Tamp Bay Lightning makes roster cuts, assigns players to Crunch

The Tampa Bay Lightning started to trim down their roster for the start of the 2013-14 season Saturday. They have sent the following players to the Syracuse Crunch:

Brady Brassart

Cedrick Desjardins

Danick Gauthier

Riku Helenius

Henri Ikonen

Slater Koekkoek

Charles Landry

Max Langelier-Parent

Dan Milan

Joey Mormina

Eric Neilson

Nikita Nesterov

Carl Nielsen

Drew Olson

Evan Rankin

Tanner Richard

Artem Segeev

Luke Witkowski

The Crunch begins preseason play this week with a three game series against the St. Johnâ??s Ice Caps in NewFoundland, Canada.