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Griffins trim trio from roster

AHL club re-assigns a goalie, defenseman and forward

Friday, 10.5.2012 / 2:51 PM ET / Press Release
By Kyle Kujawa  - Griffins Public Relations Manager
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Griffins trim trio from roster

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Griffins on Friday released goaltender Charlie Effinger, defenseman Kyle Bushee and forward Eric Kattelus from training camp. They will report to their ECHL clubs in Fort Wayne, Elmira and Kalamazoo, respectively.

The Griffins’ roster currently stands at 28 players: 17 forwards, eight defensemen and three goalies (see list below). The team will play the first of two preseason contests against the Lake Erie Monsters, Saturday at 6 p.m. EDT at the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio, before wrapping up its preseason slate at Yost Ice Arena in Ann Arbor on Sunday at 7 p.m.

Goaltenders: Tom McCollum, Petr Mrazek and Jordan Pearce. Defensemen: Adam Almquist, Chad Billins, Brennan Evans, Gleason Fournier, Brian Lashoff, Max Nicastro, Nathan Paetsch and Brendan Smith. Forwards: Joakim Andersson, Louis-Marc Aubry, Mitch Callahan, Max Campbell, Willie Coetzee, Landon Ferraro, Luke Glendening, Triston Grant, Jeff Hoggan, Tomas Jurco, Joey Martin, Andrej Nestrasil, Gustav Nyquist, Francis Pare, Trevor Parkes, Brent Raedeke and Riley Sheahan.

Forward Tomas Tatar is currently playing with SHK 37 Piestany in the Slovakian Extraliga, but he will rejoin the Griffins before the team’s first game.

Grand Rapids will open the 2012-13 regular season with back-to-back home games against the Milwaukee Admirals on Friday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. and the Hamilton Bulldogs on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at griffinshockey.com.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
R. Sheahan 81 14 11 -8 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80