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Phantoms Announce Two Player Transactions





January 6, 2011





The Adirondack Phantoms have announced that defenseman Danny Syvret has been recalled by the Philadelphia Flyers and that goalie Brian Stewart has been loaned to Bakersfield (CA) of the ECHL.

Syvret, 25 (6/13/85), returned to the Flyers organization from the Ducks in a multi-player trade on November 21, 2010. He has played in 19 games for the Phantoms this season scoring 5 goals and 7 assists for 12 points. Syvret and Rob Bordson came to the Flyers in exchange for David Laliberte and Patrick Maroon.

Syvret played for the Flyers and Phantoms the past two seasons prior to returning via the trade.  He signed as a free agent with Anaheim in the offseason and appeared in six games for the Ducks this year, recording a goal and an assist.  He also had four assists in eight games for Syracuse this season. 

Syvret appeared in 21 games for the Flyers last season, scoring two goals and adding two assists for four points.  One of the goals came in the NHL Winter Classic against the Boston Bruins at Fenway Park, where Syvret posted his first NHL goal and the only one of the game for the Flyers.  He also appeared in 15 games for the Phantoms last season, where he had five goals and eight assists. 

During the 2008-09 campaign, Syvret finished second among all AHL defensemen with 12 goals and 45 assists for 57 points in 76 games for the Phantoms during the team's final year in Philadelphia and also represented the team at the 2009 AHL All-Star Classic in Worcester where he recorded three assists.  He also appeared in two games for the Flyers.  He was Edmonton's third-round selection (81st overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, and was originally acquired by the Flyers from the Oilers on June 6, 2008 in exchange for Ryan Potulny. 

Syvret was captain of the Memorial Cup Champion London Knights in 2004-05 and broke into professional hockey the following season with the Hamilton Bulldogs in the AHL. He played in 26 games for the Edmonton Oilers in the NHL from 2005-07 and has also had AHL stints with the Hershey Bears, Springfield Falcons and Grand Rapids Griffins.

Stewart has won four straight games for the Phantoms and won Reebok/AHL Player of the Week honors last week as he went 3-0-0 with a 1.34 goals against average and a .949 saves percentage with 93 stops on 98 shots faced. He ran his win streak to four with a Wednesday night shootout victory at the Albany Devils. Stewart is the first ever Adirondack Phantoms to win a weekly or monthly league award.

Stewart, a rookie from Burnaby, B.C., is now 4-5-0 (3.05, .891) in ten games for Adirondack in 2010-11. He has also played in three games with Greenville (SC) of the ECHL going 2-1-0 (2.68, .918). Stewart signed with the Philadelphia Flyers as a free agent on Apr. 19, 2010, after four seasons at Northern Michigan University, where he went 18-11-7 as a senior last year.

The Phantoms' two active goalies on the roster are Michael Leighton and Johan Backlund.

Adirondack is embarking on the longest road-trip in the history of professional hockey in Glens Falls as they will travel roughly 3,000 miles to the west to play the Abbotsford Heat this weekend. The team will fly out of Montreal Thursday evening.

Upcoming Games:
Friday, January 7, 10:00pm - Adirondack at Abbotsford Heat
Saturday, January 8, 10:00pm - Adirondack Phantoms at Abbotsford Heat
Friday, January 14, 7:30pm - Hershey Bears at Adirondack Phantoms
Saturday, January 15, 7:00pm - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at Adirondack Phantoms

Upcoming Promotions:
Friday, January 14 - $1 Hot Dogs
Saturday, January 15 - Phlex Retirement Party. Unifirst Youth Backpacks for first 1,000 kids age 14 and younger.

Don't be left out! Tickets for all Phantoms games are on sale now. Discount rates are available for groups of 15 or more. Save off the individual ticket price by asking the Phantoms about their great group rate packages.

The AHL is celebrating their 75th anniversary season and is the top development league for the NHL. More than 85 percent of today's NHL players are American Hockey League graduates and more than 6 million fans attend AHL games every year.

Come watch future NHL stars and up-and-coming Flyers prospects with exciting Adirondack Phantoms hockey! A variety of ticket packages for all the fast-paced action are on sale now. The Phantoms selection of discount ticket packages includes 3-packs, 6-packs, 12 and 22 Select Plans, full season plans and Flex Packs. Choose the plan that works best for you! Get your tickets at the Phantoms office inside the Glens Falls Civic Center, online at ticketmaster.com, or by calling the Phantoms at 518-480-3355.




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