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Lightning recall Barberio, reassign Taormina

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The Tampa Bay Lightning recalled defenseman Mark Barberio from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League and reassigned defenseman Matt Taormina to the Crunch.

Barberio, 23, has eight goals and 40 points to go with a plus-7 rating in 70 games with Syracuse this season, leading all Crunch defensemen in goals, assists and points.

Barberio was a sixth-round pick by the Lightning in 2008, and has 30 goals, 132 points and 111 penalty minutes in 212 career AHL games.

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