The Checkers made a series of transactions today, assigning forward Zach Nastasiuk and goalie Jeremy Helvig to the ECHL’s Florida Everblades and recalling goalie Callum Booth from the Reading Royals.

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Nastasiuk joined the Checkers for their two weekend road contests last weekend but served as a healthy extra in both games. Helvig backed up Scott Darling for Friday’s win over Hartford and the first two periods of Saturday’s contest before entering the game in relief at the start of the third. The rookie netminder stopped seven of the eight shots he saw in his AHL debut and earned the overtime victory.

Booth appeared in three games during his stint with the Royals, going undefeated with a 3.00 goals-against average and a .895 save percentage.

With Darling in Carolina as Curtis McElhinney works his way back from injury, the Checkers are currently heading into Thursday’s home matchup against the Wolf Pack with Booth and Alex Nedeljkovic as their goalie tandem.
Nicholas Niedzielski
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Director of Communications Nicholas Niedzielski joined the Checkers in the summer of 2014. A Texas native, he previously worked for the AHL's Texas Stars.