The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled forward Pierre-Cedric Labrie (PEE-air SEHD-rihk lah-BREE) from the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League today, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced. The Lightning also reassigned defenseman Evan Oberg to the Admirals.
Labrie, 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, has appeared in 29 games for the Admirals this season, recording six goals and 19 points with a plus-17 rating and 63 penalty minutes. Labrie is sixth on the team in points, ranks third in plus/minus as well as penalty minutes in 2011-12. He also ranks fourth in the AHL in plus/minus. In 93 games with Norfolk over the previous two seasons, Labrie has recorded 13 goals and 45 points with 211 penalty minutes.
A fifth-year professional, Labrie has appeared in 284 career AHL games between Norfolk, the Peoria Rivermen and the Manitoba Moose. In those games, he has scored 31 goals and 85 points with 483 penalty minutes.
An undrafted forward, Labrie was originally signed by the Vancouver Canucks on July 9, 2007. Vancouver traded him to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for forward Yan Stastny on March 3, 2010.
Oberg was recalled to the Lightning on December 29 and did not see any game action. He has joined the Lightning on five occasions since being acquired by the Lightning with Mike Kostka from the Florida Panthers on December 2 in exchange for James Wright and Mike Vernace.