9/29 Recap: Armia off the schneid

Written By Kris Baker on Friday, September 30, 2011 | 9/30/2011

Joel Armia scored his first goal of the year Thursday as Assat defeated JYP, 5-2. The 6'3 wing, who was also whistled for three minor penalties, broke his season seal at 10:01 of the first period via snapshot. The penalties cut-in to his first line minutes, causing Armia to finish with an even 13:00 of work. Assat returns to action Saturday against HIFK.

In the OHL, Steve Shipley scored his first goal of the year as Niagara fell to Mississauga, 6-4. The 6'3 Shipley tied a career-low with a -4 rating in the loss, including a first period that saw him on the ice for three goals against.

Dan Catenacci notched a power play assist as Owen Sound won in a shootout over Barrie, 2-1. The 5'10 center has five points (2+3) in his first three games in an Attack sweater. Gregg Sutch scored a shootout goal for the Colts, while Alex Lepkowski was even with a minor penalty. Barrie travels to Niagara on Friday. The Attack faceoff with Mississauga.

On Wednesday, Mark Pysyk picked up a roughing minor as Edmonton downed Prince Albert, 4-1. The Oil Kings will host Medicine Hat on Friday.

5 comments:

boos said...

hey, kris...

two things: could armia be on a dennis persson-like journey to the nhl?

and, if mackenzie and boychuk don't get signed, how many professional contracts does the sabres' organization have on the books?

Kris Baker said...

Boos - I'll get back to you with that # later tonight.

Anonymous said...

It looks like they have 44 under contract. A team is allowed 50 total under an NHL contract. Teams want some space to give them leeway to add players through waiver or trades.

What happened to Dennis McCauley?

Kris Baker said...

Thanks, anon. I've been at work, and thus limited (well not allowed ;)) on research time...

McCauley likely was not tendered or did not accept. I checked Euro league transfers a couple weeks back and didn't see anything. (I saw Wudrick signed in the DEL, but no McCauley).

Kris Baker said...

and ps Boos - Armia may very well be on the Enroth/Persson journey in that he could spend two post-draft seasons in Europe before coming to NA. As of now, I think that's likely.

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