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December 18, 2011

Lightning Return Defenseman Evan Oberg to Admirals


TAMPA BAY, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL parent club of the Norfolk Admirals, have returned defenseman Evan Oberg to the Admirals, Lightning Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Oberg, 6-foot, 191 pounds, was acquired by the Lightning with Mike Kostka from the Florida Panthers on December 2 in exchange for James Wright and Mike Vernace. He was recalled by the Lightning yesterday and served as a healthy scratch last night at Columbus. Oberg has posted three assists and a plus-4 rating in five games for the Admirals. Prior to being acquired, Oberg played 12 games with the San Antonio Rampage, notching two assists with 14 penalty minutes.

Oberg has played in 130 career AHL games with the Admirals, Rampage, Rochester Americans and Manitoba Moose, netting ten goals and 44 points. Oberg has also skated in five career Calder Cup Playoff games, all with Manitoba during the 2009-10 season.

A native of Forestburg, Alberta, Oberg has played in four career NHL games with the Vancouver Canucks. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by Vancouver on April 10, 2009. Oberg was then acquired by Florida with the Canucks’ third-round choice in 2013 in exchange for Chris Higgins on February 28, 2011. Before joining the professional ranks, he played at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

The Admirals are in action on the road tonight against the Hershey Bears at 5:00 p.m. Due to Washington Redskins football, the game will only be broadcast online at 1021TheGame.com or AHLLive.com.

The Admirals return home on Wednesday, December 28, to face off against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The puck drops at 7:15 p.m. in another Admirals Value Night, featuring Family Fun Packs and Student Rush Night tickets. The game also features the third post-game skate of the season.

Family Fun Packs 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 Ticketmaster.com. Student Rust 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 ticketmaster.com.

Don’t miss a minute of the action by purchasing your 2011-12 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 norfolkadmirals.com anytime!


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