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Panthers Reassign G Alexander Salak; Recall D Jason Garrison

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
SUNRISE, FL – Florida Panthers General Manager Randy Sexton announced today that the club has reassigned G Alexander Salak to Rochester (AHL) and recalled D Jason Garrison from Rochester (AHL).


Salak returns to Rochester for the second time this week after receiving his first National Hockey League promotion earlier in the week. The 22-year-old Strakonice, Czech Republic, native made his NHL debut last night, earning five saves in Florida’s 7-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes. Salak spent all of training camp and preseason with the Panthers. The 6-foot-1, 189-pound netminder boasted a 20-20-9 record with a 2.40 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage in 52 games last season with TPS Turku of the FNL. Salak signed his first NHL contract with Florida as a free agent on May 29, 2009.

Garrison departs Rochester after recording an assist in his season debut in Rochester’s 5-2 win over the Lake Erie Monsters last night at The Blue Cross Arena. The recall is the second of his professional career. A native of White Rock, British Columbia, Garrison skated in his NHL debut last season with the Panthers on October 25th. In 2008-09, the second-year pro finished his rookie campaign as Rochester’s top scoring defenseman and fourth overall with 35 points (8+27) in 75 games.

Florida (1-2-0) hosts the New Jersey Devils tonight at 7 p.m. in the club’s home opener at the BankAtlantic Center.

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