Lightning acquire Tukonen from Stars for Hutchinson Staff

11/30/2008 12:33:51 PM

Management for the Tampa Bay Lightning continue to tinker with the team's roster as they have aquired forward Lauri Tukonen from the Dallas Stars in exchange for defenceman Andrew Hutchinson.

The 22-year old Tukonen is currently playing with Lukko Rauma of the Finish league.  He has five goals and eight assists in 22 games.

Originally taken 11th overall by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2004 NHL Entry draft, Tukonen has 5 games of NHL experience with the Kings split over two seasons.

Hutchinson, who was signed as a free agent prior to the season has played two games this year for the Lightning.  In 97 career games he has scored 10 goals and added 23 assists.