07 October 2009
| Since Smaby hasn't played yet, and it doesn't look like he will soon, he's been sent to Norfolk for a conditioning assignment. Cristodero explains it well about why this is being done. Conditioning assignments can last no more than 14 days, and Smaby will still remain on the Lightning's 23 man roster. This will be good for him just to get some playing time in instead of sitting around in the press box.