Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Bolts COO Resigns, Niskala Clears Waivers

By JC De La Torre

The St. Pete Times is reporting that the Chief Operating Officer of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Sean Henry, has resigned from the hockey team, effective December 12th. Henry was latest change in the restructuring initiated by the new Lightning owners OK Hockey. In an email to the Times, Henry said OK Hockey asked him to stay on but said, "I thought it was best for me to move on to the next opportunity."

In other Lightning news, disgruntled defenseman Janne Niskala cleared waivers and has been allowed to return to Europe to be with his pregnant wife and per conditions in his contract, allowed to play there. Niskala was upset that his minutes have been reduced by Head Coach Barry Melrose in recent days.

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