SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers general manager and head coach Jacques Martin announced today that the club has recalled C Janis Sprukts from the Rochester Americans (AHL).
Sprukts, 25, played in four preseason games with the Cats scoring one goal with two PIM. In four games with Rochester, the Riga, Latvia native had two goals and two assists. Sprukts is scheduled to make his NHL debut tonight.. He was the Cats seventh choice (234th overall) in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. Sprukts spent the last three seasons playing in Europe.