THE MacBETH REPORT:
F Martin Podlesak (Tri-City, Lethbridge, 2000-02) has been assigned on loan to Ceske Budejovice (Czech Republic Extraliga) by Sparta Prague (Czech Republic Extraliga). The loan agreement is until the end of October, and Ceske Budejovice has the option to extend the loan until the end of the season. Podlesak had six goals and four assists in 46 games for Sparta last season.
Former WHL coach Rob Daum is back at the U of Alberta where he is serving as senior director of player personnel. Daum was a long-time Golden Bears head coach before he ventured into the pro game. He spent last season with the Springfield Falcons, then the AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers. He’ll help Golden Bears head coach Eric Thurston, who lost assistant coaches Russ Hewson and Stan Marple to NAIT where they are coaching the Ooks. . . . Meanwhile, Rocky Thompson, who was dropped as an assistant coach by the Edmonton Oil Kings after last season, is on staff with the Oklahoma City Barons, the AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers.
The Saskatoon Blades made a move with their goaltenders on Sunday, assigning Tyler Oswald, 17, to the MJHL’s Dauphin Kings. That leaves the Blades with three goaltenders on their roster — Steven Stanford, 20; Adam Morrison, 19; and, Adam Iwan, 17. . . . Morrison remains in camp with the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Red Deer Rebels have assigned F Mason Burr, 16, to the midget AAA UFA Bisons, who play out of Strathmore, Alta. Burr had two assists in four exhibition games with the Rebels. He was a second-round pick, 27th overall, in the 2009 bantam draft. . . . After that move, the Rebels were down to 27 players on their roster, including four players in NHL camps — F Byron Froese (Chicago Blackhawks), G Darcy Kuemper (Minnesota Wild), D Alex Petrovic (Florida Panthers) and D Justin Weller (Phoenix Coyotes).
F Mark Parrish (Seattle, 1997-98) is in camp with the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres. Parrish, 33, played last season with the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning and its AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals. He didn’t score in 16 NHL games, but had 17 goals in 56 AHL games. His NHL career includes six 20-goal seasons. "He's a guy that can score goals and maybe can supply some depth that we want to take a look at," Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff told the Buffalo News. "He's been a goal scorer at the NHL level so we're taking a look."
The Washington Capitals returned G Brandon Anderson, 18, to the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Sunday. He was in the Capitals’ camp on a free-agent tryout deal.
F Jason Jaffray (Kootenay, Swift Current, 1998-2002) suffered what appears to be a serious knee injury during a Saturday scrimmage in the camp of the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks. According to Lindsay Kramer of the Syracuse Post-Standard, “An MRI showed a MCL sprain and also an ACL tear to his left knee. He will be examined Tuesday to determine his exact treatment plan.”
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