Tampa Bay Lightning recall goalie Marc Denis from Norfolk of the AHL

TAMPA, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Lightning recalled goalie Marc Denis from Norfolk of the American Hockey League on Wednesday.

Denis replaces goalie Jonathan Boutin, who was reassigned to Norfolk a day after the Lightning recalled him from the Admirals on an emergency basis because starting goalie Mike Smith has a sprained left ankle.

Smith, who was hurt in practice Monday, is listed as day to day.

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Denis began the season with the Lightning and was assigned to Norfolk on Dec. 29. He played in 28 games with the Admirals, going 9-15-2 with a 3.02 goals-against average and .905 save percentage.

He has appeared in 348 NHL games with Colorado, Columbus and Tampa Bay.