JONATHAN MARCHESSAULT MARCHES ON IN PURSUIT OF NHL ROSTER SPOT via lightning.nhl.com

When the Tampa Bay Lightning reduced their training camp roster to 28 following Saturday’s Fan Fest at Amalie Arena, one player making the cut who fans may be unfamiliar with is Jonathan Marchessault.

After being acquired from Columbus before the trade deadline on March 5, 2014, Marchessault was shipped to the Lightning’s American Hockey League affiliate in Syracuse, where he skated 21 games, scoring nine goals and assisting on six more for 15 points.

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Bolts prospect Marchessault fitting right in via tbo.com

Heading into the second round of the 2012 Calder Cup playoffs, Jon Cooper knew his Norfolk Admirals team had to keep a close eye on a particular rookie forward for the Connecticut Whale — Jonathan Marchessault.

“We had one hell of a battle with them in the second round, and he was a big reason,” said Cooper, who led Tampa Bay’s American Hockey League affiliate to the championship that season. “He was a feared hockey player, by us anyway, because of his ability around the net.’’

Marchessault, in his first training camp with the Lightning since being acquired from Columbus in March, now hopes to make the same sort of impression on Cooper and the Tampa Bay coaching and management staff. After scoring twice and adding an assist in Tuesday’s preseason-opening victory against Nashville, Marchessault no doubt left an imprint, which earned him another preseason game tonight in Nashville.

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Lightning take preseason opener from Predators behind Marchessault's two goals via foxsports.com

Jonathan Marchessault scored two goals in the third period, leading the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-2 victory against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night in the preseason opener for both teams. Filip Forsberg and Craig netted second-period goals to give the Predators a 2-1 lead. In between, Nikita Kucherov scored for the Lightning.
Marchessault, who also had an assist, tied it 8:35 into the third and struck again with five minutes to go. Mark Barberio beat goalie Marek Mazanec for the deciding goal at 13:49.

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Bolts acquire Jonathan Audy-Marchessault and Dalton Smith from Columbus

The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired forwards Jonathan Audy-Marchessault (OH-dee-mahr-SHUH-soh) and Dalton Smith from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward Dana Tyrell and defenseman Matt Taormina today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.

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17 PLAYERS ASSIGNED FROM COLUMBUS via falconsahl.com

The Springfield Falcons announced Thursday the assignment of 17 players from the Columbus Blue Jackets, the team’s NHL affiliate.

The following 17 players have been assigned to the Falcons: forwards Alex Aleardi, Sean Collins, Jake Hansen, Andrew Joudrey, Jeremy Langlois, Broc Little, Spencer Machacek, Jonathan Marchessault, Lukas Sedlak, Dalton Smith and Trent Vogelhuber; and defensemen Thomas Larkin, Joe Lavin, Austin Madaisky, Patrick McNeill, Blake Parlett and Frederic St. Denis. Machacek, McNeill, and St. Denis were placed on waivers by Columbus for the purpose of being assigned to Springfield.