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Ritola Declines AHL Assignment, Wants To Play In Europe

from Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times,

The Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday suspended right wing Mattias Ritola for not reporting to AHL Norfolk, and put him on unconditional waivers for the purposes of terminating his contract. Ritola said he will play in Europe “to get back to the NHL.”

The situation is not contentious. Ritola said he has “nothing bad to say” about his time with the Lightning, and general manager Steve Yzerman said he “understands where (Ritola) is coming from.” If Ritola, who was assigned to Norfolk last week, clears waivers Yzerman will work to terminate Ritola’s contract so he can move on.

“I don’t want to hold him back in his career,” Yzerman said.

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Ritola Deals With Meniere’s Disease

from Damian Cristodero of Lightning Strikes,

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Mattias Ritola knows he will be able to play tonight against the Bruins because, as of the morning skate, he had not heard the ringing in his ears or felt dizzy. Ritola has something called Meniere’s Disease that, basically, is caused by a build-up of fluids in the inner ear, which controls a person’s balance.

“I know when it’s coming,” Ritola said. “I can feel when it’s coming and it’s not here today.”

Ritola said he doesn’t experience the symptoms every day. “Maybe once or twice a week,” he said. Ritola also said he pretty much knows early in the day whether he is going to have an attack. For instance, he said he woke up before Tuesday’s game in Toronto and immediately knew he could not play. But the signs are not always immediately show up.

“It’s unbelievable,” Ritola said. “You can wake up and you don’t know if you can play or not. That’s the worst part. You don’t even know if you can practice. It’s been really frustrating.”

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Ritola Gets Two Games

via Erik Erlendsson tweet,

Two games for Ritola, not surprised. Matt Roy and James Wright being recalled from @NorfolkAdmirals

Matt Moulson of the Islanders was hit from behind last nigh by Ritola, who received a five minute major for boarding.

added 1:16pm,

TORONTO (November 18, 2010) – Tampa Bay Lightning forward Mattias Ritola has been suspended for two games and will forfeit $5,555.92 in salary for a charging incident that involved a hit from behind on New York Islanders player Matt Moulson in NHL game #257, last night, the National Hockey League announced.

      Ritola’s fine is based on his average annual salary and is calculated under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

      The incident occurred at 6:13 of the second period and Ritola was assessed a major penalty for charging.

      Ritola will miss tonight’s game at Philadelphia and at Buffalo on Saturday.  He is eligible to return November 22 against the Boston Bruins.

added 3:10pm, video of the hit can be watched below…

 

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The Bolts Beat, 10/19/10: Lightning on the Road and a Look Ahead, Plus NHL Officiating Issues & More

In the latest episode of The Bolts Beat, the boys discuss the Tampa Bay Lightning’s first road swing of the season and preview the week ahead for the Bolts, Jon’s “What the Hell Was That?” segment brings up an interesting debate on replay, major penalties and the like, Mike defends referees (a sure sign of the apocalypse) and much more.

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Wings Place Maltby And Meech On Waivers, Lose Ritola To Lightning

Kirk Maltby and Derek Meech are on waivers as of noon today and Mattias Ritola was claimed by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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