The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled defenseman Vladimir Mihalik from the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League today, Executive Vice President and General Manager Brian Lawton announced.
Mihalik, 6-foot-7, 240 pounds, has played in 70 games with Norfolk this season, recording two goals and 17 points. He leads all Admirals defensemen, and is second overall on the team, in plus/minus rating with a plus-8. Mihalik also ranks third among Norfolk rearguards in points.
A native of Presov, Slovakia, Mihalik has played in 11 career NHL games, all with the Lightning last season. He has amassed three career points, all assists. Mihalik has played in 199 career AHL games, all with Norfolk, recording five goals and 48 points with a plus-13 rating.
Mihalik was drafted by the Lightning in the first round, 30th overall, of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.