Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Lightning Without Smith

It turns out that Mike Smith hasn't left with the Lightning on their current road trip, which includes games tonight and tomorrow against the Islanders and Penguins. Smith is listed as out day-to-day with an upper body injury, although the injury hasn't fully been disclosed, we could only assume at this point that it's minor. This likely will mean that Karri Ramo will take the reins on this road trip and Riku Helenius will back him up.

Smith, a Draft pick of Wes', has had a pretty good season, despite the turmoil of the Lightning, registering 14 wins, 2 shutouts and an assist in his first starting job. For Wes, he'll need Smith to make that jump back into the race for the money, as he stands 14 points out of 9th place.

Click here to see an updated injury page.

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