Call up C Janis Sprukts and RW Anthony Stewart from Rochester (AHL)
/ Florida Panthers
SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers general manager and head coach Jacques Martin announced today that the club has recalled RW Anthony Stewart and C Janis Sprukts, from the Rochester Americans (AHL). The Panthers have also placed LW Gary Roberts on IR.
Sprukts, 24, will be making his third trip to the Panthers. He has appeared in five games with Florida posting one assist. In 28 games for Rochester this season, Sprukts has nine goals and 23 assists for 32 points which ranks second on the Americans squad.
Stewart, who will turn 21 tomorrow, was called up for the second time in a month. The LaSalle, Quebec native played in two games with the Panthers in December with no points. In 29 games played with Rochester, Stewart has five goals and eight assists.
Both players are expected to meet the team in Calgary later this afternoon and are eligible to play tonight when Florida takes on the Calgary Flames at the Saddledome. Game time is scheduled for 9 p.m. EDT and can be seen locally on FSN-Florida or on the radio at 560 WQAM.