Syracuse Crunch Roster Starting to Take Shape


Mar 1, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Kristers Gudlevskis (37) skates in warm-ups prior to the game against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. The Lightning defeated the Stars 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Syracuse Crunch roster is starting to take shape after the Tampa Bay Lightning announced 28 cuts from their roster.

Six players were placed on waivers while another 19 were reassigned to Syracuse.

Mike Angelidis, Mike Blunden, Matthew Corrente, J.P. Cote, Philippe Paradis and Jerome Samson were the players placed on waivers. They’ll be assigned to Syracuse if they clear waivers by noon Sunday.

The 19 players assigned to Syracuse are as follows: Dylan Blujus, Cameron Darcy, Henri Ikonen, Slater Koekkoek, Kristers Gudlevskis, Andrei Vasilevskiy, Nikita Nesterov, Cody Kunyk, Jeff Costello, Jake Dotchin, Yanni Gourde, Dan Milan, Eric Neilson, Artem Sergeev, Dalton Smith, Tanner Richard, Joey Mormina, Danick Gauthier and Joel Vermin.

Tampa Bay also reassigned Adam Erne (Quebec) and Anthony DeAngelo (Sarnia) to junior while cutting goaltender Peter Mannino.

Brett Connolly, Luke Witowski, Jonathan Marchessault and Vladislav Namestnikov are players who have stuck with the Lightning for the time being.

The Lightning currently has 28 players on their roster but must get down to 23 by the beginning of the regular season.

In other Bolts news, the team announced their new third jerseys. According to the Lightning website, “The third jersey is black and features the popular BOLTS logo from previous seasons across the front, with white trim and has blue and gray as secondary colors. The club will also wear a black version of their signature lightning bolt pants and black gloves as part of their new third jersey system.”

Tampa Bay will wear the jersey 12 times this season.