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Roundup: Lightning, Canucks ink prospects, Jets name assistant GM

Aug 2, 2012, 5:04 PM EDT

Alexandre Mallet, 57th overall pick by the Vancouver Canucks, poses for a portrait during Day Two of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 23, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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We got a few tidbits of information to bring to your attention:

— Defenseman Dmitry Korobov has agreed to a two-year, two-way deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning, according to the team’s website.

Korobov had two goals and 20 points in 82 contests over three seasons with the KHL’s Minsk Dynamo. In 2011-12, he logged 18:52 minutes per game and ranked fourth on the team with a plus-12 rating.

Tampa Bay already has eight blueliners signed to one-way contracts and Korobov will probably begin his North American career in the minors.

— The Vancouver Canucks announced the signing of prospect Alexandre Mallet. He was taken by Vancouver with the 57th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Mallet had 81 points and 132 penalty minutes in 68 games last season with Rimouski Oceanic of the QMJHL. Oceanic had the seventh seed, but still made it to the the President Cup Final, thanks in part to Mallet’s 25 points in 21 postseason contests.

As the reported, Larry Simmons has been promoted to the role of assistant GM with the Winnipeg Jets. He was previously an assistant to the general manager, which involved him helping both GM Kevin Cheveldayoff and assistant GM Craig Heisinger.

Simmons involvement with the franchise dates back to before the Atlanta Thrashers’ first game.

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    • Mike Halford - Aug 3, 2012 at 12:42 PM

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