The Tampa Bay Lightning sent down fan favorite Dana Tyrell to its AHL-affiliate the Syracuse Crunch on Sunday prior to its game against the New York Rangers.
The 5-foot-10-inch center had two points in six games for the Lightning. Tampa Bay said it was not Tyrell’s play that cost him a roster spot but the need for a corresponding move to call up center Alexander Killorn.
Killorn had 16 goals and 38 points in 44 games with Syracuse and started on the third line against the Rangers Sunday night, tallying two shots and an assist in his NHL debut.
Lightning head coach Guy Boucher feels Killorn can help the team win on the road where the Lightning are 1-4-0 on the season.
Killorn, who played 130 games at Harvard University,also brings more size and speed to the Bolts line-up, according to Boucher. L
Like starting pitching in baseball, you can never have enough size and speed.
Killorn played well in the Lightning’s loss to the Rangers but Tampa Bay hopes he can help them snap its losing streak Tuesday night against the Montreal Canadiens at 7:30 p.m. ET.