TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have assigned forward Pierre-Cedric Labrie and defenseman Brendan Mikkelson to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League for a conditioning assignment, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.
Mikkelson, 25, has played in two games with the Lightning so far this season, registering an assist and a plus-two rating. The Regina, Saskatchewan native has appeared in 183 career games in the AHL with the Abbotsford Heat, Toronto Marlies, Iowa Chops and Portland Pirates, recording 18 goals and 46 assists.
Labrie, 26, has skated in three games this season with the Lightning, recording five penalty minutes. The Baie-Comeau, Quebec native appeared in 32 games earlier this season with the Crunch, notching eight goals and 13 points to go along with 74 penalty minutes.