Richard is one of 12 players recalled by the Lightning on Tuesday. Richard was the leading scorer for AHL Syracuse with 11 goals and 43 helpers in 54 contests. With the season over for the Crunch, Tampa Bay recalled forwards Adam Erne, Tye McGinn, Matthew Peca, Brayden Point, as well as blueliners Dylan Blujus, Anthony DeAngelo, Slater Koekkoek, and Luke Witkowski. The team also brought in a pair of netminders in Kristers Gudlevskis and Adam Wilcox. As is often the case, the guys brought in en masse at the end of the season are not expected to actually suit up for any games and are just there in case of emergency.
Richard was reassigned to AHL Syracuse on Saturday. The 22 year old forward is still yet to make his NHL debut, despite being recalled Sunday. His reassignment likely coincides with J.T. Brown's expected return to the lineup Saturday against Columbus.
Richard was recalled by the Lightning on Sunday, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Richard has spent each of the past four seasons with AHL Syracuse, but has failed to reach the NHL ranks until now. The 22-year-old has 11 assists through 23 games in the AHL this season, but has yet to notch a goals. If Richard were to draw into the lineup for the Lightning, it would represent his NHL debut,
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