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Lightning Reassign G Mike Smith to Norfolk

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning
<p>The Tampa Bay Lightning  have reassigned goaltender Mike Smith to the Norfolk Admirals of the American  Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman  announced.<br />
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Smith, 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, has played in 17 games with the Lightning this  season, posting a 10-5-0 record with a 3.20 goals-against average and a .883  save percentage. He recently played in two games with Norfolk during a conditioning stint.&nbsp;  While with the Admirals, Smith posted a 0-2-0 record with a 2.56 goals-against  average and a .900 save percentage.<br />
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A native of Kingston, Ontario, Smith has appeared in 157 NHL games  with the Lightning and Dallas Stars.&nbsp; Smith has accumulated a 64-65-18  record with a .905 save percentage and a 2.74 goals-against average. He was  named to the 2006-07 NHL All-Rookie Team.&nbsp; Prior to his assignment in Norfolk, he last played in  the AHL during the 2005-06 season with the Iowa Stars.&nbsp; That season he led  the league in assists with six, and ranked fourth in goals-against average with  2.50 and saves with 1,387.&nbsp; <br />
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Smith was acquired by Tampa Bay with Jeff Halpern, Jussi Jokinen and a fourth  round pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft from Dallas in exchange for Brad  Richards and Johan Holmqvist on February 26, 2008.&nbsp; He was drafted by the  Stars in the fifth round, 161st overall, in 2001.</p>
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