Lightning deal goalie to Montreal

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Tampa - The Tampa Bay Lightning traded goaltender Karri Ramo to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for goaltender Cedrick Desjardins on Monday.

"We are happy to be able to add Cedrick to the Lightning today," said Tampa Bay president and general manager Steve Yzerman. "With his American Hockey League experience, he will provide excellent goaltending depth for the organization, allowing us to be patient while Dustin Tokarski and Jaroslav Janus further mature and develop."

The 25-year-old Desjardins has yet to appear in the National Hockey League, but has appeared in 90 American Hockey League contests, all with Hamilton.

Last season with the Bulldogs, the young netminder saw action in 45 games, winning 29 with six shutouts and posted a stellar 2.00 goals-against average. Desjardins has compiled a 49-27-5 mark with a 2.34 GAA and .909 save percentage in his tenure with Hamilton.

Ramo, 24, played for Omsk Avangard of the Kontinental Hockey League last season and was 21-17-4 with a 2.11 GAA and .913 save percentage in 44 games.

Over parts of three seasons with Tampa Bay from 2006-08, Ramo was 11-21-10 with a 3.35 GAA and .895 save percentage in 48 career games -- 40 starts.


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