Pittsburgh native Grant Lewis signs two year deal; Thrashers Ink Colby Armstrong

 

The Atlanta Thrashers have signed defenseman (Upper St. Clair, PA) Grant Lewis to a two-year contract, sources tell Inside Pittsburgh Sports. The deal is worth $1.175 million over two years. Lewis, 24, the Thrashers 2nd round pick in 2004, appeared in one game last season with the Thrashers, before suffering a season ending knee injury. Appearing in 54 games for the (AHL) Chicago Wolves, Lewis recorded 22 assists and was tied for the team lead with a +17 rating prior to his injury. An official announcement from the team will be made this week. Thrashers re-sign Colby Armstrong The Atlanta Thrashers came to terms with restricted free agent Colby Armstrong on a one year deal this morning. The 26-year-old Armstrong is coming off a career year, posting 22 goals and 18 assists for the Thrashers. Armstrong was highly coveted around the league as the Thrashers received a number of inquiriesRead More »

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No Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin on the cover of EA Sports NHL 2010. Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane will be on the cover. *Atlanta Thrashers defenseman Grant Lewis (Upper St. Clair, PA), has not been tendered an offer from the  Thrashers to this point, according to a source close to Lewis. The Thrashers have until July 1st to tender an offer. The former 2nd round pick in 2004, appeared in one game this season with the Thrashers. At 6-4, 205 lbs, Lewis, 24, is regarded as a defensive defenseman and will draw some interest league wide with the Tampa Bay Lightning high on him. They could be a potential landing spot. More Rumors *Martin Havlat is meeting with his agent in Prague this week. One way or another, Havlat’s intentions for free agency are expected to be known by the draft. Rob Scuderi to officially test free agency?

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Photo Courtesy of South Central The most glaring thing of the Penguins 3-2 shootout loss against the Islanders Monday afternoon is playing in front of their new coach for the first time they couldn‚Äôt come up with enough of a adrenaline rush to beat the worst team in the league. Personnel wise this team is flawed. There is no way around it. I am all about the Penguins moving to a more up-tempo system but all Dan Bylsma will be is a fresh face. Until the roster is upgraded where the Penguins can be effective playing a up-tempo system, were not going to see much improvement. Sidney Crosby is clearly frustrated and he is just doesn‚Äôt seem like himself lately. The losing seems to be getting to him and it appears he is frustrated with the lack of help on his wings. Shero has to bring in somebody to elevateRead More »