Fuel receive Bondra, Press from AHL

The Indy Fuel received two players from their American Hockey League affiliate ahead of Saturday’s home opener.

Forward Radovan Bondra and defenseman Robin Press were both assigned to Indy this week.

Bondra, a fifth-round pick of the Blackhawks in 2015, was assigned to Indy prior to the season, but quickly recalled before he could report. He is a rookie who had 32 goals and 31 assists in 62 games in the Western Hockey League last season. Bondra has not played in the AHL this season, but did play one game for WHL Prince George prior to signing an AHL contract with Rockford.

Press was a seventh-round pick of the Blackhawks in 2013. He signed an AHL contract with Rockford mid-season last year and played much of the year’s second half in Indy, where he had 10 points in 30 games. Press has played two AHL games this season.

To create room on the roster, the Fuel moved forward Matt Johnson to the reserve list.

The Fuel also released forwards J.T. Barnett and Connor Reilly. They have 12 forwards, eight defensemen and two goaltenders on the roster.

The Fuel, 0-1-1 on the season, host the Tulsa Oilers at 7:35 p.m. Saturday in the home opener at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum.

Forwards (12)

  • Nick Bligh (6-0, 185, Milton, Mass.). Age: 24. Shoots: R. 2016-17 team: South Carolina Stingrays/Adirondack Thunder/Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • (R, RFD) Radovan Bondra (6-5, 221, Trebislav, Slovakia). Age: 20. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Vancouver Giants/Prince George Cougars (WHL)
  • Matt Johnson (6-1, 204, Clinton Township, Mich.). Age: 26. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Greenville Swamp Rabbits (ECHL)
  • (RFD) Tommy Olczyk (5-10, 178, Long Grove, Ill.). Age: 26. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Alaska Aces (ECHL)
  • (V) Cam Reid (6-2, 187, Delta, B.C.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Ravensburg (Germany)/Heilbronner (Germany)/Utah Grizzlies (ECHL)
  • Matt Rupert (5-8, 175, London, Ont.). Age: 23. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • Ryan Rupert (5-8, 173, London, Ont.). Age: 23 Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Binghamton Senators (AHL)/Wichita Thunder (ECHL)
  • Andrew Schmit (6-5, 220, Grafton, Wis.). Age: 25. Shoots: R. 2016-17 team: Pensacola Ice Flyers (SPHL)
  • Reed Seckel (5-18, 183, Melvin, Mich.). Age: 28. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Missouri Mavericks/Elmira Jackals (ECHL)
  • (R) Will Smith (5-11, 174, East Longmeadow, Mass.). Age: 21. 2016-17 team: Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL)
  • (V) Geoff Walker (6-3, 225, Charlottetown, PEI). Age: 29. Shoots: R. 2016-17 team: Fassa (Alps)/Sheffield Steelers (Britain)
  • (RFD) Alex Wideman (5-7, 171, St. Louis, Mo.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)

Defensemen (8)

  • (RFD) Brandon Anselmini (5-10, 183, Guelph, Ont.). Age: 24. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Idaho Steeleheads (ECHL)/Texas Stars (AHL)
  • (R) Jack Burton (6-3, 214, Reiserstown, Md.). Age: 24. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Colby College (NCAA-3)/Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • Garrett Clarke (6-1, 205, Windsor, N.S.). Age: 24. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Brampton Beast (ECHL)
  • Nolan Descoteaux (6-1, 205, Dallas, Tex.). Age: 27. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Missouri Mavericks/Alaska Aces (ECHL)
  • (V) Zach Miskovic (6-1, 197, River Forest, Ill.). Age: 32. Shoots: R. 2016-17 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • (RFD) Robin Press (6-3, 207, Uppsala, Sweden). Age: 22. Shoots: R. 2016-17 team: Djurgardens (Sweden)/Rockford IceHogs (AHL)/Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • Nick Trecapelli (6-2, 215, Guelph, Ont.). Age: 26. Shoots: R. 2016-17 team: Wichita Thunder/Atlanta Gladiators (ECHL)
  • Troy Vance (6-5, 220, Goshen, N.Y.). Age: 24. Shoots: R. 2016-17 team: Cincinnati Cyclones/Indy Fuel (ECHL)

Goaltenders (2)

  • (R) Etienne Marcoux (6-0, 168, Laval, PQ). Age: 23. Catches: L. 2016-17 team: University of New Brunswick (CUS).
  • (RFD) Matt Tomkins (6-3, 194, Edmonton, Alb.). Age: 23. Catches: L. 2016-17 team: Ohio State (NCAA)

21-day IR (2)

  • (V) Michael Neal (6-3, 220, Whitby, Ont.). Age: 28. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Sonthofen (Germany)/Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • (R) Anthony Cortese (5-11, 185, Pierrefonds, Que.). Age: 23. Shoots: R. 2016-17 team: Concordia University (OUAA)

R-Rookie (fewer than 25 pro games)
V-Veteran (260 or more pro games)
T-Camp tryout agreement
RFD-Under contract to AHL Rockford
CHI-Under contract to NHL Chicago