KICHTON RETURNS WITH INJURED HAND

Sep 20, 2010 - 09:09 PDT

The good news for Chiefs fans…defenseman Brenden Kichton has been returned to Spokane by the Detroit Red Wings after the 18-year-old attended their prospect’s camp.  The bad…while playing at the Traverse City Prospect’s Tournament Kichton broke a finger and is expected to miss four-six weeks.

Kichton is the second Chief veteran to return from a pro camp after Levko Koper came back from the Atlanta Thrashers prospects camp over the weekend.  Koper, a seventh round selection in 2009 by Atlanta, returns to the Chiefs for his fifth season.  Last year he scored a career high 24 goals in 58 games.

Spokane still has three players at NHL camps; defenseman Jared Cowen with the Ottawa Senators, center Tyler Johnson with the Minnesota Wild and right wing Blake Gal with the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Chiefs also reassigned 16-year-old center Connor Chartier to play AAA Midget in Alberta. 

The movement leaves the Chiefs with 25 players in Spokane; three goaltenders, eight defensemen and 14 forwards.

GOALTENDERS – 3
Mac Engel (93)
James Reid (90)
Chris Sharkey (92)

DEFENSEMEN – 8
Corbin Baldwin (91)
Reid Gow (94)
Cole Hamblin (93)
Brenden Kichton (92)
Garrett Leedahl (91)
Bruin McDonald (92)
Tanner Mort (93)
Tyler Vanscourt (92)

FORWARDS – 14
Mike Aviani (93)
Anthony Bardaro (92)
Brady Brassart (93)
T.C. Cratsenberg (92)
Skyler Hladun (92)
Mitch Holmberg (93)
Marek Kalus (93)
Steven Kuhn (91)
Levko Koper (90)
Matt Marantz (91)
Brendan Mangone (93)
Kenton Miller (91)
Dominik Uher (92)
Collin Valcourt (93)

ATTENDING NHL CAMPS
DEFENSEMAN

Jared Cowen (91)- Ottawa Senators

FORWARDS
Tyler Johnson (90) - Minnesota Wild
Blake Gal (92) - Philadephia Flyers