For the second consecutive year the Lightning landed a highly sought after college free agent.
Sustr, who attended prospect camp with the Lightning during the summer, had interest from many teams around the league, including the Senators, Rangers and Panthers. But after fielding offers and narrowing down the choices earlier this week, Sustr opted to sign with Tampa Bay and is expected to join the team next week in Tampa ahead of Tuesday’s game against Buffalo.
“We watched him a lot last year . . . he came to our camp last year and we were really impressed with him as a young man,” Tampa Bay general manager
“We feel it’s a good fit for us and we are excited to have him join our organization.’’
Yzerman said there is no guarantee that Sustr will appear in any games with the Lightning this season, but the intention is to get him some NHL action, although he is eligible to play with Syracuse in the American Hockey League at any point the rest of this season.
Last year the Lightning were able to sign forward
Lupul suspended for hit on Hedman Toronto forward
Lupul, who will forfeit $45,945.94 due to the suspension, was penalized on the play, but the league determined that Lupul violated Rule 48 which states: “A hit resulting in contact with an opponent’s head where the head is targeted and the principal point of contact is not permitted.’’
In a video release of the suspension, NHL Hockey Operations Manager