Last night's loss to the Boston Bruins did more to the Lightning than just humiliate them, it cost them RW Steve Downie. Downie is out indefinitely with what is described as an ankle sprain. From the report filed by Damian Cristodero at the St. Pete Times, it was originally believed that Downie had broken his ankle.
With the loss of Downie and the need for a top-six wing, the Bolts have recalled Johan Harju form the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL. Harju had been with the Lightning in mid November and recorded no goals and was a minus-4 in five games. He's been on fire as of late, earning player-of-the-week honors in the AHL.
The official recall release is below the fold.