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December 21, 2010

Lightning Recall Johan Harju from Admirals

TAMPA BAY, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL parent club of the Norfolk Admirals, have recalled forward Johan Harju (har-YOO) from the Admirals today, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced.

Harju, 6-foot-3, 210 pounds, has played in seven games with the Lightning this season, recording a goal and two points. He notched his first NHL point on December 4 against Colorado with an assist and followed that up with his first goal December 7 at Calgary.

A native of Overtornea, Sweden, Harju has appeared in 19 games with the Admirals this season in his North American debut, recording 14 goals and 24 points with a plus-8 rating. He leads Norfolk in goals and is tied for the team lead in points. He also is tied for eighth in the AHL in goals.

Harju was selected by the Lightning in the sixth round, 167th overall, of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

The Admirals’ next game takes place on Sunday in Hershey, Pennsylvania, with the first matchup of 2010-11 against the Bears. The puck drops at 5:00 p.m. Due to Washington Redskins football there will not be a radio broadcast of the game on 102.1-FM or 1490-AM. However, you can follow all of the action online at and

The Admirals return to Scope on Tuesday and Thursday, December 28 and 30, to battle the Charlotte Checkers at 7:15 p.m. Both games will feature Admirals Family Fun Packs and Student Rush Nights. In addition, the first 500 children aged 12 and younger through the gates will receive a Lil' Kinz lion courtesy of The Virginia Zoo on Tuesday and Admirals Mini Sticks courtesy of Bon Secours In Motion Physical Therapy on Thursday.

Family Fun Packs, presented by SunTrust, include four discounted Red Level Tickets for just $48 plus four free hot dogs, four free popcorns and four free sodas. Fans get all of that for just $48 – that’s a savings of $37!

Student Rush Nights provide $8 White Level Tickets (normally $12) for 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.

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.

Individual tickets for all regular season games start at just $12. Tickets are available now at the Scope Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at

Don’t miss a minute of the action by purchasing your 2010-11 season tickets today. Season tickets start at just $350 while 10-Packs are available for as little as $110. Stop by the Admirals’ Administrative Offices at Scope, call (757) 640-1212 weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or visit anytime!


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