As per the press release today, the Lightning have called up center Blair Jones from the Norfolk Admirals today. Simon Gagne has been put on IR retroactively from October 21st (via Lightning Strikes), which opened up space for Jones on the roster. Gagne needs to be on the IR for a minimum of seven days to make space on the roster, which makes him eligible to play as of Friday October 29th at the earliest. But don't expect Gagne to necessarily be ready to go Saturday's game against the Coyotes as Cristodero writes that Boucher made it sound like whoever ended up being called up will be with the team for the upcoming four game road trip in the West.

Jones has four goals and ten points with the Admirals so far this season. Last year he played 14 games with the Lightning but ended up being unproductive with 0 points and a minus 5.