Press called up to AHL among roster moves

Indy Fuel defenseman Robin Press has been called up to the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs. It was one of several roster moves the Fuel made Wednesday ahead of their final two games.

Also, forward Alex Wideman is taking bereavement leave. He tied the Fuel single-season scoring record with 54 points with a goal in Tuesday’s 6-3 win over Quad City. Forward Michael Neal, who suffered an injury in Sunday’s victory over Cincinnati, has been placed on reserve.

Meanwhile, forward Kenton Helgesen – who has missed five games with an injury – and defenseman Travis Armstrong have been activated from the reserve list.

The Fuel are preparing for their final two games of the season, a home-and-home with Toledo that begins Friday at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum.

Fuel roster

Forwards (12)

  • (R) Nick Bligh (6-0, 185, Milton, Mass.). Age: 24. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Dartmouth (NCAA)
  • (CHI) Kenton Helgesen (6-3, 194, Grand Prairie, Alb.). Age: 22. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Utah Grizzlies (ECHL)
  • (R) Austin Hervey (6-1, 209, Brighton, Mich.). Age: 24. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Adrian (NCAA-III)
  • (R) Woody Hudson (6-3, 220, Greece, N.Y.). Age: 24. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: St. Lawrence (NCAA)
  • (R, SJ) Jake Marchment (6-4, 220, Courtice, Ont.). Age: 21. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Erie Otters (OHL)
  • (V) Michael Neal (6-3, 220, Oshawa, Ont.). Age: 28. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Wichita Thunder (ECHL)
  • 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)
  • (V) Kenny Ryan (6-0, 209, Franklin, Mich.). Age: 25. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: San Diego Gulls (AHL)/Utah Grizzlies (ECHL)
  • (R) Filip Rydstrom (6-3, 200, Vallentuna, Sweden). Age: 20. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Charlottetown Islanders (QMJHL)
  • Josh Shalla (6-1, 198, Whitby, Ont.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Toledo Walleye (ECHL)
  • Paul Zanette (6-1, 190, Nobleton, Ont.). Age: 28. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Edinburgh (EIHL)/Asiago (Italy)

Defensemen (7)

  • Travis Armstrong (6-5, 215, Smith Falls, Ont.). Age: 27. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Louisiana IceGators (SPHL)/Brampton Beast (ECHL)
  • (RFD) Nick Mattson (6-1, 179, Chanhassen, Minn.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)/Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
  • 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)
  • Adam Phillips (6-6, 194, Farmington Hills, Mich.). Age: 26. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Kalamazoo Wings (ECHL)
  • Troy Vance (6-5, 220, Goshen, N.Y.). Age: 23. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Assat Pori (Finland)
  • (R) Chris Williams (6-2, 220, Pottstown, Pa.). Age: 25. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Alaska-Anchorage (NCAA)/Norfolk Admirals (ECHL)

Goaltenders (2)

  • (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/other leave (3)

  • (R, RFD) Bryn Chyzyk (6-0, 190, Varden, Man.). Age: 23. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: North Dakota (NCAA)
  • Cody Sharib (6-2, 209, Needham, Mass). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • Alex Wideman (5-7, 150, St. Louis, Mo.). Age: 24. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Evansville IceMen (ECHL)/Binghamton Senators (AHL) (bereavement leave)

V-Veteran (>260 professional games played)
R-Rookie (<25 professional games played)
RFD-Under contract to AHL Rockford IceHogs
SJ-Under contract to AHL San Jose Barracuda
CHI-Under contract to NHL Chicago Blackhawks