T-Devils Activate Three, Place Two On IR

Without the ECHL transactions report, I just might not have anything to write about inbetween game days.

Trenton made five moves today, activating three players from the IR and placing two on it.

Defensemen Chris Murray, Gord Burnett and John Wessbecker were all activated off of the IR, while forward Jeremy Akeson and defenseman Justin Pender were placed on it. Akeson was placed on the 3-Day IR, while Pender was placed on the 7-Day IR.

Murray has yet to play a game this season, signed after splitting last year between the Hartford Wolfpack and Charlotte.

Burnett has also not suited up for a game this year, but he did play in nine contests for the T-Devils last year, racking up 50 penalty minutes without posting a goal or an assist.

Wessbecker, who made a miraculous recovery from the cramp he got in his wrist from signing his contract that forced him to the IR, is looking to make his pro debut after a four year collegiate career at UMass-Amherst.

Akeson is in his second season with the Trenton Devils, and has scored two goals and added one assist in his first seven games with the club this year.  Last year, he tallied 18 goals and 24 assists during his first professional season.

Pender, in his first full professional season after a two-game stint with Lowell last year, has posted a goal and an assist in his first seven games with the Devils this year. 

Meanwhile, Johnstown has claimed forward Moises Gutierrez off of waivers from Alaska, making room for him by releasing Tyler Hirsch. Elmira has received goalie Michael Teslak back from Adirondack, only to place him on the bereavement list. And Reading has lost goalie Kevin Regan to Providence and received goalie Andrew Engelage from the Toronto Marlies.

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com

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4 Responses to “T-Devils Activate Three, Place Two On IR”

  1. Shtikl Says:

    Good thing the T-Devils are on the road in Elmira all weekend, you won’t have to watch.

    Don’t count on any help from Lowell, either. Montreal claimed Lowell’s captain on waivers today, and the L-Devils head into a 3-game weekend with exactly 6 defensemen including Cohen.

  2. JB Says:

    Why would Lowell put its captain on waivers?

  3. Shtikl Says:

    Stupidity? Anyway, it wasn’t “Lowell”, it was Lou. Not sure if he was gambling that nobody would claim Leach, and hadn’t been paying attention to the other NHL teams’ IR lists, or if he actually wanted to give Leach a chance to play for someone else — in which case, why not trade him for at least a bag of pucks? Trenton or Lowell could have used another player. But he’s gone. Good luck, Leach, have a great season!

    Plus Lowell lost McAmmond Friday, he just signed an NHL contract and would have to clear waivers if Lou wanted to send him back to Lowell. So there went one center.

    But McAmmond has a “cold” so Lou called up another center, Tim Sestito, to play until (a) Elias is feeling better, (b) McAmmond establishes himself as healthy and NHL-ready again, and (c) Pelley wakes up and solidifies his lock on the team.

    Mills and Castonguay were last night’s scratches, good to have Millsy back if he’s healthy but if he’s not, listen for the vacuum sound.

    Ain’t it fun being the Devils’ affiliates?

    BTW, check out Elmira’s game story about the T-Devils’ thrilling win. They spoiled Elmira’s shot at tying an ECHL winning streak record, so give ’em a standing ovation and let ’em know you’re proud of ’em!

    http://www.stargazette.com/article/20091106/SPORTS01/911060400/1119/sports/Elmira+Jackals

    And I was wrong, you should go watch the T-Devils tonight. Hosting the same Jackals, but with Chaz back on the ice and meaner than ever, I’m sure. Anyway, you should go and buy a raffle ticket, the big prize is a Jim Henkel Titans sweater.

  4. Shtikl Says:

    Sorry for the double post, just noticed Lowell recalled Kell.

    Good luck tonight, T-Devils!

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