The Hershey Bears roster was affected once again this week as forward, Cody Eakin was recalled by the Washington Capitals. Eakin has played in 29 games for the Capitals this season, posting four goals and four assists in the nation’s capital. Eakin has provided a solid offensive season for the Bears of the American Hockey League, netting 11 goals and 14 assists on the year.
With multiple injuries to Hershey’s forwards including Graham Mink and Jacob Micflikier, Hershey added a healthy one to the corps by signing forward, David Civitarese to an amateur tryout agreement. The contract is an AHL deal, and extends through the 2012-2013 season. Civitarese attended Colorado College for four years, posting 14 goals and 16 assists in 121 career games in the WCHA.
On the goalie front, Hershey signed Matt Tendler to an amateur tryout agreement. Tendler finished his last season at Neumann College of the ECAC holding a 2.98 goals against average coupled with a .888 save percentage. Expect Tendler to backup goaltender, Dany Sabourin until Braden Holtby returns to the Bears.
Hershey faces the Charlotte Checkers both Saturday and Sunday night with an opportunity to challenge Wilkes-Barre Scranton for home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.