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Giroux Assigned to Falcons

October 5, 2011 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Springfield Falcons News Release

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Falcons, proud members of the American Hockey League, announced today forward Alexandre Giroux has been assigned to the Falcons by their National Hockey League affiliate, the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Falcons also announced that forwards Chaz Johnson, Denny Kearney and defenseman Tristin Llewellyn have been released from their training camp tryouts.

Giroux, 30, has tallied five goals and six assists for 11 points with 18 penalty minutes in 39 career NHL games with Edmonton, Washington and the New York Rangers during his 10-year pro career, including 1-1-2 and two penalty minutes in eight games with the Oilers in 2010-11. He added 32-46-78 and 63 penalty minutes in 70 games with Oklahoma City, Edmonton's AHL affiliate, last season. Ottawa's seventh pick, 213th overall, in the 1999 Entry Draft, he has 340-310-650, 837 penalty minutes and a cumulative +143 plus/minus rating in 706 career AHL games.

In 2008-09, Giroux (pronounced gih-ROO) notched 60-37-97 and 84 penalty minutes in 69 games, led the Hershey Bears to the AHL's Calder Cup championship and was named the AHL's Most Valuable Player. In 2009-10, he collected a career-high 50-53-103 and 34 penalty minutes in 69 games as the Bears won their second-straight Calder Cup.

Listed below is the Falcons current roster:

Goaltenders - Paul Dainton, Allen York (2)

Defensemen - Steven Delisle, Dalton Prout, Nick Holden, John Moore, Cody Goloubef, Brent Regner, Anton Blomqvist (7)

Forwards - Alexandre Giroux, Nick Drazenovic, Adam Mair, Ryan Garlock, Mike Thomas, Tomas Kubalik, Wade MacLeod, Oliver Gabriel, Andrew Joudrey, Cody Bass, Aaron Bogosian, Dane Byers, Martin St. Pierre (13)

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