SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Toronto Marlies forward Ryan Hamilton was added to the Western Conference squad Tuesday for the upcoming AHL All-Star Classic.
Teammates Joe Colborne and Nazem Kadri ? who have played for the Marlies and the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs this season ? will not play in the Jan. 30 game in Atlantic City, the AHL announced in a release.
Joining Hamilton on the West squad were Lake Erie Monsters defenceman Tyson Barrie, Peoria Rivermen goaltender Ben Bishop, Rockford IceHogs defenceman Brian Connelly, Rochester Americans forward Zack Kassian, Oklahoma City Barons forward Ryan Keller and Charlotte Checkers forward Chris Terry.
Bridgeport Sound Tigers forward Casey Cizikas and Albany Devils defenceman Alexander Urbom were named to the East team.
In addition to Kadri and Colborne, Bridgeport?s Calvin de Haan, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton???s Simon Despres, Albany???s Matt Taormina, Lake Erie???s Cedrick Desjardins, Milwaukee???s Ryan Ellis, San Antonio???s Jon Matsumoto, Rochester???s Brayden McNabb and Charlotte???s Jerome Samson will all miss the event.