Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Mathieu Garon is out three to four weeks with a groin tear sustained during Tuesday night's 7-3 loss to the Ottawa Senators.

Dustin Tokarsi will be called up from AHL Norfolk and join the team for Thursday's game in Washington.

Claiming Marty Turco off waivers is not an option for the Lightning because of NHL bylaw 12.4, which states that any player claimed off waivers after the trade deadline is ineligible to play at all for the claiming team.