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Lightning re-sign Vladislav Namestnikov, Luke Witkowski to one-year deals

TAMPA BAY -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Vladislav Namestnikov and defenseman Luke Witkowski to a one-year, two-way contracts, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Namestnikov, 22, skated in 43 games with the Lightning during the 2014-15 regular season, posting nine goals and 16 points to go along with 13 penalty minutes. The 6-foot...
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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Bolts Make Qualifying Offer To Forward Vladislav Namestnikov

As expected, #TBLightning has also made qualifying offer to center Vladislav Namestnikov. Expect him to get bigger opportunity next season — Joe Smith (@TBTimes_JSmith) June 29, 2015 (Feature Photo/Getty Images) Follow me on Twitter @alexis_B82 and please “like” LightningShout on Facebook. You can email us at
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June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

'BQSTQN' Bruins and other Stanley Cup engraving mistakes

Hey, nobody’s perfect. Not even the greatest trophy in sports. The Stanley Cup sports its fair share of dents and dings from some late-night escapades and unfortunate mishaps, but hockey’s most coveted trophy also features a rich history of typos. Every NHL player dreams of having their name etched on Lord Stanley’s Cup one day, but most of them probably don’t dream about...
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Tonight Show Superlatives: 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs Edition (Video)

Jimmy Fallon gets NHL fans ready for the upcoming Stanley Cup playoffs with his latest edition of Tonight Show Superlatives. Fallon targets several Tampa Bay Lightning players, including Vladislav Namestnikov, whom he calls the "Russian Bieber".Video via The Tonight Show. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook.
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Namestnikov’s Three Points Leads Bolts Over Canadiens 5-3

Things weren’t looking great for the Lightning heading into tonight’s game in Montreal. They lost three players following Saturday’s loss in Detroit. Call ups were made and Jon Cooper put lines together with fishing line and masking tape before one of the biggest games of the season. After the horn the Lightning had secured a 5-3 victory, swept the season series with the Habs...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Bolts Reassign Namestnikov to Syracuse

#TBLightning reassign Vladislav Namestnikov to #SyrCrunch the team announces this morning. — Bryan Burns (@BBurnsNHL) February 13, 2015
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning promote Namestnikov from Syracuse

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning promoted center Vladislav Namestnikov from the American Hockey League's Syracuse Crunch on Wednesday. Namestnikov, 22, has three goals with seven points and a plus-3 rating in 25 games with the Lightning this season. He has appeared in 27 NHL games, all with Tampa Bay. In 126 career AHL games, he has 35 goals and 93 points. Namestnikov's promotion...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning recall Vladislav Namestnikov from Syracuse

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning recalled center Vladislav Namestnikov from the American Hockey League's Syracuse Crunch on Tuesday. Namestnikov, 22, has three goals and seven points in 23 games with Tampa Bay this season. He made his season debut with the Lightning on Oct. 9 in an overtime victory over the Florida Panthers, and he last appeared with them in a shootout loss...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Cooper on reassigning Namestnikov from Bolts: 'He's a phone call away'

TAMPA, Fla. -- He remains a phone call away, but in the end, the Tampa Bay Lightning's ample depth meant another stint in Syracuse for Vladislav Namestnikov. Wednesday, the Lightning reassigned Namestnikov to the Tampa Bay's American Hockey League affiliate despite a promising start to this season for the 22-year-old center. He had three goals and seven points in 23 games with Tampa...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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