Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Reaves Makes NHL Debut

Former Brandon Wheat King Ryan Reaves made his NHL debut Monday, and it was quite an interesting one.

The 23-year old Reaves was recalled by the St. Louis Blues from their AHL affiliate Peoria in the morning to replace the injured Cam Janssen in their lineup.

Reaves, who had four goals, 11 points and 167 penalty minutes in 76 games with Peoria last season, engaged in a scrap with Anaheim centre and former Prince Albert Raiders Kyle Chipchura just over three minutes into the second period.

Reaves clearly won the fight, but lost the war. He was tossed from the game because he had his jersey come off during the scrap with Chipchura.

You can watch Reaves' first NHL fight right here...

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Oh, and BTW, there's more praise for Brayden Schenn after the first two games of the regular season for the Los Angeles Kings.

Dan Arritt of the Los Angeles Times has that story here...



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Jacob De Serres went through his first practice with the Saint John Sea Dogs yesterday, but will not 'officially' be added to the team's roster until today.

Apparently, the QMJHL's 20-year old system works a little differently than the WHL. From what I can gather, teams are allowed to have just three 20-year olds under contract at any one time but don't have a deadline for signing overagers. QMJHL teams must also abide by a $1,700 weekly salary cap.

De Serres isn't going to play for the Sea Dogs in their game tonight against the Rimouski Oceanic but will likely see his first action this weekend.

BTW, the Wheat Kings received $1,000 from the Sea Dogs as a waiver fee.

More is available in an article in the Telegraph Journal...

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Mark Schneider had his first practice with the Regina Pats on Monday.

Greg Harder of the Regina Leader-Post has more on that, and the future of Virden product Landon Peel with the Pats, on his Slap Shots blog.

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