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Lightning recall Slater Koekkoek from Syracuse Crunch

Feb 18, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Slater Koekkoek (29) passes the puck against the Winnipeg Jets during the second period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 18, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Slater Koekkoek (29) passes the puck against the Winnipeg Jets during the second period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

TAMPA BAY, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled defenseman Slater Koekkoek from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League on Sunday, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.

Koekkoek, 22, has skated in 48 games with the Crunch this season, posting five goals and 13 points to go along with 22 penalty minutes. He is tied for second among Syracuse defensemen for goals. Koekkeok has played in four games with the Lightning this season. His last appearance came on Feb. 20 at Pittsburgh where he logged 9:27 of ice time.

The native of Winchester, Ontario was originally selected by Tampa Bay in the first round, 10th overall, at the 2012 NHL Draft.

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