Erik Erlendsson covers the Tampa Bay Lightning for The Tampa Tribune.
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Who’s not in the lineup for Norfolk and probably coming to Tampa
Posted Apr 8, 2009 by Erik Erlendsson
Updated Apr 8, 2009 at 09:14 PM
Judging from the box score for Norfolk’s game tonight against Scranton Willkes-Barre, it looks like the Lightning are calling up a pair of defensemen. The Admirals have dressed just four defensemen for the game - Mike Lundin, Darryl Boyle, Mike Knight and Geoff Kinkade. The two names absent that should be there are Ty Wishart and Kevin Quick.
If that’s the case, and those two are indeed being recalled, then David Koci may just stay at forward, where he practiced today. So Quick and Wishart would join Lukas Krajicek, Noah Welch, Matt Smaby and Vladimir Mihalik will make up the blue line against Washington. Think Alex Ovechkin, Alex Semin and Nicklas Backstrom are licking their lips just thinking about that?
Now, Quick, along with goaltender Riku Helenius, have been loaned to Elmira of the ECHL for their postseason. But since Helenius is playing tonight for Norfolk, I’m going to figure that Quick is not on his way to Elmira but instead has probably already touched down in Tampa and could very well be in his hotel room at the Embassy Suites right now with Wishart.