Sunday, February 7, 2010

Tifu released

The Albany River Rats today released forward Yannick Tifu from his professional tryout contract.

Tifu scored his first AHL goal of the season last night in Albany's 7-6 victory over the Springfield Falcons. He will rejoin the Elmira Jackals of the ECHL, where he has 44 points (13 G, 31 A) in 30 games so far this season.

Tifu was signed on Wednesday after forward Steven Goertzen was recalled by the Carolina Hurricanes. 

The release suggests an injured or recalled player may return to the line-up on Wednesday as the Rats travel to Binghamton to face the Senators. Tifu could also be re-signed after skating with Elmira today on the road in Trenton.