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Lightning Call Up Labrie, Mikkelson
Pierre-Cedric Labrie #20 plays the puck in the corner for the Syracuse Crunch in a game against the Adirondack Phantoms. Labrie was called up to the Lightning Wednesday along with defenseman Brendan Mikkelson. Photo Source: Scott Thomas

Lightning Call Up Labrie, Mikkelson

The Tampa Bay Lightning recalled forward Pierre-Cedric Labrie and defenseman Brendan Mikkelson, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced late Wednesday afternoon.

Yzerman sent down Labrie and Mikkelson on February 14 to the Syracuse Crunch, the Lightning’s American Hockey League affiliate, for conditioning assignments since they were not receiving much playing time in Tampa.

Syracuse won all seven games with Mikkelson in the lineup, as he recorded one assist and a plus-four rating.

 Pierre-Cedric Labrie #20 plays the puck in the corner for the Syracuse Crunch in a game against the Adirondack Phantoms. Labrie was called up to the Lightning Wednesday along with defenseman Brendan Mikkelson. Photo Source: Scott Thomas

Pierre-Cedric Labrie #20 plays the puck in the corner for the Syracuse Crunch in a game against the Adirondack Phantoms. Labrie was called up to the Lightning Wednesday along with defenseman Brendan Mikkelson.
(Photo Source: Scott Thomas)

Labrie registered three goals, two assists and a plus-five rating in seven games with the Crunch.

The move to bring Labrie back seems odd, considering that recent call-ups Alex Killorn and Richard Panik have played well on the offensive attack.

You have to wonder if the Lightning will actually play these guys now. They may end up pulling off another move or scratching one or both of them each game.

We shall see, so stay tuned!

Taylor Gaines
Tampa Bay Lightning fan pursuing a career as a journalist at the University of Florida.
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8 comments
JenNoble
JenNoble

If they don't play PC send him back!  We love him here in Syracuse.  Hopefully they play him more.  I think he has to clear waivers though and I don't know if he can.

TaylorGaines
TaylorGaines

 @JenNoble I can tell through the Crunch's coverage on Youtube, their website, etc. that PC is a fan favorite up there! Hopefully, he'll be able to valuably contribute this time around. 

 

what do you mean by clearing waivers? like, in order to go back to Syracuse?

JenNoble
JenNoble

@TaylorGaines he is definitely a favorite. he's great with the fans off ice too. and yes. from what I've heard he would need to clear waivers to stay here for an extended period. it was something someone posted on the fan Facebook page.

JenNoble
JenNoble

 @TaylorGaines  yeah, it was a bit.  Kind of felt like they lost steam very early.  It was my first NHL game so it was enjoyable in that sense at least.  Rough with nothing to really cheer for though I may not have gotten too loud anyway.  I felt like a fish in a sea of sharks!  Stunk PC didn't play though.  Hopefully their next game he gets in and hopefully the Crunch extend their win streak tonight.

JenNoble
JenNoble

@TaylorGaines Haha hopefully though we will miss him just like we miss cory. I'm actually on the train now heading to nyc to see the game tonight. hopefully pc can show his stuff!

TaylorGaines
TaylorGaines

 @JenNoble  Well, hopefully we won't have to worry about him getting sent back down and y'all can root him on from up north!

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