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Lightning G Kolzig out for year

Updated: January 28, 2009, 4:48 PM ET
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Olaf Kolzig, Tampa Bay's backup goalie, is out for the season after suffering a ruptured biceps tendon in his left arm.

Dr. Ben Shaffer, who has operated on Kolzig in the past, will perform the surgery Saturday in Washington, D.C.

Mike Smith, the starter, will be backed up by Riku Helenius from AHL Norfolk for now. Karri Rammo, who was called up from Norfolk on Monday, is going back to Norfolk to serve a six-game suspension he received after leaving the bench to join a fight, ...

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