Walcott has been promoted to the active roster for Monday's game against the Panthers, Erik Erlendsson of Lightning Insider reports. Erlendsson adds that Walcott could skate on a line with Gemel Smith and Mathieu Joseph, suggesting Walcott will be playing up front in his NHL debut rather than on the blue line. The 27-year-old Walcott has three points in nine games with AHL Syracuse this season.
Walcott was promoted to the taxi squad Tuesday, per CapFriendly. Walcott will add depth on the blue line as the Lightning embark on a four-game road trip to Columbus and Nashville. The 2014 fifth-round pick has yet to make his NHL debut. He has accrued three points and 12 PIM across nine AHL games this year.
Walcott signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Lightning on Tuesday. Walcott has yet to make his NHL debut, and at 27 years old, he'd be a long-shot to crack the defending champions' lineup anytime soon. He'll serve as organizational depth on the blue line.
Walcott was reassigned to AHL Syracuse on Monday. The 26-year-old journeyman AHLer continues to hope his NHL dream comes true, but it seems a long way off.
Walcott signed a one-year, two-way contract to remain with the LIghtning on Friday. The 26-year-old has yet to appear in an NHL game. He's found the net 18 times in 240 career games at the AHL level.
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