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October 16, 2008

Goaltender Riku Helenius Reassigned to Augusta


NORFOLK, VA – The Tampa Bay Lightning, parent club of the Norfolk Admirals, have re-assigned goaltender Riku Helenius from the Admirals to their ECHL affiliate, the Augusta Lynx.

Helenius, a 6-foot-3, 202-pound goaltender from Palkane, Finland, appeared in two preseason games for the Admirals, going 1-1-0 with a 4.00 goals-against average and .840 save percentage. He did not play in a regular season game with Norfolk.

Helenius appeared in his first North American season last year with the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League. He notched a 22-12-6 record in 41 games with a 2.42 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage. Helenius was originally drafted in the first round (15th overall) by Tampa Bay in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

The Admirals have embarked on a five-game road trip over the next two weeks. They will visit the Lake Erie Monsters and Hamilton Bulldogs for the first times in franchise history this weekend, with a game in Lake Erie tomorrow and in Hamilton on Saturday.

You may listen to all Admirals games live on ESPN Radio 1310 and sportsjuice.com. You may also view the contests on a pay-per-view basis through AHL Live. For more information, please visit norfolkadmirals.com.

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