even less NHL experience to be in the nets for the Lightning when Tampa visits
From the Lightning:
Lightning Recall G Cedrick Desjardins From Norfolk
Monday, 12.20.2010 / 9:10 AM
Tampa Bay Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled goaltender Cedrick Desjardins (SHE-DRIHK
deh-ZHAHR-dai) from the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League today,
Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced. Desjardins joins
the Lightning with Norfolk on a break until December 26.
"With Norfolk having a week off we thought it was a good opportunity to have
Cedrick join us for a few days to work with Frantz Jean and practice with our
team," Yzerman said. "Whether he sees any playing time will be Guy Boucher's
Desjardins, 6-foot, 192 pounds, has played in 18 games with the Admirals this
season, posting an 12-5-1 record with a 2.63 goals-against average and a .900
save percentage. He is 8-1-0 in his previous nine decisions with a .909 save
percentage. Desjardins is tied for fourth in the AHL for wins.
Last season he led the AHL in goals-against average, ranked second in
shutouts, fourth in wins and was tied for sixth in save percentage. His
success earned him an appearance in the 2010 AHL All-Star Classic, in which he
was named top goaltender during the skills competition, as well as landed him
on the 2010 AHL Second All-Star Team following the season.
A native of Edmunston, New Brunswick, Desjardins played in 128 QMJHL games
with the Rimouski Oceanic and Quebec Remparts during his junior career,
posting a 67-47-4 record. In 2006, he helped backstop Quebec to the CHL's
Memorial Cup by posting a 3-1 record with a .926 save percentage en route to
being named top goaltender and to the Memorial Cup All-Star Team. Desjardins
also aided the Oceanic, along with Sidney Crosby, to the 2005 Memorial Cup
where they fell to the London Knights.
Desjardins went undrafted and was signed as a free agent by Montreal on March
Mike Smith suffered an apparent leg injury in this morning's skate (Tampa hosts
Atlanta tonight), which increases the possibility of Desjardins seeing game
One interesting note on Desjardins - -two years before playing with Sidney
Crosby in the Memorial Cup (Lightning coach Guy Boucher was an assistant coach
on that squad), Desjardins went 1-18-0 for Rimouski.
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