The Lightning released 22 players from its training camp roster today. Along with Joseph and Imama, a number of other QMJHL players were sent back.
Imama scored at 18:41 of the third period in the Lightning's 3-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes last night in Tampa. He also had three shots and two hits in 10:28 of ice time.
Here's Imama speaking to the media after the game:We think you're going to enjoy both of these goals from #CARvsTBL last night... ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/mWaoPf73AT— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) September 28, 2016
With Imama being sent back to junior, the Sea Dogs have four 20-year-olds: Imama, Matthew Highmore, Spencer Smallman and Daniel Del Paggio. Since teams can only carry three overagers, a roster move will have to be made shortly.
Today's reassignments give the Sea Dogs even more reinforcements for Friday's home opener. This week, Nathan Noel, Samuel Dove-McFalls, Smallman, Imama and Joseph have all been sent back to Saint John.
Jakub Zboril (Boston Bruins), Thomas Chabot (Ottawa Senators) and Luke Green (Winnipeg Jets) remain at NHL camps.