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Andrej Sustr makes NHL debut with Lightning

Mar 29, 2013, 7:24 PM EDT


New head coach Jon Cooper isn’t the only one making his debut for the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday. The Tampa Tribune’s Erik Erlendsson reports that towering defenseman Andrej Sustr will play his first NHL game as the Bolts face the New Jersey Devils.

The Bolts just recently signed the 6-foot-8 blueliner from the University of Nebraksa-Omaha (UNO).

Erlendsson reports that he’ll be one of seven defensemen dressed for tonight’s game, so it’s possible that he might not get a ton of ice time.

Considering how slim the team’s playoff hopes seem, it’s at least something to watch for … along with how their new coach fares.

(Sustr photo via UNO’s Web site.)

  1. valoisjoeybfeld69 - Mar 29, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    I’m sure our fellow commenter mathieug79 is happy about this news. mg79, please provide us with your astute reporting later about his debut. Enjoy!

    • tbbolts91 - Mar 29, 2013 at 9:17 PM

      That had to be one of the most obnoxious comments I’ve seen on this website.

      • theageofquarrel - Mar 30, 2013 at 6:38 AM

        Obviously you have never been on a Pit./Phi. story.

  2. jaybertx - Mar 30, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Sustr was a beast logging over 10 minutes of ice time in his debut!

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