Friday, January 21, 2011

THE MacBETH REPORT: F Jay Fehr (Brandon, 2006-10) signed a contract for the rest of this season with Dresdner Eislöwen (Germany 2.Bundesliga) after withdrawing from Acadia University (CIS). He had three goals and seven assists in 17 games at Acadia this season. Fehr was expected to be in Dresden in time to practice with the club this morning. . . .
F Brett Lysak (Regina, 1996-2001) signed a contract for the rest of this season with SönderjyskE Vojens (Denmark AL-Bank Ligaen) after obtaining his release from Jesenice (Slovenia, plays in Austria Erste Bank Liga) earlier this week. He had 20 goals and 18 assists in 39 games for Jesenice this season. Lysak played the past three seasons in Denmark prior to signing with Jesenice last summer and led AL-Bank Ligaen in goals with 23 last year while with Esbjerg.
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The Saskatoon Blades expect to have F Brayden Schenn in their lineup Saturday when they are at home to the Calgary Hitmen. Schenn, the MVP at the World Junior Championship in Buffalo where he starred for Team Canada, was acquired from the Brandon Wheat Kings on Jan. 10.
However, he suffered a shoulder injury at the WJC and hasn’t played since the tournament finale, which was played on Jan. 5.
In practice with the Blades this week, Schenn, who is from Saskatoon, has been skating on a line with Curtis Hamilton, who also played for Canada at the WJC, and Jake Trask, a Saskatoon native who was acquired earlier in the season from the Kamloops Blazers.
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JUST NOTES: F Brenden Silvester, 19, won’t play this season. A back problem has kept Silvester, who is from Port Coquitlam, B.C., from playing since March 14. The Swift Current Broncos acquired Silvester and D Tanner Muth, 17, from the Seattle Thunderbirds for D Travis Bobbee, 20, and a conditional draft pick. . . . Muth (fractured clavicle) has played only 19 games this season, while Bobbee also is injured. He is out for perhaps another three weeks with a shoulder injury. . . . Darcy Kuemper of the Red Deer Rebels is the CHL’s goaltender of the week. He was 3-0-0, 0.32, .988 last week. He put up two shutouts last week and leads the entire CHL with eight blank jobs. . . . It also was the third time this season that Kuemper has won the award. . . . G Jordan White (Prince George, Portland, 2006-08) was in the NHL on Thursday night. White, who attends the U of B.C. and plays for the Thunderbirds, signed a one-game amateur tryout deal with San Jose and backed up starter Antti Niemi in a 2-1 shootout victory. White is from Surrey, B.C. He was practising with the Thunderbirds when he got the call. . . . With G Adam Morrison not feeling well, the Saskatoon Blades have brought in G Tyler Oswald, a fifth-round pick in the 2008 bantam draft, from the midget AAA Pembina Valley Hawks, who play out of Morden, Man. . . . Doug Hetherington, a member of the Moose Jaw Warriors’ board of directors, died suddenly on Sunday. He was 58. There is more right here. . . . Nick Patterson of the Everett Herald reports that Silvertips D Chad Suer, 20, is to get the wires removed from his broken jaw on Jan. 31 and could return shortly after that. He hasn’t played since being injured on Dec. 17 and has since missed 10 games. . . . Olivier Roy of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan became the second-winningest goaltender in QMJHL history Thursday with a 4-2 victory over the P.E.I. Rocket. It was the 111th career victory for Roy, leaving him behind only Jacques Cloutier, who won 142 games with the Trois-Rivieres Draveurs (1976-80).
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