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AMERKS UPDATE: 11/28/07

by Staff Writer / Buffalo Sabres
Michael Funk
It wasn’t exactly the holiday weekend the Rochester Americans hoped for, dropping two of three contests last week to the Manitoba Moose and Binghamton Senators respectively. However, the Amerks did end the stand on a high note with a 5-4 victory against the Lake Erie Monsters, and look to carry that momentum into this weekend’s road trip. Rochester remains in the third slot of the North Division, seven points behind the first-place Toronto Marlies.


AMERKS TURN-AROUND: Despite losing two games last week, Rochester has shown a vast improvement in the standings. In the past 10 games the team is 6-3-0-1, a steady climb from the 3-7-1-1 start the Amerks recorded in the first 12 games of the season.

INJURY UPDATE: Patrick Kaleta is back in the lineup for the Amerks after suffering a groin injury, but there are still key components missing. Mike Funk [groin] has missed nine games and Marek Zagrapan [illness] missed Friday’s game against the Lake Erie Monsters, according to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. The Amerks were also without defenseman Mike Card in the game, after he was checked hard less than a minute into regulation and forced to leave the ice. Head coach Randy Cunneyworth denied that Card suffered a concussion on the play.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

DATE OPPONENT TIME LOCATION
Nov. 30 Manchester Monarchs 7:05 PM Verizon Wireless Arena
Dec. 1 Providence Bruins 7:05 PM Dunkin' Donuts Center

TOP SABRES' SCORERS ON AMERKS:

#

NAME

P

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

41

Clarke MacArthur

LW

14

8

10

18

-1

8

26

Mark Mancari

RW

22

2

15

17

-6

22

19

Dylan Hunter

LW

21

7

9

16

-9

14

23

Marek Zagrapan

C

21

7

4

11

-11

10

21

Marc-Andre Gragnani

D

22

1

9

10

-21

14

GOALTENDING:

#

NAME

GP

MIN

GA

SO

AVG

W

L

SOL

SA

SV

S%

53

Adam Dennis

14

809

42

1

3.11

8

5

1

426

384

0.901


ROCHESTER CLIPS:

Democrat and Chronicle: Hard Check Brings Card’s Night to Early End
Democrat and Chronicle: Amerks Rookie Mike Weber Showing Grit
Amerks.com: Amerks to Spend Weekend on Road
Amerks.com: Amerks Sneak By Monsters

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