The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned goaltender Cedrick Desjardins to Norfolk of the American Hockey League, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced.
Desjardins, 6-foot, 192 pounds, played in two games with the Lightning after being recalled on December 20, making his NHL debut and earning his first win Thursday against Montreal (27 saves on 28 shots). He made 34 saves on 35 shots faced in a 2-1 overtime win against the New York Rangers last night. In his two games, Desjardins posted a 2-0-0 record with a .964 save percentage and a 1.00 goals-against average.
A native of Edmunston, New Brunswick, Desjardins has played in 18 games with the Admirals this season, posting an 12-5-1 record with a 2.63 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage.
Last season he led the AHL in goals-against average, ranked second in shutouts, fourth in wins and was tied for sixth in save percentage. His success earned him an appearance in the 2010 AHL All-Star Classic, in which he was named top goaltender during the skills competition, as well as landed him on the 2010 AHL Second All-Star Team following the season.
Desjardins went undrafted and was signed as a free agent by Montreal on March 7, 2008.