Up and Down take two
Brian Eklund is being returned to Springfield of the AHL after last nights performance. Nick Taransky will be joining him on his voyage back to the AHL...
However, that doesn't seem to mean Sean Burke is ready to go. Gerald Coleman has been recalled from the Falcons. Coleman has played 6 games and 355 minutes, he has a 3.21 GAA and .895 Save percentage while compiling a 3 and 2 record.
One has to wonder though if this move is simply for depth or what? Was Tortorella that unimpressed with Eklund's performance (19 shots faced, 16 saves)? Are the Lightning so confident that Burke will be back soon that they'd rather have Eklund's backup as John Grahame's backup in Tampa and Brian getting a workout in Springfield? Does this address poor play by Martin St. Louis, Rusland Fedotenko and a sub par defense that seems to lack a physical presence?
More questions than answers but Coleman is coming to town - for whatever length of time that happens to be. He did not get a start during the pre-season with the Bolts, and it's another question if he will see playing time during this tenure in Hockeybay.