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Lightning recall Drouin from minors

October 20, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled rookie forward Jonathan Drouin from Syracuse of the American Hockey League.

The move was announced Sunday.

Drouin was sent to Syracuse on a conditioning assignment Thursday after missing the preseason due to a broken right thumb. He had a goal and two assists in two games.

The third overall pick in the 2013 draft was one of junior hockey’s top players the past two years, finishing with 29 goals and 108 points in 46 games last season for Halifax of the QMJHL.

Tampa Bay also recalled defenseman Luke Witkowski from Syracuse. Lightning defensemen Victor Hedman (hand) and Radko Gudas (lower body) are injured.

The Lightning play the second of a five-game road trip Monday night against Edmonton.

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