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February 7, 2011

Goaltender Jaroslav Janus Reassigned to ECHL's Florida Everblades


TAMPA BAY, Fla. Ė The Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL parent club of the Norfolk Admirals, have reassigned goaltender Jaroslav Janus (YAHR-oh-slahv YAHN-ihs) from the Admirals to the ECHLís Florida Everblades, Lightning Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Janus, 6-foot-1, 189-pounds, made his first AHL appearance of 2010-11 last Thursday in Charlotte, stopping 22 of 29 shots in a 7-6 overtime setback to the Checkers. He has posted an 8-10-0-0 record in 20 games with the Everblades this season with a 2.98 goals-against average and .910 save percentage.

Janus, a 21-year-old native of Presov, Slovakia, appeared in 13 games for the Admirals last season, posting a 7-6-0 record with one shutout, a 2.07 GAA and .922 save percentage. He led Norfolk in goals-against average and save percentage in his first season of professional hockey.

Janus played in 110 career OHL games with the Erie Otters, posting a 45-53-7 record with a 3.69 GAA. At the 2009 World Junior Championships with Team Slovakia, Janus posted a 3-4-0 record with a 3.20 GAA and a .932 save percentage in seven games. He was named the tournamentís top goaltender by attending media. Tampa Bay drafted Janus in the sixth round (162nd overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Prior to returning to the ice this weekend, the Admirals will host the Norfolk Admirals Dream Date Auction to benefit the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters tomorrow night from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Baxter's Sports Lounge in Downtown Norfolk. For a limited time on norfolkadmirals.com, you can get tickets for just $25 to this private event where you will have the chance to bid on a dream date with one of five Norfolk Admirals players. This also includes a ticket to the Admirals game against the Syracuse Crunch on Friday, February 11, at 7:30 p.m. The event will also include a silent auction of Admirals memorabilia. In addition, the first 100 people to register will receive a limited-edition player poster. Tickets will be $30 at the door, so get yours in advance to save money.

Friday night's matchup will be All-Faith night at Norfolk Scope. For a limited time, special $10 Red Level Tickets are available for groups of all faiths through the Admirals Group Sales Office. Simply call (757) 640-1212 to reserve your tickets by Tuesday, February 8.

On Saturday evening, the first 2,000 fans through the gates will receive the second set of 2010-11 Admirals trading cards. After the game on Saturday evening, the Admirals will hold their final post-game skate of the season where fans can skate at Scope with their favorite Admirals following the game. A limited number of skates will be available for rental.

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 ticketmaster.com.

Take advantage of great savings on Admirals tickets with our 10-Packs and group tickets. 10-Packs are available for as little as $110 and allow you to pick the games you want. Group tickets start at $10 for groups of 25 or more people. Stop by the Admiralsí Administrative Offices at Scope, call (757) 640-1212 weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or visit norfolkadmirals.com anytime for more details or to purchase your tickets!

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