2020 SHL Week 4 Transactions

  • On Wednesday, the Hershey Bliss‘ CHL affiliate in Milwaukee activated G Hobie Sanford from the injured list.  Sanford suffered a bruised collarbone in the first week of the season, and had been on the IL ever since.  In order to make room for Sanford on the roster, the organization released G Toby Kemper.  Kemper, who had served as Milwaukee’s reserve netminder during Sanford’s injury, went 1-2-0 with a 4.66 GAA and an .869 save percentage during his time with the club.
  • On Friday, the Quebec Tigres activated D Kevin Buchanan from the injured list.  Buchanan went down with an upper-body injury two and a half weeks ago.  In order to allow Buchanan to return, the Tigres demoted D Hampus Olsson to their CHL affiliate in Halifax.  This season, Olsson appeared in 15 games with Quebec, recording 3 assists and a -2 rating.  To make room for Olsson on the Halifax roster, the team did not renew D Gustaf Bergstrom’s 10-game contract.
  • On Saturday, the Tigres placed LW Stellan Fisker on the injured list.  Fisker exited Saturday’s 4-2 loss to Portland after suffering an upper-body injury late in the second period.  The team described him as “week-to-week” with the injury.  To replace Fisker on the roster, the Tigres called up LW Carl Bleyer from their affiliate in Halifax.  This is the 21-year-old Bleyer’s second stint with Quebec; he was called up for 10 games last season.
  • Also on Saturday, the Hamilton Pistols recalled F Michael Jennings from their farm club in Oshawa and reassigned C Hilliard Macy to Oshawa.  The team called Macy up last week when C Calvin Frye went down with an injury and appeared in five game, recording a goal and two assists  Frye returned to the lineup in mid-week, but LW Steven Alexander was injured in Saturday’s 6-4 loss to Kansas City, and is expected to miss up to a week.  With Frye back and Alexander out, the Pistols needed a winger instead of a center, so they brought Jennings back to the SHL.
  • Finally, in another Saturday night move, the Kansas City Smoke demoted F David Facinelli to their affiliate in Omaha and called C Edz Zalmanis.  Like Hamilton’s move, the transaction was driven be an injury.  C Mike Rivera was hurt in Saturday’s tussle with Hamilton, and is expected to miss multiple games.  With an opening at center, the Smoke took the opportunity to give a look to Zalmanis, who has been brilliant with Omaha (17 points and a +5 rating in 16 games).  The 29-year-old Facinelli has appeared in 7 games with KC this second, registering a single point.

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