Mar 23, 2013; Ottawa, ON, CAN; Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Cedrick Desjardins (30) makes a save on a shot from the Ottawa Senators in the third period at Scotiabank Place. The Senators won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning Recall Goaltender Cedrick Desjardins From The Syracuse Crunch

The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled goaltender Cedrick Desjardins from the Lightning’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch.

As we told you earlier, Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop is listed as Day to Day with an Upper Body Injury. As such, he will not be in net on Tuesday night against the Winnipeg Jets. In his place will be goaltender Anders Lindback. However, in the incredibly unlucky event that something should happen to Lindback, he will be in need of a backup. In order to fill said void, the Bolts have made the call to bring Desjardin back to the main roster.

Desjardins has played in 18 games so far this season with the Syracuse Crunch. In that time, he has gone 5-8-2-2. The 6’0, 203 pound netminder has a Goals Allowed Average of 2.75 and a Save Percentage of .903.

Last season, Desjardins had 14 games to his name with the Crunch. In that time, he went 8-5-1-3 with a Goals Allowed Average of 2.12 and a Save Percentage of .918.

Desjardins also backstopped the Crunch to the final round of the 2013 Calder Cup Finals. During the post season he went 13-5-0-3 and had a GAA of 2.30 and a Save Percentage of .908.

Cedrick Desjardins was re-acquired by the Tampa Bay Lightning on February 14, 2013 from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for goaltender Dustin Tokarski.

 

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