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November 5, 2009

Lightning Recall Ryan Craig From Admirals

TAMPA BAY, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Lighnting, NHL parent club of the Norfolk Admirals, have recalled forward Ryan Craig from the Admirals, Lightning Executive Vice President and General Manager Brian Lawton announced today.

Craig, a 6-foot-1, 215-pound left wing from Abbotsford, British Columbia, was tied for the Admirals team lead in goals and points. In 11 games, Craig registered seven goals and two assists for nine points. He also ranked third on the team with a +3 rating.

Craig has appeared in 182 career AHL contests between the Hershey Bears, Springfield Falcons and Norfolk, scoring 53 goals and adding 36 assists. He played two games with the Admirals on a conditioning stint during the 2007-08 season and recorded a goal and two assists.

Craig appeared in 54 games for the Lightning last season recording two goals and four assists. The 27-year-old, seventh-year pro has appeared in 181 career NHL games – all with the Lightning – with 32 goals and 31 assists in those games. Craig was selected by the Lightning in the eighth round, 255th overall, of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

The Admirals will travel to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to take on the Penguins on Friday night at 7:05 p.m. They will then travel to Syracuse on Saturday for a 7:30 p.m. tilt before returning to Scope next week.

Next week, the Admirals will take on the Binghamton Senators at Scope on Tuesday and Wednesday night at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday night, the Admirals will help to celebrate the 234th birthday of the United States Marine Corps with special ceremonies and discounted tickets. Active and retired members of the United States Marine Corps and their dependents can purchase Red Level Tickets through the Admirals Office for just $10. Call (757) 640-1212 to place your order or for more details.

Also, Tuesday and Wednesday mark the return of Admirals mid-week value games. Fans can take advantage of Family Fun Packs and Student Rush Night Tickets during every Tuesday and Wednesday night home game. Family Fun Packs include four discounted Red Level Tickets for $48 plus four free hot dogs, four free popcorns and four free sodas. That’s a savings of $37!

Student Rush Nights, brought to you by Pit Bull Energy Drink and Baxter’s Sports Lounge, provide $8 White Level Tickets (normally $12) for high school and college students with a valid current high school or college ID. In addition, when you buy a Student Rush Night Ticket, you get a buy-one, get-one free offer for the next Student Rush Night. On top of that, you get discounted food at Baxter’s Sports Lounge (located right across the street from Scope) on the day of the game.

Admirals Family Fun Packs are available at the Scope Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 or online at Student Rush Night Tickets are available ONLY at the Scope Box Office after 2:00 p.m. on the day of the game. For more details, please visit


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