Mike Mastovich reports defenseman Mike Egener was hurt in the second period of Saturday night's loss to the Toledo Storm and did not return to the game. The extent of Egener's injury is unknown at this time. Developing.
With Brian Eklund in Tampa and Morgan Cey apparently still trying to shake off the effects of a groin injury, goaltender Jonathan Boutin has been recalled from Johnstown of the ECHL. Through 3 games "Boots" had a 0-2-0-1 record in Johnstown with a 3.29 GAA and a .912 save percentage.
It wasn't a shutout today for Vasily Koshechkin, but it was another victory as Togliatti defeated KHK MVD 3-2 in overtime. It was just the second time in his six seven starts since assuming the top spot in Lada that Koshechkin has allowed more than one goal in a game. Koshechkin improved his record to 6-2 as a starter allowing just 7 goals overall in the role.
Last night J.F. Soucy had two helpers as Phoenix crushed San Diego 7-1 in ECHL action. Through five games Soucy has 1 goal and 5 points.
The morning after edition...
Jonathan Boutin stopped 35 of 40 shots faced before being pulled for the extra attacker which led to Toledo tacking on an empty net goal. Zbynek Hrdel had a power play goal as did John Toffey, his first as a pro. Brandon Elliot tacked on an assist on Toffey's talley. Brady Greco played a very chippy game with penalties that included a double minor for elbowing, fighting, instigation and high sticking.
Game sheet available from ECHL.com.