Desjardins, Krushelnyski Added to Pack RosterJan 6, 2016
Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the parent New York Rangers have reassigned goaltender Cedrick Desjardins to the Wolf Pack from the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL, and that the Wolf Pack has recalled forward Alex Krushelnyski from the ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies.
Desjardins, a 30-year-old 10th-year pro, was assigned to the Monarchs December 7, after having been out of action since suffering a knee injury in a game between the Wolf Pack and the Springfield Falcons December 26, 2014. In five appearances with Manchester, he was 2-2-0, with a 2.73 goals-against average and a 90.1% save percentage. Prior to being hurt, Desjardins was 8-3-1 in 15 appearances with the Wolf Pack in 2014-15, with a 2.63 goals-against average, a 91.0% save percentage and one shutout.
A veteran of six career NHL games (2-4-0, 2.42 goals-against average, 91.9% save percentage) with the Tampa Bay Lightning, 234 AHL contests (112-83-19, 2.46 GAA, 91.4% save percentage, 22 shutouts) with the Hamilton Bulldogs, Norfolk Admirals, Lake Erie Monsters, Syracuse Crunch and the Wolf Pack; and 71 career ECHL outings (42-27-1, 2.36 GAA, 92.1% save percentage, nine shutouts) with the Cincinnati Cyclones and the Monarchs, Desjardins signed with the Rangers as a free agent July 1, 2014.
Krushelnyski, 25, a second-year man out of Colorado College, is tied for the Grizzlies’ team goals lead, and tied for second on the club in points, with 14-13-27 in 31 games. He signed an AHL contract with the Wolf Pack October 9, after a rookie season in which he skated in three AHL games with the Norfolk Admirals, going scoreless with four penalty minutes and six shots on goal, and logged 62 ECHL games with the Grizzlies, notching 17 goals and 40 assists for 57 points.
Prior to turning pro, the 6-0, 180-pound Krushelnyski, a Bloomfield Hills, MI native whose father Mike was a three-time Stanley Cup-winner with the Edmonton Oilers during a nearly 900-game career in the NHL, played four seasons at Colorado College, registering totals of 42 goals and 59 assists for 101 points, plus 91 PIM, in 158 career games.
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