Tampa Bay goalie Smith out with knee injury

BY foxsports • December 20, 2010

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Mike Smith is out of the lineup with an injured left knee.

Smith was hurt during a morning practice before Monday night's game against Carolina. Dan Ellis replaces Smith, 10-5-0 with a 3.20 goals-against-average in 17 games this season.

A team spokesman says Smith's injury is considered minor and he is expected to be sidelined approximately two weeks.

Cedrick Desjardins, recalled from Norfolk of the AHL, is Ellis' backup.

Updated December 20, 2010

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