Tampa Bay Lightning Release 2011-2012 Roster

In preparation for the season opener this Friday against the Hurricanes, the Lightning have formally trimmed their roster down to its final 23 players.

With the NHL season opening this upcoming weekend, the Tampa Bay Lightning have finally narrowed down and selected their final 23-man roster. They solved some problems by placing Mattias Ohlund on the Injured Reserve and by assigning  Dana Tyrell to Norfolk, leaving them with 14 forwards, 8 defense men, and 2 goalies on their roster.

In a bit of a surprise, top 2010 draft pick Brett Connolly made the opening day roster. Raw Charge expects him to be in the third line for the Bolts along with Dominic Moore and Ryan Shannon, although he might get sent back to Norfolk once Ohlund returns from the injured reserve. Only time will tell, as Connolly could force his way onto the roster for a more extended period of time.

Full roster below:

Forwards

14 CONNOLLY, Brett

9 DOWNIE, Steve

18 HALL, Adam

49 JONES, Blair

4 LECAVALIER, Vincent   

12 MALONE, Ryan

19 MOORE, Dominic

16 PURCELL, Teddy

11 PYATT, Tom

21 RITOLA, Mattias

22 SHANNON, Ryan

26 ST. LOUIS, Martin            

91 STAMKOS, Steven

44 THOMPSON, Nate

Defense

47 BERGERON, Marc-Andre

2 BREWER, Eric

7 CLARK, Brett

27 GERVAIS, Bruno

97 GILROY, Matt

77 HEDMAN, Victor

13 KUBINA, Pavel

5 OHLUND, Mattias

Goalies

32 GARON, Mathieu

30 ROLOSON, Dwayne

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