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SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled defensemen Sean Day and Declan Carlile from the Syracuse Crunch, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today. Additionally, the Crunch have signed defenseman Chris Harpur to a professional tryout contract.

Day, 25, has appeared in two career NHL games, both with the Lightning during the 2021-22 season, registering four hits, two blocks, and one takeaway while averaging 10:43 time on ice. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Day was signed by Tampa Bay to a one-year contract on June 5, 2023. In 17 games with the Crunch this season, he has posted eight assists and points, ranking third among Crunch defensemen for assists and tied for fifth among blueliners for scoring. 

Carlile, 23, has tallied three goals and nine points through 31 games this season with Syracuse, ranking tied for first on the Crunch blueline for goals and third for scoring. The Lightning signed the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Carlile to a two-year, entry-level contract on March 16, 2022, as a college free agent out of Merrimack College. The undrafted Carlile is looking to make his NHL debut.

Harpur, 27, has played in 28 games with the Solar Bears this season recording three goals and six assists. The 6-foot-3, 201-pound blueliner has appeared in 110 career ECHL games, all with the Solar Bears, since 2021 recording 22 points (5g, 17a).
Prior to his professional career, Harpur played in 161 games with Niagara University from 2017 to 2022 posting 10 goals and 48 assists.

Single-game tickets and ticket packages for the 2023-24 season are on sale now and can be purchased in person at the Crunch office located inside the Upstate Medical University Arena at Onondaga County War Memorial at 800 S. State St. in Syracuse, by calling the office at 315-473-4444 or online through Ticketmaster. For the latest Crunch news, visit or follow the club on Facebook (, Twitter (@SyracuseCrunch) and Instagram (@syracusecrunch).


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