First, the team signed veteran tough guy Ryan White to a professional tryout, after hosting the Brandon product in training camp. White, now 30 years old, has dressed in 313 NHL games, picking up 31 goals, 61 points and 447 penalty minutes along the way. In 234 AHL games, the stocky pugilist has 41 goals, 100 points and 492 penalty minutes. The forward will look to earn a spot with the Moose for the remainder of the 2018-19 season.
In exchange for the spot handed to White, the Moose sent forward Cam Maclise down to their East Coast Hockey League affiliate Jacksonville Icemen. Maclise, a 26-year-old product of Lacombe, AB. has no points and one penalty in three games for the Moose this season. In 67 AHL games for Manitoba in 2017-18, Maclise had seven goals and 13 points. He will look to earn his way back to the minor league squad.
The Moose then sent goaltender Eric Comrie to the Winnipeg Jets to serve as a non-roster player in conjunction with the 2018 NHL Global Series in Finland. With Connor Hellebuyck and Laurent Brossoit locked in as the Jets’ No. 1 and 2 netminders, Comrie will only come into play if one of those two is placed on the team’s injured reserve while overseas.
To fulfill the goaltending void left by Comrie, the Moose recalled Mikhail Berdin from Jacksonville, to serve as backup goaltender to Ken Appleby. Berdin, 20, has put together a 3-0-0 record with the Icemen in 2018-19, with a 1.98 goals against average and a .934 save percentage in three games of ECHL action. The 6-foot-3 netminder from Russia saw one game of action in this weekend’s back-to-back set with Milwaukee and Rockford.