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Lightning recall three players from Syracuse Crunch

Cory Conacher, Luke Schenn and Alexander Volkov will all join the Bolts before Wednesday's game vs. New Jersey

by Press Release /

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled forwards Cory Conacher and Alexander Volkov, as well as defenseman Luke Schenn from the Syracuse Crunch, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.

Schenn, 29, has played in six games with Syracuse this season, posting a team-best six assists and two penalty minutes. The 6-foot-2, 227-pound defenseman has skated in 734 career NHL games, collecting 30 goals and 145 points to go along with 545 penalty minutes. Last season, Schenn skated in 26 NHL games with the Anaheim Ducks and Vancouver Canucks, posting a pair of assists.

Conacher, 29, has skated in seven games with the Crunch this season, posting three goals and six points to go along with six penalty minutes. The Burlington, Ontario native ranks tied for second on the Crunch for both goals and points, while pacing the team for shots on goal with 27. The 5-foot-8, 185-pound forward has appeared in 189 career NHL games over six seasons, collecting 28 goals and 74 points. Last season, Conacher skated in one game with the Bolts, registering two penalty minutes.

Volkov, 22, has played in three games with Syracuse this season, notching three assists and two penalty minutes. The 6-foot-1, 191-pound forward has skated in 152 career AHL games, all with the Crunch over the past three seasons, posting 46 goals and 96 points. Volkov ranked fourth on the Crunch for goals (23) and fifth for points (48) during the 2018-19 season. The Moscow, Russia native was originally drafted by the Lightning in the second round, 48th overall, at the 2017 NHL Draft.

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