Utica, NY – Utica Comets General Manager Ryan Johnson announced today that the club has recalled goaltender Michael Garteig from loan to Kalamazoo. In a separate transaction, forward David Dziurzynski has been released from his professional tryout contract.
Garteig, 26, has appeared in 22 games with the Kalamazoo Wings this season posting a record of 11-10-0 with a .887 save percentage and a 3.85 goals against average. The goaltender appeared in eight games with the Comets last season collecting a record of 0-4-2 with a .897 save percentage and a 3.01 goals against average.
In 2015-16, he completed his senior season with Quinnipiac University, leading the Bobcats to the ECAC Championship and a berth in the NCAA National Championship. In 43 games played, the Prince George, British Columbia, native posted a record of 32-4-7, along with a career-best .924 save percentage and a 1.91 goals against average.
Dziurzynski, 28, dressed in 27 games with the Comets this season collecting six points (3-3-6) and 28 penalty minutes. The forward has also skated in 19 ECHL games with the Florida Everblades posting three points (2-1-3) and 21 penalty minutes. The Lloydminster, Alberta native has appeared in 378 career AHL games registering 133 points (49-84-133) and 530 penalty minutes.
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