The Atlanta Thrashers have re-claimed defenseman KAREL PILAR (KAH-rehl, PEE-lahsh) on waivers from the Chicago Blackhawks and have assigned him to the Chicago Wolves. In addition, Atlanta has assigned right wing MYLES STOESZ (STAYZ) and goaltender DAN TURPLE to the ECHL’s Gwinnett Gladiators. The Wolves have also assigned left wing MIKE HAMILTON to Gwinnett.
PILAR appeared in one preseason game with the Blackhawks after being claimed on waivers from the Thrashers on Sept. 27. The 29-year-old blueliner notched four assists in three preseason games with Atlanta this year, and has tallied 30 points (6G, 24A) and 42 penalty minutes in 90 career National Hockey League tilts with the Toronto Maple Leafs, spanning three seasons (2001-04).
Currently, Chicago’s roster stands at 27 players, consisting of 16 forwards, nine defensemen and two goaltenders.
The Wolves open their 14th season at the Houston Aeros on Sat., Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. The squad opens its 40-game home slate with a matchup against the Milwaukee Admirals at the Allstate Arena on Sat., Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.
The Atlanta Thrashers have assigned 2007 American Hockey League Most Valuable Player DARREN HAYDAR to the Chicago Wolves. In addition, the Thrashers have assigned forwards JORDAN LaVALLEE (LAH-VALLEY) and COLIN STUART, defensemen JOEL KWIATKOWSKI (KWEE-at-KOW-skee) and BORIS VALABIK (VA-lah-bik) and goaltender ONDREJ PAVELEC (AWN-dray pah-vah-LEK) to the Wolves.
Originally signed by Chicago on Sept. 19, 2006, FRETTER represented Gwinnett in the 2007 ECHL All-Star Game and posted the game-winning goal for the American Conference. The Harrow, Ontario, native led the Gladiators with three markers and shared fourth with three points in four postseason games before the squad was eliminated in the South Division Semifinals.