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Geiger, Hughes Sent To SC, While Bindulis Gets Call To Hershey

March 14, 2018 - ECHL (ECHL) - South Carolina Stingrays News Release

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - The South Carolina Stingrays, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Washington Capitals and AHL's Hershey Bears, have announced multiple transactions with their affiliates Wednesday. Defensemen Paul Geiger and Tommy Hughes have been re-assigned to South Carolina after stints with the Bears, while defender Kris Bindulis has been re-assigned to Hershey by the Capitals.

Geiger saw action in one contest while with Hershey after being recalled on Thursday. The Stouffville, Ont. native has appeared in five AHL games for the Bears this season, registering one assist and seven shots on net. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound blueliner has also earned 26 points (eight goals, 18 assists) in 45 ECHL contests with South Carolina this season.

The product of Clarkson University is in his second professional season and spent his rookie campaign with the Rochester Americans during 2016-17, skating in 49 AHL games and compiling nine points (three goals, six assists).

Hughes suited up for six games during a month-long span with the Bears since Feb. 13. The London, Ont. native has played in 10 AHL contests with Hershey this season in addition to 26 games with South Carolina where he has scored eight points (two goals, six assists) along with a +5 rating and 18 penalty minutes.

The 25-year old is in his fifth pro season after spending his first four years in the AHL with the Hartford Wolf Pack. Hughes has accumulated 236 career games at the AHL level, registering 30 points (five goals, 25 assists). The 6-foot-2, 225-pound defenseman skated in 53 games with Hartford in 2016-17, tallying five assists.

Bindulis has played in 34 games for the Stingrays this year during his rookie professional season, scoring 15 points on four goals and 11 assists. The native of Riga, Latvia has also had some big moments with South Carolina, scoring overtime-winning goals on Jan. 19 and Mar. 3.

A Washington signee, Bindulis has also seen time in six games for Hershey this season. Before turning pro, the defenseman recorded 12 points (one goal, 11 assists) in 28 games with Lake Superior State University in 2016-17, ranking third among the team's defensemen in points and assists.

The Rays host the Idaho Steelheads in a two-game series this week on Thursday and Friday at the North Charleston Coliseum. Both games are scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m.

Single-game tickets for all Stingrays home games during the 2017-18 season are on sale now at the North Charleston Coliseum Box Office and ticketmaster.com.

Group tickets for 10 or more fans are on sale now featuring discounted pricing and great benefits! For more information and to place an order call the Stingrays front office at 843-744-2248 or stop by 3300 W. Montague Ave. Suite A-200 during business hours.


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