The Tampa Bay Lightning reassigned defenseman Mike Egener to Springfield of the American Hockey League today, Executive Vice President and General Manager Jay Feaster announced, reducing the Lightning's camp roster to 26.
Egener, a 6-foot-4, 213-pound native of Lahr, Germany, played in one preseason game with the Lightning at Detroit on September 22. He logged 16:59 of ice time and landed three hits.
The Lightning will play their final home game of the preseason tonight against the Detroit Red Wings (7:30 p.m., AM 620 WDAE). It will be the only time the Lightning will face Red Wings this season. Tampa Bay will close out its preseason schedule on Saturday at Dallas (8 p.m., AM 620 WDAE) before opening the regular season on October 5 at Atlanta (7 p.m., SunSports, AM 620 WDAE). They will open their 2006-07 home schedule on October 7 against the Boston Bruins (7:30 p.m., SunSports, AM 620 WDAE).