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Stuart MacRae Reacquired in Trade with Gwinnett

February 19, 2008 - ECHL (ECHL) - Fresno Falcons News Release

Fresno, Calif. - The Fresno Falcons announced today that the team has acquired center Stuart MacRae in a trade with the Gwinnett Gladiators in exchange for defenseman Joe Grimaldi.

MacRae rejoins the Falcons after appearing in all six of the club's playoff games last season. The 25-year-old posted two goals and two assists in those six contests, after leading St. Francis Xavier University of the CIS in goals (16) and points (35) last year. MacRae has skated in 39 games for the Gladiators this season, scoring eight goals and adding 14 assists for 22 points.

Grimaldi was acquired by the Falcons last month in a trade with the Elmira Jackals. He appeared in 10 games with Fresno, scoring one goal and adding two assists.

"With the trade deadline approaching we have identified a few areas we want to add depth to," Falcons head coach and general manager Matt Thomas said. "Acquiring another scoring centerman will give us depth up front. Our familiarity with Stu and what he is capable of bringing to our team will make it a smooth transition."

The Falcons host the Alaska Aces tonight at 7:00 p.m. on Two-for-Tuesday, presented by Carl's Jr., KMPH Fox 26, and KRZR 103.7 FM. Fans can stop by any local Carl's Jr., and pick up a voucher allowing them to purchase one ticket at regular price and get a second ticket for free.

Tickets for all Falcons home games can be purchased at the Save Mart Center Box Office, or through TicketMaster at (559) 485-8497 or All Falcons' games are broadcast on 790 ESPN Radio, The Deuce, starting 15 minutes prior to face-off with the Port of Subs Pre-Game Show.

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