TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have assigned goaltender Karri Ramo and returned left wing Justin Keller to Norfolk of the American Hockey League today, Executive Vice President and General Manager Jay Feaster announced. After today’s cuts there are 26 players remaining in camp.
Ramo, 6-foot-2, 201-pounds, played in one game this preseason and earned a 4-3 win against the Detroit Red Wings. He posted a 3.00 goals-against average and a .870 save percentage. The sixth-round pick also posted a 1.12 goals-against average and a .964 save percentage in four training camp scrimmages.
Keller joined the Lightning from Norfolk on September 26 and played in his first preseason game against the Red Wings on September 27. In his one preseason game he logged 10:17 of ice time, landed two hits and recorded one shot on goal.
Both players will travel to meet the Admirals in Philadelphia as they prepare for a 1 p.m. game against the Phantoms on Sunday. The Lightning will visit the Dallas Stars on Saturday night in their final preseason game. They will open the regular season against the New Jersey Devils at the St. Pete Times Forum on Thursday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information call 813.301.6600.