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December 20, 2010

Lightning Recall Cedrick Desjardins from Admirals


TAMPA BAY, Fla. Ė The Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL parent club of the Norfolk Admirals, have recalled goaltender Cedrick Desjardins from the Admirals today, Lightning Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced. Desjardins joins the Lightning with the Admirals on a break until December 26.

"With Norfolk having a week off we thought it was a good opportunity to have Cedrick join us for a few days to work with Frantz Jean and practice with our team," Yzerman said. "Whether he sees any playing time will be Guy Boucherís decision."

Desjardins, 6-foot, 192 pounds, has played in 18 games with the Admirals this season, posting a 12-5-1 record with a 2.63 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage. He is 8-1-0 in his previous nine decisions with a .909 save percentage. Desjardins is tied for fourth in the AHL for wins.

Last season he led the AHL in goals-against average, ranked second in shutouts, fourth in wins and was tied for sixth in save percentage. His success earned him an appearance in the 2010 AHL All-Star Classic, in which he was named top goaltender during the skills competition, as well as landed him on the 2010 AHL Second All-Star Team following the season.

A native of Edmunston, New Brunswick, Desjardins played in 128 QMJHL games with the Rimouski Oceanic and Quebec Remparts during his junior career, posting a 67-47-4 record. In 2006, he helped backstop Quebec to the CHLís Memorial Cup by posting a 3-1 record with a .926 save percentage en route to being named top goaltender and to the Memorial Cup All-Star Team. Desjardins also aided the Oceanic, along with Sidney Crosby, to the 2005 Memorial Cup where they fell to the London Knights.

Desjardins went undrafted and was signed as a free agent by Montreal on March 7, 2008.

The Admiralsí next game takes place on Sunday in Hershey, Pennsylvania, with the first matchup of 2010-11 against the Bears. The puck drops at 5:00 p.m. Due to Washington Redskins football there will not be a radio broadcast of the game on 102.1-FM or 1490-AM. However, you can follow all of the action online at 1021TheGame.com and AHLLive.com.

The Admirals return to Scope on Tuesday and Thursday, December 28 and 30, to battle the Charlotte Checkers at 7:15 p.m. Both games will feature Admirals Family Fun Packs and Student Rush Nights. In addition, fans will receive Lil' Kinz lions courtesy of The Virginia Zoo on Tuesday and Admirals Mini Sticks courtesy of Bon Secours In Motion Physical Therapy on Thursday.

Family Fun Packs, presented by SunTrust, include four discounted Red Level Tickets for just $48 plus four free hot dogs, four free popcorns and four free sodas. Fans get all of that for just $48 Ė thatís a savings of $37!

Student Rush Nights provide $8 White Level Tickets (normally $12) for students with a valid current high school or college ID. In addition, when you buy a Student Rush Night Ticket, you get a buy-one, get-one free offer for the next Student Rush Night.

Family Fun Packs are available at the Scope Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 or online at Ticketmaster.com. Student Rush Night Tickets are available ONLY at the Scope Box Office after 2:00 p.m. on the day of the game.

Individual tickets for all regular season games start at just $12. Tickets are available now at the Scope Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at ticketmaster.com.

Donít miss a minute of the action by purchasing your 2010-11 season tickets today. Season tickets start at just $350 while 10-Packs are available for as little as $110. Stop by the Admiralsí Administrative Offices at Scope, call (757) 640-1212 weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or visit norfolkadmirals.com anytime!

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