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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 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 55 32 17 6 153 127 70
3 NYR 55 31 18 6 157 140 68
4 DET 55 28 18 9 138 134 65
5 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
6 TBL 54 30 20 4 144 130 64
7 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
8 PIT 54 28 19 7 139 136 63
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 CAR 55 24 21 10 131 143 58
11 MTL 56 27 25 4 151 151 58
12 PHI 53 24 20 9 127 138 57
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 BUF 56 22 28 6 131 155 50
15 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 54 18 20 25 38
H. Zetterberg 55 10 28 5 38
T. Tatar 54 16 17 -1 33
G. Nyquist 55 14 16 -1 30
P. Datsyuk 40 9 21 14 30
J. Abdelkader 55 14 15 -2 29
M. Green 47 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 41 5 11 6 16
D. DeKeyser 51 7 8 12 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 21 10 5 .933 1.94
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89