Lightning assign D Smaby to minors

TAMPA, FLORIDA (TICKER) —The Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday assigned defenseman Matt Smaby to Norfolk of the American Hockey League.

Smaby, who registered 12 penalty minutes in 14 games with the parent club in 2007-08, was held without a point in two contests this season.

The 24-year-old has skated in 19 games with Norfolk this season, recording two goals, three assists and 26 penalty minutes.

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Updated Sunday, Dec 7, 2008