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Lightning Assign Goaltender Mike Smith to AHL Norfolk for Conditioning

The Tampa Bay Lightning have sent goaltender Mike Smith to AHL Norfolk on a conditioning assignment today, as announced by the team.

Smith has been recovering from a knee injury and has missed the last fifteen games.

With Dwayne Roloson and Dan Ellis already on Tampa Bay’s active roster, Smith has been assumed by many to be the odd-man out eventually, though nothing has been made certain to this point.

Today’s move, at the very least, buys general manager Steve Yzerman some time to continue to consider all options.

Smith, acquired by Tampa Bay in February of 2008 in the deal that saw forward Brad Richards head to Dallas, is in the final season of a two-year contract that carries a cap hit of $2.2-million.

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cainer4wingsglory's avatar

This bum is being paid 2.2 mil a season???

Posted by cainer4wingsglory on 01/20/11 at 02:36 PM ET

SYF's avatar

This bum is being paid 2.2 mil a season???

Posted by cainer4wingsglory on 01/20/11 at 12:36 PM ET

That just complicates negotiations with Howard - who’s currently earning $716,667 per CapGeek and he is UFA this summer.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 01/23/11 at 03:03 PM ET

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