Koekkoek was reassigned to AHL Syracuse on Sunday. Koekkoek drew into Saturday's lineup due to multiple injuries among the Bolts' blueliners. With Nikita Nesterov (suspension) set to rejoin the team and Victor Hedman's (head) return likely around the corner, he will now return to the AHL and await another opportunity.
Koekkoek was recalled by the Lightning from AHL Syracuse on Friday, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Bay Tribune reports. Victor Hedman (undisclosed) has been ruled out of Saturday's tilt against the Sabres, so Koekkoek will serve as the team's sixth defender in his absence. Koekkoek tallied 26 points (five goals, 21 assists) in 72 games with AHL Syracuse last season.
Koekkoek was assigned to AHL Syracuse on Thursday. Koekkoek played will this preseason, but ultimately was unable to grab a spot as one of the Lightning's top-seven defenders. The 21-year-old will be one of the first player's called up if and when the injury bug strikes Tampa Bay's defensive corps.
Slater Koekkoek was reassigned to AHL Syracuse on Wednesday, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.
The Lightning recalled Slater Koekkoek from AHL Syracuse on Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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