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Lightning reassign Amir Miftakhov to Solar Bears

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PORTLAND, Maine — The Orlando Solar Bears have announced that the Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned goaltender Amir Miftakhov to Orlando from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League.

Miftakhov, 21, returns to Orlando, where he won his lone appearance with the Solar Bears on Jan. 14 vs. Wheeling, making 28 saves in a 6-2 victory. He has also gone 3-4-2 in 12 appearances in the AHL with Syracuse, posting a 2.65 goals-against average, a .907 save percentage and one shutout.

Miftakhov was Tampa Bay’s sixth round selection, 186th overall, in the 2020 NHL Draft.

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