Tampa Bay Lightning reduce preseason roster to 29

Yesterday's news about Radek Smolenak and Carter Ashton was only the first step as the Bolts whittled away their lineup during last night's scrimmage with the Norfolk Admirals.  The Bolts cut 11 players total, waiving Blair Jones and Martins Karsums in order to send them to Norfolk.

Others cut are:

Goaltenders Dustin Tokarski, Riku Helenius and Jaroslav Janus (who is unsigned); Defensemen: Vladimir Mihalik and Ty Wishart; Forwards - Juraj Simek, Paul Szczechura and Dana Tyrell.

The Bolts will make final cut downs sometime after their game in Atlanta versus the Thrashers tomorrow evening.

FORWARDS
No. Name HT WT DOB Born
15 ASHTON, Carter 6-3 205 4/1/91 Winnipeg, Manitoba
27 BOCHENSKI, Brandon 6-0 193 4/4/82 Blaine, Minnesota
34 CRAIG, Ryan 6-2 220 1/6/82 Abbotsford, BC
57 DeCOSTE, Kyle 6-1 178 6/30/90 London, Ontario
9 DOWNIE, Steve 5-11 200 4/3/87 Newmarket, Ontario
74 FADDEN, Mitch 6-0 174 4/3/88 Victoria, BC
17 FEDORUK, Todd 6-2 240 2/13/79 Redwater, Alberta
18 HALL, Adam 6-2 201 8/14/80 Kalamazoo, Michigan
11 HALPERN, Jeff 6-0 195 5/3/76 Potomac, Maryland
47 HUTCHINGS, Alex 5-10 173 11/7/91 Burlington, Ontario
49 JONES, Blair 6-3 210 9/27/86 Central Butte, Saskatchewan
44 KARSUMS, Martins 5-10 192 2/26/86 Riga, Latvia
28 KONOPKA, Zenon 6-0 215 1/2/81 Niagara on the Lake, Ontario
48 LAWRENCE, Chris 6-4 212 2/5/87 Toronto, Ontario
4 LECAVALIER, Vincent 6-4 223 4/21/80 Ile Bizard, Quebec
12 MALONE, Ryan 6-4 215 12/1/79 Pittsburgh, PA
53 MCLEAN, Brett 5-11 185 8/14/78 Comox, British Columbia
16 MILLER, Drew 6-2 185 2/17/84 Dover, New Jersey
71 PANIK, Richard 6-2 203 2/7/91 Martin, Slovakia
46 SIMEK, Juraj 6-1 189 9/29/87 Presov, Slovakia
52 SMOLENAK, Radek 6-2 180 12/3/86 Prague, Czech Republic
61 SOINTU, Matias 5-10 154 2/10/90 Tampere, Finland
26 ST. LOUIS, Martin 5-9 185 6/18/75 Laval, Quebec
91 STAMKOS, Steven 6-0 176 2/7/90 Markham, Ontario
38 SZCZECHURA, Paul 5-11 175 11/30/85 Brantford, Ontario
13 TANGUAY, Alex 6-1 189 11/21/79 Ste-Justine, Quebec
36 TUKONEN, Lauri 6-2 198 9/1/86 Hyvinkaa, Finland
42 TYRELL, Dana 5-10 185 4/23/89 Airdrie, Alberta
19 VEILLEUX, Stephane 6-0 190 11/16/81 St. Georg, Quebec
43 WRIGHT, James 6-3 175 3/24/90 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
DEFENSEMEN
No. Name HT WT DOB Born
50 BARBERIO, Mark 6-0 201 3/23/90 Montreal, Quebec
6 FOSTER, Kurtis 6-5 220 11/24/81 Carp, Ontario
21 HALE, David 6-2 213 6/18/81 Colorado Springs, CO
77 HEDMAN, Victor 6-6 220 12/18/90 Ornskoldsvik, Sweden
58 JACKSON, Scott 6-4 213 2/5/87 Salmon Arm, BC
2 KRAJICEK, Lukas 6-2 196 3/11/83 Prostejov, Czech Republic
55 LASHOFF, Matt 6-2 205 9/29/86 East Greenbush, New York
39 LUNDIN, Mike 6-1 195 9/24/84 Burnsville, MN
14 MESZAROS, Andrej 6-2 218 10/13/85 Povazska Bystrica, Slovakia
56 MIHALIK, Vladimir 6-7 222 1/29/87 Presov, Slovakia
5 OHLUND, Mattias 6-3 220 9/9/76 Pitea, Sweden
51 QUICK, Kevin 6-0 175 3/29/88 Buffalo, New York
54 RANGER, Paul 6-2 215 9/12/84 Whitby, Ontario
32 SMABY, Matt 6-5 211 10/14/84 Minneapolis, Minnesota
8 WALKER, Matt 6-3 214 4/7/80 Beaverlodge, Alberta
3 WISHART, Ty 6-5 203 5/19/88 Comox, BC
GOALTENDERS
No. Name HT WT DOB Born
35 HELENIUS, Riku 6-3 202 3/1/88 Palkane, Finland
37 JANUS, Jaroslav 5-11 192 9/21/89
Presov, Slovakia
30 NIITYMAKI, Antero 6-1 195 6/18/80 Turku, Finland
41 SMITH, Mike 6-3 210 3/22/82 Kingston, Ontario
40 TOKARSKI, Dustin 5-11 185 9/16/89 Humboldt, Saskatchewan
45 ZADOR, Michael 6-2 172 5/8/91 Toronto, Ontario
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