Instead of trading away guys pre-puck drop, the Lightning have picked up forward Tim Wallace off of waivers. Maybe we just like former Pittsburgh Penguins, or we're hoping for a 2nd Alaskan assassin..but this should mean that one of the Norfolk guys will be sent down back to the AHL.

Press release from the team:

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have claimed forward Tim Wallace off waivers from the New York Islanders today, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced.

Wallace, 6-foot-1, 207 pounds, has played in 31 games with the New York Islanders this season, collecting one assist and six penalty minutes. He’s also skated in 24 games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League, recording nine goals and 20 points. Wallace ranks tied for fourth on the Sound Tigers in goals and seventh in points.

The Anchorage, Alaska native has played in 55 career NHL games with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Islanders over four seasons, collecting three assists and 18 penalty minutes. He recorded his lone assist this season against the Lightning on December 6.

The 27 year-old has skated in 328 career AHL games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Sound Tigers, posting 84 goals and 157 points. Wallace set career highs in the AHL during his 2009-10 season with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton when he registered 27 goals and 41 points. He’s appeared in 55 career Calder Cup playoff games, compiling four goals and 17 points.

Want to know more about him, Peter Pupello has written a getting to know Tim Wallace article