Estero, FL – The Florida Everblades announced Thursday that the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL have assigned goaltender Connor Knapp from the Rochester Americans of the AHL to the club. Meanwhile, the New York Rangers recalled netminder Scott Stajcer to the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack.
Knapp, 23, has appeared in 16 ECHL games this season—all with the Greenville Road Warriors—with a 7-7-2 record, a 2.32 GAA and a .933 SV%.
“Connor is a talented, athletic goalie with great speed and a big frame,” commented Blades head coach Greg Poss. “He’s also a very passionate player and will make a great addition to our team.”
Before making his pro debut with the Amerks in 2012-13, Knapp backstopped the Miami University Redhawks to consecutive Frozen Four appearances in 2009 and 2010, advancing all the way to the NCAA finals in 2010.
Stajcer, 22, played two games for the Blades last weekend with a 1-0-1 mark, stopping 41 of 46 shots as the Blades took three of four points from the archrival Orlando Solar Bears.
On the ice, the Blades strike out on a three-game divisional road trip starting Friday with a 7:05 date at North Charleston Coliseum against the division-leading South Carolina Stingrays.
Friday’s top-two South showdown will be broadcast live online at FloridaEverblades.com and on the Everblades’ app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, with a video webcast available through America ONE, the official broadband and mobile broadcaster of the ECHL, at www.americaonesports.com. Pregame coverage will get under way at 6:50pm.
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