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RIKU HELENIUS RUMORS

Lightning Rumor: Terminated contract of Riku Helenius being fought by NHLPA

In what will be a very complicated grievance process the NHLPA will attempt to fight the contract termination of goaltender Riku Helenius. The Lighning minor league goalie had his contract terminated following a muddled refusal of a demotion from the AHL to the ECHL.Helenius had a successful stint in the Swedish Elite League prior to signing with the Lightning. He appeared in only...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Riku Helenius’s Contract

Riku Helenius is a goalie who was in the Tampa Bay Lightning system.  He has only played one NHL game.  It was back in 2008/09 and he only played seven minutes in it.  He returned to Europe to play and the Tampa Bay Lightning convinced him to come, after he won the Swedish Elite League trophy as top goalie, with a two year contract he signed in 2012.  The first year was a two...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning Prospect Riku Helenius’ Contract Situation Gets Stranger by   Steven Ellis

According to Syracuse.com reporter Lindsay Kramer, Riku Helenius has agreed to report back to the ECHL, just days after getting suspended for breaching his contract. Earlier in the week,Tampa Bay reporter Erik Erlendsson revealed some interesting news: Riku Helenius, the one-time first round pick, informed the Florida Everblades of the East Coast Hockey League on Wednesday that...
Via The Hockey House
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Phantoms Lose, Titans Win

Phantoms come away empty There were few positives that the Adirondack Phantoms could take away from Friday night's 3-0 loss to the Syracuse Crunch. The Flyers' AHL affiliate showed fight and cohesion during the game's numerous after-the-whistle clashes, but there was far too little of it on display between the whistles. Syracuse goaltender Riku Helenius did not...
Via HockeyBuzz
December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

AHL Goalies Fight It Out

The American Hockey League is definitely worth watching now that the NHL is locked out and will be for some time and on Saturday night it lived up to expectations. In a match between the Syracuse Crunch and the Rochester Senators, one of the best things to ever happen in a hockey game occurred. Crunch goaltender Robin Lehner and Senators goaltender Riku Helenius duked it out on...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
October 22, 2012  |  Discuss

AHL’s Robin Lehner Challenged To Goalie Fight & Lights Up Riku Helenius

This is the best hockey fight video we’ve seen in a long, long time. Does it matter that the NHL is still locked out? Nope, because as long as the AHL is supplying fight videos like this most people won’t even notice. In Saturday’s game between the Binghamton Senators and Syracuse Crunch, Senators goalie Robin Lehner got poked and prodded by nearly every member of the Crunch...
Via Busted Coverage
October 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Stay Hot Lenny

;) — Robin Lehner(@RobinLehner) October 22, 2012 The story of Riku Helenius is a sad one. Drafted fifteenth overall in the first round of the 2006 draft by Tampa Bay, the Finnish goaltending prospect has so far failed to live up to expectations. Much like the Senators’ selection of Mathieu Chouinard, Helenius is another textbook example of attrition that so often plagues...
Via The 6th Sens
October 22, 2012  |  Discuss

AHL Featured a Goalie Fight This Weekend

For those of you craving some NHL, this should get you your Monday morning fix. Courtesy of The Score we have video of a very one-sided goalie fight between during an AHL game between the Syracuse Crunch at Binghamton Senators. The two participants are Robin Lehner and Riku Helenius. There is absolutely a clear cut winner in this fight and as a hint we will tell you that it is...
Via Next Impulse Sports
October 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Lightning Sign Riku Helenius

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goaltender Riku Helenius to a two-year contract, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced today. The first year of Helenius’ contract will be a two-way deal, while the second will be a one-way.  Helenius, 24, played in 33 games for JYP of Finland’s SM-liiga, compiling a 1.64 goals against average and .936...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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