Feb 11, 2013, 7:18 PM EDT
The Tampa Bay Lightning announced that forward Ryan Malone has been placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury.
In his place, the club has recalled Richard Panik from AHL Syracuse. Panik was Tampa Bay’s second-round pick (52nd overall) at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Details are minimal at the moment as to Malone’s injury, though Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports that Malone “apparently injured himself in some warmup game on Sunday.”
The injury is not believed to be serious.
The Lightning lost 5-1 to the Rangers on Sunday, and Malone was a late scratch for the contest (replaced in the lineup by Pierre-Cedric Labrie.)
Though he’ll likely return to the lineup soon, Malone could be a tough loss for the Lightning.
He often provided a physical net-front presence and a good nose for goal, scoring 4G-1A-5PTS through 10 games this season, including the game-winner against Ottawa on Jan. 25.
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Keeping pace with other West powers.
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Don’t worry, they won’t join the Washington Generals.
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Impressively, he returned to action in the second period.
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It doesn’t sound great for their would-be starter.
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Calgary releases a statement on the matter.
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The appetite to make a change seems to be growing.
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Detroit has lost its Wild Card spot.
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The once promising rookie was put on waivers by Ottawa.
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He’s scored in every New Jersey game since the Olympics.
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That’s on top of all the talent they traded away.
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Can Johan Franzen maintain his incredible post-Olympics pace?
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The 21-year-old is making the transition from the KHL.
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It helped lead St. Louis to its fourth straight win.
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Buffalo hasn’t been so bad lately, despite what the team looks like on paper.
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