News:Mark Barberio has been sent down to AHL Syracuse, Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Analysis:Mark Barberio's services were no longer needed by the Lightning after Victor Hedman returned from his lower-body injury.
News: The Lightning recalled Mark Barberio from AHL Syracuse on Monday.
Analysis: The defenseman will replace Matt Taormina who was reassigned Monday -- on the Bolts roster. Mark Barberio has racked up a line of 8/32/40 in 70 games with the Crunch this season.
News:Mark Barberio could press for a roster spot with Tampa Bay come September after his second straight strong AHL season.
Analysis: He finished 2010-11 with nine goals and 31 points, the most goals and points by a rookie defender in Norfolk (AHL) history. And his 61 points (13 goals, 48 assists) this season led the entire corps of AHL defensemen and earned him the Eddie Shore award for the league's most outstanding defenseman. He's been able to keep his great mobility as he has thickened his body and improved his defensive game, and the Bolts sorely need support on the back end. Keep his name in mind for draft day as a late-round steal.