With a pair of road games on the horizon, the Checkers have recalled forward Steven Lorentz from Florida.
“Saarela’s out for the weekend,” said head coach Mike Vellucci. “He’s banged up so we’ll evaluate him next week.”
Lorentz, in his second year as a pro, logged three games with the Checkers earlier this season and picked up an assist for his first career AHL point. In the ECHL with Florida this season the 22-year-old has racked up 21 points (8g, 13a) in 17 games, good for second on the Everblades.
“He’s been playing really well down in Florida and the last time he was here he played well. So he’ll meet us in Hartford and he’ll be in the lineup tomorrow.”
A seventh-round pick for Carolina in 2015, Lorentz has a total of six AHL games under his belt.