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Tampa Bay recalls two forwards, reassigns four others

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The Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday recalled two players and sent four others back to the minors.

First, the Lightning recalled forwards Dana Tyrell and Brett Connolly from the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL.

In turn, Lightning vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman said the team reassigned forwards Mike Angelidis and Ondrej Palat, along with defenseman Andrej Sustr and goaltender Cedrick Desjardins to the Crunch.

Tyrell, 23, has played in 12 games with the Lightning this season, scoring a goal and two assists, plus four penalty minutes. He's a veteran of 116 career NHL games. He has five goals and eight points with 11 penalty minutes with the Crunch.

As for Connolly, 20, he's appeared in 67 games for the Crunch this season and will bring great offense to the Lightning, having scored 27 goals and 57 points with Syracuse this season. He's second on the Crunch in goals and points, and third for assists with 30. Eight of his 27 goals this season have come on the power play.

He spent most of last season with the Lightning, appearing in 68 games, scoring four goals and 15 points, as well as 30 penalty minutes.

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