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Lightning reassign RW Mark Parrish to Norfolk

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned right wing Mark Parrish to the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League today, Lightning Executive Vice President and General Manager Brian Lawton announced.

Parrish, a 5-foot-11, 200-pound forward from Bloomington, Minnesota, was recalled on February 14 and played in one game at the New York Rangers the same day.  He logged 13:53 in ice time and landed four hits with one blocked shot.  Parrish has played in 44 games with the Admirals this season, totaling 13 goals and 28 points. Parrish ranks tied for second on the club in points and fourth in goals.

A veteran of ten National Hockey League seasons, Parrish has appeared in 705 career NHL games with the Lightning, Florida Panthers, New York Islanders, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild and Dallas Stars, recording 216 goals and 169 assists in those games. Parrish, who appeared in the 2002 NHL All-Star Game, was originally drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the third round, 79th overall, in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. He is a six-time 20-goal scorer and reached the 30-goal plateau once.

Parrish, 33, appeared in 44 NHL games last season with the Stars, recording eight goals and five assists. Parrish has appeared in 48 career AHL games with the Admirals, Bridgeport Sound Tigers and the Beast of New Haven, scoring 15 goals and 29 points.

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