Koekkoek was reassigned to the minors Thursday, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The Bolts needed to pave a path for winger Jonathan Drouin on the active roster, so Koekkoek draws the short straw, returning to the AHL Syracuse, where he's collected 15 points in 55 games. But like Drouin, Koekkoek is a former first-round pick and will be someone to keep an eye on in training camp ahead of next season.
Koekkoek was recalled from AHL Syracuse on Saturday, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Koekkoek replaces Anton Stralman, who sustained a fractured left fibula in Friday's game against the Islanders, and is out indefinitely. Koekkoek is known as a fluid skater who can distribute the puck well. A first-round, 10th overall draft choice in 2012, Koekkoek has chipped in 15 points in 55 games with Syracuse, in addition to an assist in six contests with the parent club this season.
Koekkoek was reassigned to AHL Syracuse on Friday, Erik Erlendsson of The Tampa Tribune reports. Koekkoek drew into the lineup each of the last two contests, notching his first NHL point Monday against the Flyers. He'll now return to an organizational depth role, and remains a non-factor in fantasy.
Koekkoek was recalled by the Lightning on Sunday. Koekkoek will provide the Lightning with some depth along the blue line with Andrej Sustr dealing with an undisclosed issue. There's no indication any other defensemen are injured, but Koekkoek would likely be in line to draw in Monday should that be the case. Even if he were to play, the 22-year-old blueliner hasn't tallied a point in four games with the parent organization, and averaging just 8:56 of ice time doesn't exactly make him a fantasy asset.
Koekkoek has been assigned to AHL Syracuse, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Bay Tribune reports. In a corresponding move, the team recalled fellow blueliner Matt Taormina, with Koekkoek -- who has not scored a point in four NHL outings this season -- a candidate for another recall to Tampa Bay down the road.
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