1, BriseBois expected to trade Domingue. At that point, BriseBois was looking ahead a year, seeing that the Lightning wouldn’t be able to afford Domingue when he contract is up next offseason. Even last week, BriseBois said a team called with interest in Domingue.

The 27-year-old revitalized his career with the Lightning in relatively limited playing time. Outside of the month Andrei Vasilevskiy was injured, Domingue only played 13 games last season.

Domingue re-established himself as a more-than-dependable backup last season. But now he once again finds himself odd man out and potentially headed to the AHL.

Condon was part of the Lightning’s trade with Ottawa for Ryan Callahan’s contract. At that point, the team already had a surplus of goalies but BriseBois liked Condon and Scott Wedgewood as an AHL tandem. That was when he thought he’d trade Domingue.

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