LIGHTNING RECALL TARNASKY & ARTYUKHIN FROM SPRINGFIELD
/ Tampa Bay Lightning
The 2004 Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled center Nick Tarnasky and right wing Evgeny Artyukhin from Springfield of the American Hockey League, it was announced by Executive Vice President & General Manager Jay Feaster.
Both players, who made their NHL debut in last Thursday's 6-0 win at Atlanta, will be available for tonight's game at the New Jersey Devils (7:30 p.m., Sun Sports, WDAE AM 620).
Artyukhin, 22, has skated in four games with the Falcons this season, recording two goals, an assist and four penalty minutes. He appeared in 62 games with Springfield in 2004-05, recording nine goals, 19 assists and 142 penalty minutes. A 6-foot-4, 254-pound native of Moscow, Artyukhin was selected in the third round, 94th overall, by the Lightning at the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
Tarnasky, 20, who has recorded two penalty minutes in four games with the Falcons this season, was selected in the ninth round by the Lightning at the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-2, 233-pound native of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta appeared in 80 games with Springfield last season, recording seven goals, 10 assists and 176 penalty minutes.