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Lightning recall Bournival, Conacher from Syracuse

The forwards have appeared in 17 and eight games with Tampa Bay this season, respectively

by Press Release / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled forwards Cory Conacher and Michael Bournival from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced on Wednesday.

Conacher, 27, has skated in eight games with the Lightning this season, posting a goal and two points to go along with four penalty minutes. He has skated in 149 career NHL games with the Lightning, Ottawa Senators, Buffalo Sabres and New York Islanders, amassing 20 goals and 60 points.

The Burlington, Ontario native has played in 54 games with the Crunch this season, collecting 16 goals and 56 points, including five power play tallies. He ranks tied for first on Syracuse for points and is second for assists. Conacher was signed as a free agent by the Lightning on July 13, 2016.

Bournival, 24, has appeared in 17 games with the Lightning this season, recording a goal and two points to go along with two penalty minutes. The Shawinigan, Quebec native made his Bolts debut on December 1 against the St. Louis Blues, logging 6:37 of time on ice. He has skated in 106 career NHL games with the Montreal Canadiens and Lightning, tallying 11 goals and 21 points to go along with 24 penalty minutes.

The 5-foot-11, 198-pound forward has skated in 36 games with the Crunch this season, notching seven goals and 17 points to go along with 18 penalty minutes. Bournival has also recorded two shorthanded goals, ranking tied for second on Syracuse.

Bournival was signed as a free agent by the Lightning on July 1, 2016.

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