Defenseman Jonathan Carlsson has been returned to the Indy Fuel by the ECHL’s Rockford IceHogs, and the team has also signed defenseman Nick Grasso.
Carlsson had a brief two-game callup to Rockford, and is back in Indy, where he has a goal and 10 assists in 28 games, often playing on the Fuel’s top defensive pairing. He missed the three Fuel games last weekend during the callup. As he returns, Nick Mattson was called up on Monday and remains in the AHL.
Grasso is in his fourth pro season, split between the old Central Hockey League, the ECHL and the Southern Professional Hockey League. This season, the 6-1, 185-pound blueliner has four goals and six assists in 22 games for the SPHL’s Macon Mayhem. He is also +9. Grasso played for Quad City in the CHL/ECHL from 2013-15, with 12 goals and 33 assists in 113 games. He has played 59 SPHL games over the last two seasons, tallying six goals and 18 assists.
They’ll join another new signee, rookie Nick Betz, whose acquisition was announced Tuesday.
Also, the team has placed Brock Montgomery – who had been acquired in a trade from Orlando but had not reported to Indy – on suspension, and placed Brady Ramsay on reserve. Ramsay suffered an injury against Fort Wayne on Dec. 27. While he has dressed in games since, he has not seen game action other than serving penalties.
The Fuel begin a four-game roadtrip Saturday with two games in Allen on back-to-back days. They return home Jan. 14 to face Tulsa.
The moves give the Fuel 11 forwards, six defensemen and two goaltenders on the active roster, plus Ramsay and Matt Stanisz on reserve. The Fuel have one available roster space.
- (R) Nick Betz (6-5, 226, Mt. Clemens, Mich.). Age: 21. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Erie Otters (OHL)
- (R, RFD) Bryn Chyzyk (6-0, 190, Varden, Man.). Age: 23. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: North Dakota (NCAA)
- Patrick D’Amico (6-0, 211, Winnipeg, Man.). Age: 21. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Colorado Eagles/Atlanta Gladiators (ECHL)
- Alex Guptill (6-3, 190, Burlington, Ont.). Age: 24. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Evansville IceMen/Manchester Monarchs (ECHL), Binghamton Senators/Rochester Americans (AHL)
- (R) Ryan Keller (6-2, 195, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.). Age: 23. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Michigan State (NCAA)
- (V) Tristan King (6-1, 190, Minneapolis, Minn.). Age: 26. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Allen Americans (ECHL)
- Kevin Lynch (6-1, 205, Grosse Pointe, Mich.). Age: 25. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Florida Everblades (ECHL)
- (R) Collin MacDonald (6-2, 200, West Milford, NJ). Age: 24. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: New Hampshire (NCAA)
- (res) Brady Ramsay (5-11, 190, Lethbridge, Alb.). Age: 23. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Tulsa Oilers (ECHL)
- Matt Rupert (5-9, 188, Grand Bend, Ont.). Age: 22. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL)
- Josh Shalla (6-1, 198, Whitby, Ont.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Toledo Walleye (ECHL)
- Alex Wideman (5-7, 150, St. Louis, Mo.). Age: 24. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Evansville IceMen (ECHL)/Binghamton Senators (AHL)
- (V, RFD) Jonathan Carlsson (6-1, 198, Uppsala, Sweden). Age: 28. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Rockford IceHogs (AHL)/Evansville IceMen (ECHL)
- Nick Grasso (6-1, 185, Smithtown, N.Y.). Age: 28. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Peoria Rivermen/Macon Mayhem (SPHL)
- Brandon Martell (6-2, 210, Andover, Minn.). Age: 28. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Wichita Thunder/Alaska Aces (ECHL)
- (V) Zach Miskovic (6-1, 197, River Forest, Ill.). Age: 31. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)/Charlotte Checkers (AHL)
- (RFD) Robin Press (6-2, 187, Uppsala, Sweden). Age: 21. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Djurgardens (Sweden)
- (res) Matt Stanisz (6-1, 205, Burlington, Ont.). Age: 26. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Florida Everblades (ECHL)
- (R) Chris Williams (6-2, 220, Pottstown, Pa.). Age: 25. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Alaska-Anchorage (NCAA)/Norfolk Admirals (ECHL)
- (R, RFD) Jake Hildebrand (5-11, 182, Butler, Pa.). Age: 23. Catches: L. 2015-16 team: Michigan State (NCAA)/Allen Americans (ECHL)
- (RFD) Eric Levine (6-3, 185, Wheeling, Ill.). Age: 27. Catches: L. 2015-16 team: Utah/Colorado (ECHL), Pensacola/Louisiana (SPHL)
21-day IR (2)
- Raphael Corriveau (6-4, 203, Levis, Quebec). Age: 22. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Morzine-Avoriaz (France)
- Cody Sharib (6-2, 209, Needham, Mass). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
V-Veteran (>260 professional games played)
R-Rookie (<25 professional games played)
RFD-Under contract to AHL Rockford IceHogs
CHI-Under contract to NHL Chicago Blackhawks