*UPDATE* Derek Sheppard has been recalled from Florida

The Charlotte Checkers today assigned Derek Sheppard to the ECHL’s Florida Everblades.

The defenseman has appeared in 23 games for Charlotte this season, picking up three points (2g, 1a) and 63 penalty minutes, the latter of which ranks second on the team.

The Checkers, who now have six healthy options at defense, kick off a six-game homestand tonight against the Utica Comets.
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.