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Aeros add goalie to thinning roster

February 5, 2010 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Houston Aeros News Release

HOUSTON - Houston Aeros General Manager Jim Mill today announced the American Hockey League (AHL) club has signed goaltender Ryan Nie (NYE) to a professional try-out contract (PTO).

Nie, 24 (4/15/85), is 13-7-1 including two shutouts, a 2.80 GAA and a .910 Sv% in 21 games with the Kalamazoo Wings (ECHL) this season. Nie played 43:20 in relief and stopped eight of 10 shots faced for the Providence Bruins vs. the Manchester Monarchs in his only AHL game played Nov. 25, 2007. Nie will wear the #35 sweater with the Aeros.

The Aeros visit Milwaukee tonight to take on the Admirals in a 7:30 p.m. puck drop from the Bradley Center. Watch the game live on ahllive.com or listen to Joe O'Donnell's radio call on 1070 AM-KNTH. Follow the interactive in-game blog on aeros.com.

Houston returns home Friday, February 12 vs. the Grand Rapids Griffins, 7:35 PM from Toyota Center. It is the first of three games in three days at Toyota Center, the Aeros will host the Griffins Saturday, February 13 at 7:35 p.m., followed by the Chicago Wolves Sunday, February 14 at 4:05 PM. Check out the Aeros "Sweetheart Deal" and get $25 Center Ice Seats, an Aeros fleece blanket and an autographed puck. For more information visit aeros.com or call 713-974-PUCK (7825).

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