New Lightning RW B.J. Crombeen is finally going to be playing hockey for a Florida team, just not the one we expected. Crombeen signed a lockout contract with the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL and played his first game in a 4-2 victory this evening.
Acquired from the St. Louis Blues over the summer, Crombeen has yet to play a game in a Bolts sweater. In the last three seasons in St. Louis, he had 15 goals in 32 points in 199 games. Add on 393 PIMs to round out the statistics.
His contract will allow B.J. to decide if he wants to continue playing on a week to week basis. The decision to start playing came as the lockout stretches on and since he missed 42 games last season with a shoulder injury.
Apropos of nothing, here is Crombeen and Adam McQuaid fighting.