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Andrew Ebbett Back To The AHL

Glendale, Arizona—- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have assigned center Andrew Ebbett to the San Antonio Rampage (AHL).

In 6 games with the Coyotes this season, the 5-foot-9, 174 pound Ebbett has recorded one goal and two penalty minutes.

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Capitals Recall Dany Saborin

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled goaltender Dany Saborin to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

Sabourin, 30, signed with the Caps as an unrestricted free agent in July. He was on the opening-night roster and backed up Michal Neuvirth in the first three games prior to being assigned to Hershey on Oct. 15. Sabourin went 1-1-0 with a 1.94 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage in three preseason games for the Capitals.

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Sharks Assign Greiss To SEL

SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the team has assigned goaltender Thomas Greiss to Brynas of the Swedish Elite League.

In 19 career NHL games with San Jose, Greiss has posted a 7-5-2 record with a 2.77 goals-against average.  He was assigned to Worcester (AHL) on Oct. 13, but did not appear in a game.

“We’ve always had a commitment to goaltender development and we feel that Thomas has a great chance to play a lot of games and continue his improvement with Brynas,” stated Wayne Thomas, Assistant General Manager of the San Jose Sharks.

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Predators Assign Begin To AHL After Clearing Waivers

Nashville, Tenn. (October 21, 2010) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed free-agent forward Steve Begin to a one-year, two-way contract worth $550,000 on the NHL level and $105,000 on the AHL level. Begin cleared waivers on Thursday and will report to Milwaukee (AHL).

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Calgary Claims Brendan Mikkelson From The Ducks

Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that defenseman Brendan Mikkelson has been claimed off waivers.

Mikkelson, a native of Regina, Saskatchewan, has 67 games of NHL experience with Anaheim. He has five assists and 38 penalty minutes over parts of three NHL seasons with the Ducks. Mikkelson was originally drafted by Anaheim in the 2nd round (31st overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

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Coyotes Reach Agreement With Sundogs

Glendale, Arizona—- Phoenix Coyotes Assistant General Manager Brad Treliving announced today that the Coyotes have signed a marketing/player affiliation agreement with the Arizona Sundogs of the Central Hockey League (CHL). The agreement allows for Coyotes prospects to be assigned to the Sundogs at the direction of the Coyotes. 

“We are excited to announce our affiliation agreement with the Arizona Sundogs,” said Treliving. “We look forward to working with the Sundogs as we collectively continue to grow the game of hockey throughout the state of Arizona. We look forward to building a great relationship.”
The Arizona Sundogs are a double-A minor-league professional ice hockey team based in Prescott Valley, Arizona that began play in the Central Hockey League in 2006 and is set to celebrate its fifth anniversary season in 2010-11. The team plays its home games at Tim’s Toyota Center

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Penguins Recall Hutchinson

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenseman Andrew Hutchinson from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.

Hutchinson recorded a goal and an assist in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s season opening defeat of rival and two-time defending Calder Cup champion Hershey, 3-2, on Saturday, Oct. 9.

Hutchinson, 30, has played 135 career NHL games with Dallas, Tampa Bay, Carolina and Nashville. He has 38 career points (12G-26A).

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AHL & PHPA Agrees On New CBA

SPRINGFIELD, Mass./NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. … The American Hockey League and the Professional Hockey Players’ Association today announced the ratification of a new four-year Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The new CBA, which is effective through August 31, 2014, has been ratified by both the AHL’s Board of Governors and the overwhelming majority of AHL players.

The CBA has been modified to include significant enhancements to the health and welfare plan currently offered to AHL players and their families, to provide flexibility to the AHL in Calder Cup Playoff scheduling and financing, and to allow for increases to per-diem and minimum salary as well as modifications to housing and travel provisions.

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AHL Reaches Officiating Agreement With NHL

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today announced a five-year officiating development agreement with the National Hockey League which will continue to see the AHL serve as the top development league for the NHL’s referees through 2014-15.

Under the terms of the agreement, the NHL and AHL officiating departments will continue to work together in all aspects of recruitment, training and development of on-ice officials. NHL-contracted referees will continue to be assigned to officiate approximately one-third of American Hockey League games each season, with the balance of AHL games to be worked by AHL-contracted referees who have been identified as top officiating prospects.

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Matt Hendricks Signed By Washington

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed forward Matt Hendricks to a one-year contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Hendricks, a 6’0’’, 215-pound native of Blaine, Minn., registered nine goals, seven assists and 74 penalty minutes in 56 games for the Colorado Avalanche during the 2009-10 NHL season. Hendricks, 29, who was invited to the Washington Capitals’ training camp on a tryout basis, has wasted little time acclimating himself to Washington, leading the Capitals to their first preseason win with a hat trick in a 6-2 victory at Columbus.

Hendricks played for Capitals’ head coach Bruce Boudreau as a member of the Capitals’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Hershey Bears in 2006-07. He recorded 18 goals and 26 assists for a total of 44 points in 65 regular season games that year. Hendricks also appeared in 19 AHL playoff matches that season, scoring eight goals and registering four assists.

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