Ill.-The Chicago Blackhawks announced on Tuesday that
they have traded forward Brandon Segal to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange
for future considerations.
In addition, the American Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs have acquired winger
Matt Fornataro from the Norfolk Admirals.
Segal, 28, has recorded 13 goals, 12 assists and 63 penalty minutes in 53
regular-season tilts with the IceHogs this season and served as the team's
captain. He made his National Hockey League debut with Tampa Bay
Fornataro, 26, has spent the past three seasons with Norfolk and has totaled five goals, 20
assists in 46 games with the Admirals this season. The Calgary,
Alberta native has appeared in 214 career AHL
games with Syracuse, Worcester,
Houston and Norfolk, totaling 44 goals and 67 assists.
Prior to turning pro, Fornataro skated four seasons at the University of New Hampshire
and was a teammate of IceHogs center Peter LeBlanc during the 2006-07 and
2007-08 seasons. Fornataro led the Wildcats in scoring during his senior
campaign in 2007-08 with 18 goals and 28 assists in 38 games.