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Darren Dreger, TSN.ca
9/25/2006 2:38:33 PM

Sources tell TSN that veteran goaltender Sean Burke has been placed on waivers by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Burke, 39, is contracted to earn $1.6-million this season, but is coming off a lacklustre 2005-2006 season when he posted a 2.80 goals against average and .895 save percentage in 35 games with the Lightning.

The Lightning have addressed their goaltending situation this summer by dealing to acquire Marc Denis from Columbus and signing Swedish netminder Johan Holmqvist.

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Burke clears waivers, heads to AHL

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9/26/2006 4:19:46 PM

MONTREAL (CP) - The Tampa Bay Lightning have revamped their goaltending and 39-year-old Sean Burke found himself the odd man out.

Burke cleared waivers Tuesday and was assigned to the AHL's Springfield Falcons as the 2004 Stanley Cup champions opted to go with two new goaltenders - Marc Denis and Johan Holmqvist.

Burke has agreed to play in the AHL rather than retire and will likely be the first goalie recalled if there is an injury.

"He wants to play," said general manager Jay Feaster said. "We talked to him when we traded for Denis and he wanted to play, and we talked to him again (when he went on waivers) on Sunday.

"He feels he can still contribute."

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=178897&hubname=nhl
 
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