Panthers Recall Oreskovich; Reassign Calla To Florida
(Rochester, NY)... Rochester Americans Vice President of Hockey Operations Ted Nolan announced today that the Florida Panthers have recalled forward Victor Oreskovich and have reassigned forward Brady Calla to the Florida Everblades of the (ECHL).
Oreskovich, 23, departed Rochester earlier this morning and will meet the Panthers tonight for their National Hockey League contest against the Carolina Hurricanes. Faceoff is slated for 7:00 p.m. at the RBC Center.
A native of Whitby, Ontario, Oreskovich rejoins the big club where he has two goals and three assists for five points in 40 NHL games with the Panthers. Originally a second-round selection (55th overall) by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, the first-year pro made his NHL debut on October 31st in Florida's 4-0 win over the St. Louis Blues. In 14 American Hockey League contests with the Amerks this season, the 6-foot-3, 215-pound forward has collected six points (2+4) and four penalty minutes.
Calla, 21, joins the Everblades after notching a pro career-high six points (1+5) and 14 penalty minutes in 32 games in his first full season with Rochester. In 46 career games with the Amerks, the Kelowna, British Columbia, native has tallied 11 points (3+8) and 25 penalty minutes. Prior to turning pro, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound forward played six seasons (2003-09) of junior hockey, totaling 173 points (62+113) in 321 career games with teams in Everett, Moose Jaw, Kamloops and Spokane. Calla was Florida's third-round (73rd overall) selection in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
The Amerks make their first trip back to the Glens Falls Civic Center for the first time in 11 years on Wednesday, February 10th for a 7:00 p.m. tilt with the Adirondack Phantoms. The matchup will be the third of four scheduled meetings between the interstate rivals this season and will be broadcast live on SportsRadio 1280 WHTK and FM 107.3, Rochester's Sports Talk.
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