Couple moves involving the Alaska Aces today: They've traded the ECHL rights to goaltender Mark Guggenberger to Gwinnett for forward Alex Belzile, and winger Jordan Kremyr has been summoned to AHL Abbotsford.
Guggenberger left the Aces earlier this season and landed with CHL Allen, which recently released him. Belzile has only played three games this season and none since Nov. 11 -- will try to find out what's up with him.
Last season for Gwinett, Belzile put up 10-2--30 totals in 40 games.
JUPDATE: ust touched base with Aces coach Rob Murray, who said Belzile, who has been out with an upper-body injury since Nov. 11, has been cleared to play and is scheduled to arrive in Utah on Saturday. Murray said Belzile will likely be in the lineup Saturday night -- the Aces play at Utah on Friday and Saturday nights.
Belzile last season for AHL Hamilton went 3-5--8 and 14 games.
In his last year of junior in the QMJHL, Belzile, now 22, put up 22-70--92 totals in 63 games for Rimouski Oceanic.
For the Aces to get anything for Guggenberger's rights is a bonus. They held his rights through the end of this season. And with their depth at forward thin, another forward gives them a boost. Currently, Kremyr and Evan Trupp are up with Abbotsford, and Turner Elson was recalled there recently. Plus, Tim Coffman, Ross Ring-Jarvi and Eli Zuck remain out with injuries.
By DOYLE WOODY, adn.com