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Lightning Re-Call D Mike Lundin, G Riku Helenius From Norfolk

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled defenseman Mike Lundin and goaltender Riku Helenius from the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League today, Executive Vice President and General Manager Brian Lawton announced.

Lundin, 6-foot-2, 197 pounds, has played in four games with the Lightning this season, averaging 16:59 in ice time per game. Lundin has played in 110 career NHL games, all with Tampa Bay.  He has recorded eight career assists.  During his rookie season he represented the Lightning in the YoungStars Game held during All-Star Weekend at Philips Arena in Atlanta.  Last season he played in 25 games with Tampa Bay, recording two assists.

A native of Burnsville, Minnesota, Lundin has played in 27 games with the Admirals this season, recording two goals and 16 points. He currently leads all Norfolk defensemen in assists and points while ranking second in goals and third in plus/minus with a plus-1.

Lundin was drafted by the Lightning in the fourth round, 102nd overall, at the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Helenius, 6-3, 211 pounds, has played in 12 games with the Admirals this season, recording a 5-7-0 record with a .896 save percentage and a 2.75 goals-against average.  He made his NHL debut last season with Tampa Bay on January 30 against Philadelphia.  He made two saves in 6:52 of ice time in relief. 

A native of Palkane, Finland, Helenius made his professional debut last season with Norfolk, as well as the ECHL’s Augusta Lynx, Mississippi Sea Wolves and Elmira Jackals.  With the Admirals he posted a 9-15-0 record with a 2.72 goals-against average. 

Helenius was selected by Tampa Bay in the first round, 15th overall, at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

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