Greyhounds trim roster by releasing threeTuesday, September 11, 2012 by: Brad Coccimiglio
The Soo Greyhounds roster now stands at 29 players after three veterans were released by the hockey club this afternoon.
The team has announced that Alex Morgan, Greg Jambrosich and Cody Mintz have all been released.
“One of the most difficult parts of this job is informing players that they have been released,” Greyhounds GM Kyle Dubas said in a statement. “With each of these three young men, we wanted to make these moves prior to the final set of exhibition games to give them each an opportunity with other clubs to skate and potentially get into exhibition games. In addition, with the academic calendar just one week old we felt this move now preserves the entire semester both in secondary and post-secondary institutions of all three young men.”
Morgan was acquired in September 2011 from the Saginaw Spirit in exchange for a fifth round draft pick (2012). Morgan had one goal and three points in 36 games with the Greyhounds last season.
Jambrosich and Mintz were acquired by the team at the trade deadline last season along with a fourth round draft pick (2014) from the Sudbury Wolves in a deal that saw the locals send Michael Kantor to Sudbury.
Mintz had two assists in 10 games with the Greyhounds following the deal while Jambrosich had one assist in 14 games.
The Greyhounds currently had three goaltenders, nine defencemen and 17 forwards on the roster following the moves.
The roster has seen a shift in recent days with forwards Nick Cousins, Andrew Fritsch and Mark Petaccio being reinstated by the team while also acquiring forward Jacob Smith from the Kingston Frontenacs over the weekend. The team also officially added Russian-born forward Sergei Tolchinsky, who arrived in Sault Ste. Marie on Sunday and has practiced with the team this week.