The Charlotte Checkers today assigned Steven Lorentz to the ECHL’s Florida Everblades.
The second-year pro has logged 13 games this season with the Checkers and recorded a goal and an assist, both of which are the first in his AHL career. Lorentz has been with Charlotte since early December for his most recent stint with the team but has been a healthy extra more often than not, appeared in just four games since Christmas.
The forward now returns to Florida, where he put up 21 points through 17 games this season and ranked second on the team in scoring at the time of his recall.
With Janne Kuokkanen slated to return from injury tonight, the Checkers currently have 13 healthy options at forward.
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.