Lightning Send Down Barberio: Mark Barberio has been sent down to AHL Syracuse, Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times reports. (Updated 4/14/13)
No information available at this time (Updated 5/25/13).
Mark Barberio's services were no longer needed by the Lightning after Victor Hedman returned from his lower-body injury. (Updated 4/14/13).
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Mark Barberio is a power-play specialist who dropped to the sixth round in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft because of questions about his own-zone play. Not anymore. Barberio earned the Eddie Shore Award last season as the best defender in the AHL and he has a shot at a spot on the Bolts' blue line this year. Tampa hasn't had a true power-play specialist in years (Marc-Andre Bergeron just doesn't count) and Barberio could elbow his way onto the man advantage if Victor Hedman doesn't mesh with Matt Carle. Remember his name -- he's a sleeper pick. And keeper leaguers should seriously take note. The Bolts aren't flush with offensive-minded blueliners who can play now. (Updated 8/14/12)