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Yzerman steps down as Lightning GM, BriseBois takes over

Steve Yzerman stepped down as general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning after building them into a perennial contender, handing the reins to longtime assistant Julien BriseBois just two days before training camp.

Yzerman will move to a senior adviser role working under BriseBois and he said he was "100 percent committed" to the Lightning this season. Beyond that, Yzerman's future is cloudy and BriseBois is now in charge.

"I feel this change in role is important for me to allow me to spend more time with my family and to still make sure the Lightning is managed to the level everyone has come to expect," Yzerman said Tuesday. "We are all delighted that Julien is our next GM. He is more than ready."

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Leaders
Points: N. Kucherov100
Plus/Minus: Y. Gourde34
Shots on Goal: N. Kucherov279
PIM: S. Stamkos72
Win: A. Vasilevskiy44
Shutouts: A. Vasilevskiy8
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 290 (1)
Shots: 2680 (12)
PP%: 23.9% (3)
Penalty Minutes: 753 (9)
Assists: 497 (1)
SH Goals: 9 (9)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L OTL Pts
xyz-Tampa Bay 54 23 5 113
x-Boston 50 20 12 112
x-Toronto 49 26 7 105
Florida 44 30 8 96
Detroit 30 39 13 73
Montreal 29 40 13 71
Ottawa 28 43 11 67
Buffalo 25 45 12 62
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 234 (19)
Shots Against: 2683 (9)
PK%: 76.1% (28)
Penalty Minutes: 783 (7)
Shutouts: 8 (4)
Sv%: 0.913 (8)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/19 J. Leppard Assigned to Junior Club Prince George (WHL)
9/19 M. Onyebuchi Assigned to Junior Club Everett (WHL)
9/19 M. MacDougall Assigned to Junior Club Windsor (OHL)
9/19 W. Flower Assigned to Junior Club Halifax (QMJHL)
9/19 R. Salda Assigned to Junior Club Saint John (QMJHL)
9/19 G. Fortier Assigned to Junior Club Baie-Comeau (QMJHL)
9/19 C. Wouters Assigned to Junior Club Saskatoon (WHL)
9/14 J. Dotchin Released
9/12 O. Archambault Invited to Training Camp
9/12 T. Bourke Invited to Training Camp
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