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Cody Blanshan Called Up to Admirals

March 23, 2006 - ECHL (ECHL) - Greenville Grrrowl News Release

GREENVILLE, SC - Greenville Grrrowl General Manager Ryan Stewart announced today that rookie defenseman CODY BLANSHAN has been called up to the Norfolk Admirals. This is the second call-up of the season for the 22-year-old Blanshan, who signed with Greenville's AHL affiliate this past off-season.

Blanshan leaves the Grrrowl as the team's leading defenseman in goals (11) and plus minus (+21). In 57 games with the Grrrowl, the Eagan, MN native has 26 points on 11 goals and 15 assists with 109 penalty minutes. Blanshan has recorded eight points in his last eight games, and his 26 points is second amongst Grrrowl defensemen.

The 6-1, 215-pounder was called up to the Admirals on Dec. 29th, and he played his only AHL game the following night. Blanshan did not register a point and was a -1 in Norfolk's 2-1 win over Hershey.

Originally selected by the New York Islanders in the eighth round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Blanshan was signed by Norfolk this past off-season and has spent training camps with the Blackhawks, Admirals, and Grrrowl. He played the last two seasons with Medicine Hat of the WHL.

In another transaction, Greenville defenseman DUNCAN DALMAO has been placed on the 30-day Injured Reserve list, retroactive to March 19th. In 42 games with the Grrrowl, the veteran from Toronto, Ontario had 24 points on five goals and 19 assists.

Greenville only has seven games left in the regular season, and plays again Friday in Charlotte, NC. The Grrrowl return to the BI-LO Center Saturday for a 7:05 p.m. game against the South Carolina Stingrays. For tickets, cal 864-233-2525.

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