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AMERKS UPDATE: 11/13/07

Tuesday, 11.13.2007 / 11:07 AM / News
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AMERKS UPDATE: 11\/13\/07
Grinder Patrick Kaleta
After going 1-1-0-1 last week, the Rochester Americans will enjoy a much needed break. The Amerks have only one game this weekend on Friday, Nov. 16 against the Rockford IceHogs. This will be the first meeting between the two franchises, as the Ice Hogs are playing their first season as an AHL expansion team. Rochester (7-8-1-2) is now tied for second in the North Division with the Manitoba Moose, each with 17 points, and sit five points behind the Toronto Marlies. The Amerks have also played 18 games this season, the most in the AHL so far, while Toronto has only completed 12. 

PAT IS BACK
Buffalo native Patrick Kaleta returned to the ice for the Amerks last weekend. After suffering a groin injury Oct. 20 against the Hershey Bears, the winger has missed 13 of the first 15 games this season. The injury stemmed from a preseason match against the Columbus Blue Jackets while Kaleta was in training camp for the Buffalo Sabres. Kaleta saw action in all three games for Rochester in the three-day stand last week, earning a total of seven penalty minutes including a fighting major.

WEBER EARNS AN ‘A’

Defenseman Mike Weber received a pick-me-up after being sent down to Rochester from the Buffalo Sabres. The 19-year-old rookie, and youngest member of the squad, was named an alternate captain for the Amerks Sunday. Weber has collected three assists on the year and is a team-leading +3 through 16 games played. He was called up to Buffalo Oct. 25 to fill in for Sabres’ injured defenseman Jaroslav Spacek.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

DATE OPPONENT TIME LOCATION
Nov. 16 Rockford IceHogs 7:35 PM Blue Cross Arena

TOP SABRES' SCORERS ON AMERKS:
# NAME P GP G A PTS +/- PIM
41 Clarke MacArthur LW 14 8 10 18 -1 8
19 Dylan Hunter LW 17 6 7 13 -4 8
26 Mark Mancari RW 18 2 11 13 -5 6
23 Marek Zagrapan C 18 7 4 11 -7 10
21 Marc-Andre Gragnani D 18 1 8 9 -16 14

GOALTENDING:
# NAME GP MIN GA SO AVG W L SOL SA SV S%
53 Adam Dennis 12 691 35 1 3.04 7 4 1 370 335 .905

ROCHESTER CLIPS:
Democrat and Chronicle: Kaleta Can’t Wait to Resume His All-Out Checking
Democrat and Chronicle: Rookie Weber Elevated to Alternate Captain Spot
Democrat and Chronicle: Shootout Los Can’t Damage Pride of Amerks

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