Richard inked a two-year contract with Geneve-Servette of the Swiss League. Despite making his NHL debut last year, Richard will head to Switzerland for the 2017-18 season. In his three games with the Lightning, the center averaged 12:42 of ice time and picked up just one shot on goal. The 24-year-old logged just 47 outings with AHL Syracuse, but still managed to register a career-high 14 goals -- although his point total was limited to 34. A return to North America following his two-year deal is certainly not outside the realm of possibility.
Richard was sent down to AHL Syracuse on Friday, Erik Erlendsson of Lightning Insider reports. After making his NHL debut last Tuesday, Richard played an uneventful three games without a point, averaging 12:42 per game. He's going down with another pair of Lightning youngsters to get some experience while the big club has a five-day break in the action. Expect him to be back up for Wednesday's game against the Canadiens.
Richard has been recalled from AHL Syracuse. Richard makes his first trip up to the big club and could possibly make his NHL debut Tuesday depending on how the roster shakes out. The 23-year-old has put up 17 points and a plus-1 rating in 22 games with Syracuse this season and posted 54 points with them all of last season.
Richard was placed on waivers by the Lightning on Sunday with the intention of sending him to the minors, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Richard was one of 12 players recalled by the Lightning late last season but will return to the AHL club for some extra seasoning. The 23-year-old forward racked up 54 points (11 goals, 43 assists) with AHL Syracuse last season and could be a call-up option should the Lightning need some offensive assistance.
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.
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