Brett Connolly Photo by Linda Hamilton
Need another sign that the NHL lockout is looming without hope of being stopped? Teams were assigning players to the AHL in droves this morning, the Lightning included.
The following players were assigned to the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL:
Forwards: J.T. Brown, Cory Conacher, Brett Connolly, Danick Gauthier, Alex Hutchings, Tyler Johnson, Alex Killorn, Vladislav Namestnikov, Ondrej Palat and Richard Panik.
Defensemen: Mark Barberio, Radko Gudas, Dmitry Korobov, Charles Landry and Dan Milan.
Goaltenders: Dustin Tokarsaki, Riku Helenius and Pat Nagle.
As if that weren’t enough, JT Wyman was placed on waivers as well. He will be assigned to Syracuse on Saturday if he clears waivers at noon on Saturday.
Yup. This sucks. We should be prepping for training camps right now.