Florida Everblades

ECHL Game Night: 1/28/11

Florida Everblades 0 @ Kalamzoo Wings 3
C Mitch Fadden: Did not play (out for 3 months - blood clot).
Season totals: 37 GP, 15-36-51, -2, 34 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, E, 5 PIM (fighting vs. Justin Taylor)
Season totals: 26 GP, 7-6-13, -9, 19 PIM

Hutchings got in his first professional fight minutes after Kalamazoo scored to go up 2-0 in the third period. It was his first fight since January 30 of last year when he was with OHL Barrie. He came into the game with three points in two games since his return from injury.

ECHL Game Night: 1/22/11

Reading Royals 5 @ Florida Everblades 4
C Mitch Fadden: Did not play (out for season - blood clot).
Season totals: 37 GP, 15-36-51, -2, 34 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 1-1-2, +2, 4 PIM (interference, roughing)
Season totals: 25 GP, 7-6-13, -9, 14 PIM

Reading won Game 3 of their three-game set with Florida, topping the Blades 5-4 Saturday night in a game the Hanson brothers would love. Late in the first period there was a brouhaha with players leaving the bench, spearing, and former Lightning prospect and Everblades captain Mike Egener being kicked out for deliberately attempting to injure a player. On the scoresheet, Alex Hutchings scored his first goal since his return from injury and is now up to three points in two games since he came back.

ECHL Game Night: 1/21/11

Reading Royals 3 @ Florida Everblades 4 (SO)
C Mitch Fadden: Did not play (out for season - blood clot).
Season totals: 37 GP, 15-36-51, -2, 34 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 24 GP, 6-5-11, -11, 10 PIM

All three teams associated with the Lightning organization won in shootouts Friday night, with the Blades defeating Reading 4-3. Hutchings played in his first game since December 10th after suffering a lower body injury. He notched an assist in his return. Hutchings did not participate in the shootout.

ECHL Game Night: 1/19/11

Reading Royals 4 @ Florida Everblades 7
C Mitch Fadden: Did not play (out for season - blood clot).
Season totals: 37 GP, 15-36-51, -2, 34 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: Did not play (injured - lower body).
Season totals: 22 GP, 7-4-11, -12, 10 PIM

Alexandre Imbeault had a hat trick and four points as the Blades beat the Royals 7-4 Wednesday. The Naples News reported late Wednesday evening that ECHL leading scorer and Lightning prospect Mitch Fadden will miss the remainder of the season with a blood clot. He will return to his native British Columbia when he’s permitted by doctors to fly. Goaltender Jaroslav Janus is with Norfolk of the AHL and Alex Hutchings remains out with a lower body injury.

UPDATE TO NAPLES NEWS REPORT: Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman told the St. Pete Times that Fadden is out for a minimum of three months. While this is essentially the rest of his season, technically he could join the Blades for a portion of the playoffs.

ECHL Game Night: 1/15/11

Florida Everblades 3 @ Gwinnett Gladiators 2 (OT)
C Mitch Fadden: Did not play (injured - blood clot).
Season totals: 37 GP, 15-36-51, -2, 34 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: Did not play (injured - lower body).
Season totals: 22 GP, 7-4-11, -12, 10 PIM
G Jaroslav Janus: Did not play (backup).
Season totals: 19 GP, 8-10-0-0, 2.98 GAA, .910 sv%, 0 SO

Ross Carlson scored his sixth of the season in overtime to give the Everblades a road win. Bobby Goepfert was in net for the second night in a row for Florida and stopped 39 of 41 shots for First Star honors.

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