Another forward for the Lightning
Tyson Nash, who has not played in the NHL since his two-season stint ended with the Coyotes in 2006, will get a tryout next month with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
"I'm gonna give it one more last kick at the can," he said.
Nash, 33, played part of the 2006-07 season with the San Antonio Rampage and then was dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs, playing 54 games in their minor-league system. Toward the end of 2007, he went to Japan and played with the Nippon Paper Cranes of the Asia League.
Jeff Halpern, who will be injured to start the year, will join the group at a later date.
Needless to say, Nash could have chosen a better team for a "last kick at the can" than one with seven or eight too many players up front already. Four or five of these fellows can play in the minors, but it's likely we see Tampa Bay shed bodies at some point.
Now if Nash was a defenceman ...