Former UAA winger Kevin Clark is leaving St. John's of the AHL to play for the Krefeld Penguins in the German Elite League.
St. John's announced the departure Monday. Clark owned 6-2--8 and +1 totals in 36 games for the IceCaps, who are coached by former Aces bench boss Keith McCambridge. In 160 career AHL games, Clark put up 26-30--56 totals and a +4 rating.
According to The Telegraph in St. John's, Clark's deal with Krefeld is for the rest of this season, with an option for next season. With Clark gone, the IceCaps called up winger Josh Lunden from ECHL Las Vegas -- Lunden and Clark played together at UAA.
In other news, UAF will be without sophomore wing Nolan Youngmun of Anchorage for Friday's match at Lake Superior State after the CCHA suspended Youngmun one game for a hit to the head of an Ohio State player last weekend.
UAF (13-11-4, 11-10-3) currently is ranked No. 2 and sits sixth in the 11-team CCHA, where the top five finishers receive first-round playoff byes. The sixth seed entertains the 11th seed in a first-round series.